Funding Opportunities

Kavli NDI programs are designed to support innovative research projects that provide insight into nervous system function. 

Through our grants and training programs, the Kavli NDI aims to foster transdisciplinary scientific interactions that test bold new ideas by merging neuroscience with engineering and data science. Applications are reviewed by select Kavli NDI affiliates and Steering Committee members. To learn more about Kavli NDI sponsored programs please see examples listed below.


  • Kavli NDI Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows Program

    Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline 02/24/2019 - closed

    The goal of the Distinguished Fellows Program is to enable postdoctoral fellows at Johns Hopkins University to pursue cross-disciplinary research in neuroscience, engineering and data science. The Fellowship will foster discovery-driven neuroscience research aligned with the mission of the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute (Kavli NDI) and will be guided by co-mentorship, drawing upon the expertise of Johns Hopkins faculty to direct innovative, interdisciplinary postdoctoral research projects. The successful fellow will be co-mentored by two JHU faculty with distinct expertise in neuroscience, engineering and/or data science. Awarded Fellows and their PI’s will be expected to attend monthly Kavli NDI meetings and to participate in various Kavli NDI events throughout the tenure of the award.

  • Kavli NDI Visiting Scientist Program

    Honorarium - Deadline 06/30/2020 - closed

    Kavli NDI Visiting Scientist Program Subtitle Honorarium Deadline: closed. The primary goal of the Kavli NDI Visiting Scientist Program is to enrich research at Johns Hopkins University by supporting short-term visits by external scientists to Johns Hopkins laboratories. The program will promote scholarly exchange and establish new collaborations between the visiting scholars and the Johns Hopkins community. This call invites proposals from current faculty of Johns Hopkins University to invite a non-Hopkins affiliated scientist to spend a minimum of one week at Johns Hopkins University. Hopkins faculty host applicants should contact their prospective candidate visitor directly to develop their proposal prior to submitting an application. To increase impact, it is expected that the Kavli Visiting Scientist will interact with the broader Hopkins community during the visit, by presenting a seminar, hosting a workshop, or chairing a discussion group.


    INTERN OVER THE SUMMER WITH OUR RESEARCH TEAM - Deadline 02/01/2020 - closed

    The Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute supports initiatives that bridge neuroscience, physics, data science and engineering to solve the mysteries of the brain. The Kavli NDI Summer Internship Program (SIP) at Johns Hopkins University is a 10-week program that provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students and students from economically disadvantaged, underserved backgrounds that have completed two or more years of college. This Program focuses on providing young scientists unique research opportunities to synthesize knowledge from multiple disciplines, thereby expanding the horizons of their own expertise and technical skills. Through this initiative, the Kavli NDI aims to provide transformative training for a new generation of transdisciplinary neuroscientists, engineers, and data scientists equipped to meet tomorrow’s research challenges. Watch this video for a brief overview of Baltimore and the SIP at Johns Hopkins University from previous SIP undergraduate participants. 

    Application submission opens on November 1, 2019 for summer 2020. Application deadline is February 1, 2020.

    For more information regarding this program & the application submission process contact:

    Ms. Catherine L. Will, Program Manager -


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