Initiative to foster partnerships between Brandeis and Israeli scientists
Leir Foundation Neuroscience Symposium will be held on campus Aug. 26 and 27
A new, multiyear initiative funded by the Connecticut-based Leir Charitable Foundations aims to strengthen collaboration between Brandeis University and Israeli neuroscientists. The Henry J. Leir Brandeis-Israel Research Initiative will fund postdoctoral appointments for up-and-coming Israeli scientists at Brandeis and underwrite collaborative projects between Israeli and Brandeis neuroscientists.
Brandeis will host the first Leir Foundation Neuroscience Symposium on Aug. 26 and 27 to explore potential collaborations and shared research goals with Israeli scientists. The symposium will feature lectures and discussions with neuroscientists from top Israeli research institutions.
The Leir Charitable Foundation’s $750,000 grant will help prepare some of Israel’s future scientific leaders, strengthen connections between Brandeis and Israeli scientists and support research projects on the human brain.