The Kavli Foundation

The Kavli Foundation & The BRAIN Initiative

The Kavli Foundation played an important role in development of the US BRAIN Initiative, and continues to support the Initiative through a variety of mechanisms.

Neurodata Without Borders

While progress in modern science is enabled by data sharing, open exchange of data can be a challenge in neuroscience. In mid-2014, The Kavli Foundation, along with a consortium of researchers and foundations, initiated a program called Neurodata Without Borders (NWB,  The Kavli Foundation has funded NWB projects that break down the geographic, institutional, technological and policy barriers that impede the flow of neuroscience data to the scientific community.

Kavli Institutes

In 2015, The Kavli Foundation established three new Kavli Neuroscience Institutes, complementing existing Kavli Institutes around the globe that focus on research in neuroscience, nanoscience, astrophysics, and theoretical physics. 

Science Programs

The Kavli Foundation provides curated funding opportunities for innovative research aligning with scientific themes that accelerate basic research in neuroscience. 

About The Kavli Foundation

The Kavli Foundation is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of humanity, promoting public understanding of scientific research, and supporting scientists and their work.

The Foundation’s mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, scientific society collaborations, initiatives and cross-disciplinary meetings in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience, and theoretical physics as well as prizes in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.

Kavli's Awards

The Kavli Foundation supports Kavli Institutes worldwide and funds basic science research. Proposals are solicited by invitation only.

The Kavli Prize is awarded every two years for breakthrough discoveries in neuroscience, nanoscience and astrophysics.