The Future of Neurosciences

Fostering the Next Generation of Brain Scientists and Clinicians
(Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)

It’s not enough to just support senior scientists and clinicians. We must also invest in teaching a new generation of scientists who will impact human health through interdisciplinary research now and in the future.

UVA’s investment in our students and junior investigators is a key component of our success. However, philanthropy is often most effective in building the best young minds in neuroscience. Junior investigators are often not yet competitive for grant funding, as their research efforts are not established within the community. Private support provides these early-career scientists with the opportunity to build their research programs and open new lines of investigation.

To foster the next generation of investigators and doctors, we must invest in:


  • Fellowships and graduate student support to attract the best and brightest to UVA
  • Seed funding for junior investigators to help them leverage federal funding later in the process
  • Support to bring visiting scientists to Grounds, exposing our students and faculty to the brightest minds in the field

Interested in learning more? Email Kelly Reinhardt, Director of Development, Neurosciences: