Brain research

Inspiring. Enabling. Achieving

Brain research

The work of the Hertie Foundation focuses on two key issues: brain research and strengthening democracy.

The foundation’s programmes and initiatives provide best-practice examples and inspiration within these areas. In order to act freely and put our founder’s intentions into practice using contemporary methods, the Hertie Foundation generally runs its own projects, but it also provides funding support. The focus is always on people and on making tangible improvements to their living conditions.

The Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize

The Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize recognises the work of outstanding young scientists in the field of neuroscience and helps advance their careers as researchers. 

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