The Picower Institute “Catalyst” Program (PICP) is a gift matching fund which leverages donations to jump start research partnerships with private sponsors. The Catalyst Program supports researchers to better understand how the brain learns and encodes memories and how we might treat diseases that affect this process. To date, each dollar donated to the Catalyst program has resulted in an additional $12 of vital research support.
Give our researchers the ability to vigorously pursue emerging breakthroughs in fundamental neuroscience and brain illnesses by supporting our most urgent needs.
Help further our work on a range of brain-related disorders—autism, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Down syndrome, social cognition—that impede development in children and adults.
Support stipends for the next generation of world-class neuroscientists—graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are launching their research careers at the Picower Institute.
Advance high-risk, high-reward research innovations that explore frontiers beyond the support of traditional funding sources—innovations that have the potential to develop into new treatments and therapies.
Boost our efforts to unravel the neurological bases of devastating conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders.
Promote interdisciplinary research that is striving to identify and model the biomarkers of brain aging, develop circuit-specific therapeutics and personalized treatments, and demonstrate how to promote brain resilience.
Support research to deepen knowledge about Down syndrome and to improve health, autonomy and inclusion of people with this genetic condition.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR
To Make a TrANSFORMATIONAL Gift, Contact:
Asha Bhakar, PhD
Director of Development