Research Funding Initiatives
KIN Postdoctoral Fellowships were established to enable scientists within three years of earning a PhD the opportunity to pursue new and innovative research at the boundaries between neuroscience and other disciplines, such as engineering, physics, chemistry and bioinformatics.
Using hibernation to understand the mechanism of touch detection by sensory neurons
Investigator: Wang Zheng
Innovative Research Awards
Since its launch in 2004, the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience has provided seed grants to Yale investigators to support early-stage, innovative brain research projects that are related to the Institute's goals. Through these grants, the Institute aims to catalyze interdisciplinary collaborations between small groups of investigators aiming to test bold, new ideas. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis by the Institute’s Steering Committee members. Learn more about our investigators and their research on our Members page.
Dynamics of membrane tension and synaptic vesicle recycling
Investigators: Erdem Karatekin (Cellular & Molecular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry), Benjamin Machta (Physics), and David Zenisek (Cellular & Molecular Physiology, and Ophthalmology, and Neuroscience)
A paradigm shift in the study of complex social cognition
From connectome to transcriptome: developing a high-throughput Single-Neuron transcriptome Analysis based on Projections (SNAP-seq)
Investigators: Rui Chang (Cellular & Molecular Physiology and Neuroscience) and Le Zhang (Neurology)
Synaptic mechanisms of flexible behavior
Kavli Fellows Education Fund
KIN is helping to train the next generation of researchers by supporting a select group of graduate students enrolled in Yale’s Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (or Combined Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS)).