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:


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


Brain Awareness Program Herat City 01/03/2024 30/03/2024
Mental Health Awareness Kabul City 01/03/2024 31/03/2024
Promoting Autism And Other Brain-Related Awareness In Bangladesh Sirajgonj, Chouhali 01/02/2024 08/02/2024
Healthy Brain, Happy You: Invest In Brain Health Jodhpur, Rajasthan 12/02/2024 17/02/2024
Awareness On Brain Development, Addiction And Meditation (ABAM) Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh 01/03/2024 03/03/2024
Coffee, Cinema And Community: Mental Health Redefined Bengaluru, Karnataka 01/03/2024 31/03/2024
The Battle Within: Unraveling The Science Of Addiction And Mental Well-Being Sangat, Bathinda, Punjab 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Otak Atik Otak: A Journey To The Wonderful Brain Lhokseumawe, Nakhon Pathom 15/07/2024 19/07/2024
Your Brain Is Your Everything Islamshahr, Tehran 21/01/2024 16/01/2024
The Reading Brain Haifa 01/04/2024 30/04/2024
Train Your Brain Get Smarter Amman 01/03/2024 31/03/2024
Neural Networks Vs. The Brain: Can Machines Replace Natural Intelligence? Bishkek, Chuy 11/03/2024 16/03/2024
Mind Matters: Understanding Brain Health Tripoli, North Lebanon 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Awareness Week Shah Alam, Selangor 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Brain Awareness Among Adolescents In Northeast Peninsular Malaysia Kuala Terengganu And Kota Bharu, Terengganu and Kelantan 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Global Brain Awareness Week- Taking Brain Awareness At Grassroot Level Yangshila Village Development Committee, Koshi 04/03/2024 11/03/2024
Neurons In Action: A Week Of Brain Exploration Biratnagar, Koshi 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Brain Awareness Week 2024: Brain Stroke : Adapting After Brain Attack Pokahra, Gandaki province, state 4 12/10/2024 16/10/2024
Brain Awareness Week 2024 Mianwali, Punjab 26/02/2024 01/03/2024
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Lahore, Punjab 18/03/2024 24/03/2024
 The Global Brain Awareness Week Campaign Karachi 01/10/2024 07/10/2024
Empyrean Exit Pasig City, National Capital Region 11/03/2024 17/03/2024
Saudi Arabia
Brain Wonders With Oliver Sacks-Digital Storytelling Virtual Platforms 01/03/2024 31/03/2024
Adolescents, Sleep, And Brain Health Salaya, Nakhon Pathom 13/05/2024 17/05/2024

Latin America

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


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