The Leon Levy Fund for Young Investigators in Neuroscience created three positions for emerging researchers who will explore new avenues of inquiry in brain science, gaining knowledge about brain function and development and about what goes wrong in diseased or injured brains. Grants support the work of neuroscientists, neuro-oncologists and neurosurgeons pursuing highly innovative investigations.
The Foundation focuses on underwriting fundamental research about the functioning of the human brain, with a particular emphasis on understanding the basis of behavior. The Foundation primarily supports young scientists as they establish their careers though innovative research and pilot studies. Fellowships and grant programs encourage creative and interdisciplinary research at the highest level.
The Leon Levy Neuroscience Fellows Program supports exceptional physician-scientists at the start of their research careers in psychiatric neuroscience. Awards finance the investigations of post-graduate fellows and post-residency graduates in the College’s MD-PhD program.
The Foundation has awarded a three year grant to the newly created Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill to establish the Leon Levy Fellowship Program for three clinician scientists in neuroscience research related to undertanding human behavior. One fellowship will be dedicated to a young investigator in the study of memory disorders.
The Foundation established and supports the Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for Mind, Brain and Behavior, a nexus for the work of laboratories studying neural systems, neurogenetics, neural development and neurochemistry. In addition, by underwriting four Leon Levy Presidential Fellowships, it is helping Rockefeller recruit young scientists at the crossroads of physics, mathematics and neuroscience.