neuroscience pitch competition


What if you could question scientists about their cutting-edge ideas on consciousness research as you enjoy frosty drinks and tasty nibbles—all while an internationally known illusionist challenges your perceptions about reality?

BrainStorm is an innovative pitch competition connecting neuroscience researchers with the capital they need to fund their research. Scientists pitch their ideas in groundbreaking neuroscience to an audience of Mind Science Foundation donors. Audience members then cast their votes to award the first prize of a $30,000 Tom Slick Research Award in Consciousness, or runners up awards of $15,000.

The funding helps early-career researchers team with senior primary investigators in powerful labs to work on pilot studies that will help them obtain  grants for further research, while honing their skills in translating complex neuroscience for a general audience.

Held at San Antonio’s Pearl Stable in the Historic Pearl Brewery, the evening kicks off with a reception before the formal pitch competition. This members-only event is free for Mind Science Foundation members. To become a member, click here.

BrainStorm 2019 will be held on Tuesday, October 15.

Are you a neuroscientist studying the nature of consciousness? Learn more about how to apply for funding here, and for your opportunity to present at BrainStorm 2019.  

thank you to our underwriters!

Caroline Forgason

Greg and Heda Hahn/hal Systems, Inc.

The Smothers Foundation

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