President's Welcome

Dear Friends and Visitors,

Welcome to the new website of the Grass Foundation! While the face is new, the Foundation has remained essentially the same. Our flagship program remains the flagship program of the foundation and we continue to support outreach programs in collaboration with SfN and IBRO among others. Recently we started a new program tentatively called ‘Neuroscience to the Classroom.’ This initiative is focused on bringing the excitement of hands-on experiments to schools and colleges that do not have active laboratories. We will be providing more details about this program in the near future.

We are supporting these activities currently exclusively on the investment return from the generous endowment the Foundation received from Ellen and Albert Grass. However, I would like to remind all readers of this message that we also do accept donations small and large. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and thus donations are mostly tax-deductible. We are happy to help with estate planning.

As the year concludes, I would like to remind you that we have a booth at SfN to answer questions and spread the knowledge about the Foundation. We also host the traditional ‘Grass/MBL social during SfN on Monday night. And the application deadline for the Grass Fellowship is – as every year – on December 5.

Cordially,

Felix Schweizer, PhD

President, The Grass Foundation

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