IBRO and the Dana Foundation are delighted to announce the selected projects to receive an IBRO/Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Week Grant for 2024! The grants aim to support activities and events intended to educate the public about the benefits of neuroscience research and increase awareness about the wonders of the brain through outreach and awareness campaigns, especially in regions challenged by a lack of resources, support and/or public understanding about the brain. These grants are generously supported by funding from the Dana Foundation.

Among 325 applications received from countries all over the world, 103 projects have been selected to receive funding for 2024! IBRO and the Dana Foundation warmly congratulate all the awardees and look forward to an exciting Brain Awareness Week between 11-17 March 2024!

The 2024 recipients of the Brain Awareness Grants are:


Activity City Country Start Date End Date
Afri Creative Brain Week Gaborone Botswana 15/05/2024 19/05/2024
Brain Awareness Week- Project proposal Bujumbura Mairie Burundi 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Buea BrainFest: A journey into the wonders of the Mind Buea Cameroon 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Challenges of the aging brain a matter of reflection Buea Cameroon 12/03/2024 17/03/2024
Demystifying Epilepsy and other Brain Disorders through Brain Awareness. Bamenda Cameroon 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Moyo Care Kisantu Democratic Republic of the Congo 14/03/2024 16/03/2024
A journey in our brain Tanta  Egypt 20/02/2024 26/02/2024
Egyptian Brain Awareness Week 2024 – Benha University  Benha  Egypt 20/04/2024 28/04/2024
Brain Awareness Week Cairo Egypt 11/02/2024 15/02/2024
Role of surgery to cure of Epilepsy (aka ‘disease of Satan’ by some LMIC) Addis Ababa Ethiopia 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Neuroscience class for Ethiopian school children  Addis Ababa Ethiopia 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Epilepsy Awareness Outreach in Kumasi, Ghana Kumasi Ghana 15/03/2024 17/03/2024
What Can My Brain Do? Accra Ghana 02/03/2024 30/03/2024
Ubongo Brain Awareness Campaign Nairobi Kenya 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Building and sustaining brain-healthy community tthrough Community engageme Kisumu Kenya 01/01/2024 31/12/2024
Brain Awareness Week Grants 2024 Tripoli Libya 11/03/2024 01/12/2024
Parkinson`s disease awareness in Malawi Blantyre Malawi 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
The 2nd Moroccan Brain Awareness Week MBAW 2024: Unlocking Brain & Memory Kenitra Morocco 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Exploring Brain Function in Health and Disease: A Call for Public Awareness Gombe Nigeria 11/03/2024 16/03/2024
Neuro-G Club Inter-School Exhibitions Awka Nigeria 19/03/2024 23/03/2024
Unraveling the mystic of the brain at the niger delta creek Southern Ijaw Nigeria 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease Awareness in Rwanda Kigali Rwanda 01/03/2024 01/04/2024
Brain Awareness week 2024 Among Junior Doctors in Sierra Leone Freetown Sierra Leone 12/03/2024 13/03/2024
Brain Awareness Week 2024 Durban South Africa 11/03/2024 16/03/2024
Boptimize Online Summit Ekurhuleni South Africa 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Benefits of Exercising To Brain Health Ilala Tanzania 16/05/2024 18/05/2024
Brain Awareness Week 2024 Bushenyi Uganda 13/03/2024 14/03/2024
Brain Awareness – An Approach To Increasing Helment Use  Kampala Uganda 15/03/2024 15/03/2024
Brain Awareness Week 2024 Ndola Zambia 20/05/2024 24/05/2024
Zambia National Public Health Institute Brain Awareness Debate Lusaka Zambia 15/01/2024 30/03/2024

Activity City Country Start Date End Date
Brain Awareness Program Herat City Afghanistan 01/03/2024 30/03/2024
Mental Health Awareness Kabul City Afghanistan 01/03/2024 31/03/2024
Promoting Autism And Other Brain-Related Awareness In Bangladesh Sirajgonj Bangladesh 01/02/2024 08/02/2024
Healthy Brain, Happy You: Invest In Brain Health Jodhpur  India 12/02/2024 17/02/2024
Awareness On Brain Development, Addiction And Meditation (ABAM) Amarkantak India 01/03/2024 03/03/2024
Coffee, Cinema And Community: Mental Health Redefined Bengaluru India 01/03/2024 31/03/2024
The Battle Within: Unraveling The Science Of Addiction And Mental Well-Being Sangat, Bathinda India 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Otak Atik Otak: A Journey To The Wonderful Brain Lhokseumawe Indonesia 15/07/2024 19/07/2024
Your Brain Is Your Everything Islamshahr Iran 21/01/2024 16/01/2024
The Reading Brain Haifa Israel 01/04/2024 30/04/2024
Train Your Brain Get Smarter  Amman  Jordan 01/03/2024 31/03/2024
“Neural Networks Vs. The Brain: Can Machines Replace Natural Intelligence?” Bishkek Kyrgyzstan 11/03/2024 16/03/2024
Mind Matters: Understanding Brain Health Tripoli Lebanon 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Awareness Week Shah Alam Malaysia 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Brain Awareness Among Adolescents In Northeast Peninsular Malaysia  Kuala Terengganu And Kota Bharu Malaysia 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Global Brain Awareness Week- Taking Brain Awareness At Grassroot Level Yangshila Village Development Committee Nepal 04/03/2024 11/03/2024
Neurons In Action: A Week Of Brain Exploration Biratnagar Nepal 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Brain Awareness Week 2024: Brain Stroke : Adapting After Brain Attack Pokahra Nepal 12/10/2024 16/10/2024
Brain Awareness Week 2024 Mianwali Pakistan 26/02/2024 01/03/2024
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Lahore Pakistan 18/03/2024 24/03/2024
 The Global Brain Awareness Week Campaign Karachi Pakistan 01/10/2024 07/10/2024
Empyrean Exit Pasig City Philippines 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Brain Wonders With Oliver Sacks-Digital Storytelling Virtual Platforms Saudi Arabia 01/03/2024 31/03/2024
Adolescents, Sleep, And Brain Health Salaya Thailand 13/05/2024 17/05/2024
Latin America

Activity City Country Start Date End Date
BAW In Buenos Aires, Argentina: From Neuroscience Labs To The People Victoria Argentina 07/05/2024 10/05/2024
Universo De Cerebros Rivadavia Argentina 12/03/2024 14/10/2024
BAW In Argentine: One Brain At A Time Córdoba Argentina 16/03/2024 16/03/2024
Brain Awareness Week Campaign 2024: Does Our Brain Feel? Uspallata, Las Heras, Mendoza, Argentina Argentina 15/04/2024 21/04/2024
Sharing Science Bahía Blanca Argentina 18/03/2024 25/03/2024
Neuroeduca São Bernardo Do Campo Brazil 12/02/2024 30/09/2024
Neuroengineering: Connecting Brains And Technology Macaiba Brazil 11/03/2024 15/03/2024
Brain Exploration Week  Criciuma  Brazil 18/03/2024 22/03/2024
Discover Your Brain: Brain Awareness Week Florianópolis Brazil 11/03/2024 30/03/2024
Neuroparque Ecológico Santa Cruz Brazil 20/04/2024 28/04/2024
Neuroscience Olympiad In The Amazon Belém Brazil 04/03/2024 23/04/2024
Semana Do Cérebro – Universidade Federal De São Paulo   São Paulo Brazil 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
The Traveling Brain: A Strategy For Popularization Of Neuroscience Araripina Brazil 11/03/2024 15/03/2024
BAW-Concepcion 2024 At Concepcion Concepcion Chile 11/03/2024 24/03/2024
Brain Fair: Neuroscience For Everyone Santiago Chile 16/03/2024 17/03/2024
Strengthening Granada-Coquimbo Synapses Coquimbo Chile 12/08/2024 09/09/2024
Brain Awareness Week 2024, Colombia: Brain In Motion Cali Colombia 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Semana Del Cerebro UCA 2024 San Salvador El Salvador 11/03/2024 15/03/2024
Neuroscience For Everyone: How To Reach Rural Comunities  Amealco De Bonfil Mexico 06/06/2024 08/06/2024
Semana Del Cerebro Cinvestav 2024 Mexico City Mexico 13/03/2024 15/03/2024
Semana Del Cerebro En La UMSNH (BAW At UMSNH) Morelia Mexico 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
You Are Your Brain, Know It! Mexico City  Mexico 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Healthy Lifestyle At Early Age, Lead To Have A Healthy Brain At Late Life Ensenada Mexico 15/04/2024 19/04/2024
ANT Montevideo Uruguay 11/03/2024 16/03/2024

Activity City Country Start Date End Date
UBC-Okanagan Brain Awareness Week Kelowna Canada 15/03/2024 15/03/2024
London Brain Awareness Week 2024 London Canada 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Brain Awareness Mcgill University Health Centre Research Institute Montreal Canada 19/03/2024 20/03/2024
Brain Awareness Week Suny Empire Brooklyn United States Of America 07/03/2024 28/06/2024
Brain Zoo For The Center For Neurosciences Foundation’s Brain Bus Tucson United States Of America 09/03/2024 10/03/2024
Nogginfest 2024! Portland United States Of America 31/05/2024 31/05/2024
Southern Indiana Baw 2024 New Albany United States Of America 01/03/2024 01/04/2024
The Art Of The Brain New York United States Of America 12/03/2024 12/03/2024
UAB Neuroscience For All Birmingham United States Of America 25/03/2024 01/04/2024
GSU BAW Outreach Atlanta United States Of America 01/01/2024 01/01/2025
Brains In Aiken: Brain Awareness Week Community Event Aiken United States Of America 02/03/2024 03/03/2024
TJHSST Brain Awareness Week Hosted By TJHSST Neuroscience Society Alexandria United States Of America 08/03/2024 15/03/2024
Wake Forest Brain Awareness Day Winston-Salem United States Of America 17/03/2024 17/03/2024
Brain Health Initiative Training – Brain Awareness Week Union City United States Of America 01/03/2024 31/03/2024
Reaching Your Potential: A Student Driven Brain Awareness Demonstration Mankato United States Of America 11/04/2024 11/04/2024
Helmet Heads Denver And Aurora United States Of America 27/05/2024 01/06/2024
Virtual Brain Health Center Cleveland Heights United States Of America 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Brain Awareness Week_Davinci Science Center Allentown United States Of America 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Pelham-Einstein Brain Awareness Day Bronx United States Of America 13/03/2024 14/03/2024
Neuroscience Unwrapped Logan United States Of America 15/03/2024 16/03/2024
Umass Boston Neuroexpress Brain Awareness Day Dorchester United States Of America 01/02/2024 31/05/2024
Exploring The Wonders Of The Brain At Sanford Elementary Newport News United States Of America 14/03/2024 14/03/2024
Baw Vr Nog Denver United States Of America 05/02/2024 05/02/2024
Brain Awareness And Discovery Through Literacy  Cottage Grove United States Of America 14/03/2024 17/03/2024
Brain Health from Research to Running: A Night of Neuroscience Richmond United States of America 08/03/2024 23/03/2024