The Grass Foundation is a not-for-profit, private foundation chartered to assist in advancing knowledge principally in the field of neurophysiology, and including allied fields of medicine and science. In pursuit of that goal, the Foundation acts to encourage and advance education, research and clinical investigation in these fields. All grants and expenditures of The Grass Foundation must be for charitable purposes as defined by the Internal Revenue Code of the United States.
The only program administered directly by The Grass Foundation, as approved by the Internal Revenue Service, is the Grass Fellowship Program in neuroscience at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. All other Foundation activities are supported via funds awarded to other not-for-profit organizations, who administer the relevant programs themselves. Organizations with whom The Grass Foundation currently partners are listed below.
Any inquiries regarding funding should be addressed to The Grass Foundation office.
Currently funded programs are:
|MBL - Marine Biological Laboratory
The Albert & Ellen Grass - MBL Faculty Grant Program
Neural Systems & Behavior Course
The Forbes Lectureship
|SfN - Society for Neuroscience
The Albert & Ellen Grass Lecture
The Donald B. Lindsley Prize in Behavioral Neuroscience
The Ricardo Miledi Program for Neuroscience Training
|International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)
IBRO Visiting Team Lecture Programme (VLTP)
|AES - American Epilepsy Society
The Robert S. Morison Fellowship
The Grass Foundation – AES Young Investigator Travel Award
|American Neurological Association
The Grass Foundation -ANA Award in Neuroscience
|Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN)
An endowment was supported to enable FUN to operate more on a long-term basis.
The Grass Fellowship program represents the flagship program for the Foundation. It supports independent research for 14 weeks at the MBL.
|Grass Imaging Awards
The Grass Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of a new awards program in advance imaging at the Marine Biological Laboratories (MBL).