The Brain Research Awareness and Information Network (BRAINet) is the volunteer outreach organization of the OHSU Brain Institute (OBI). BRAINet's mission is to foster awareness and support for OBI and for neuroscience research by educating the public and engaging in community interaction.

BRAINet volunteers sit at a table helping patrons learn about neuroscience.
BRAINet volunteers help patrons at the Brain Awareness Lectures learn about OHSU neuroscience.

BRAINet Monthly Online Lectures

The flagship outreach component of BRAINet is a monthly online lecture with a neuroscience researcher or clinician from OHSU. These events happen the third Monday of every month fro 12 noon - 1 p.m., unless there is a conflict with a holiday. These online lectures are free and all are welcome to attend.

Donations to BRAINet are now primarily in support of an annual BRAINet Travel Grant Program. More information about this program can be found below under Membership Benefits.

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BRAINet Membership Benefits

BRAINet provides you the opportunity to connect with and promote OHSU neuroscience. In our new online world, membership donations are now primarily used to support our annual BRAINet Travel Grant Program.

The Travel Grant Program was established to support one neuroscience graduate student and one neuroscience postdoctoral scholar to attend the annual Society for Neuroscience international meeting with a scholarship of $1,000 each. The SfN meeting is an important professional event for neuroscientists to attend in order to share cutting-edge research and network with colleagues from around the world.

The BRAINet board uses a robust metric created by other grant programs at OHSU to objectively evaluate the applications based on need and research goals.

Your membership donations will now directly support the up-and-coming neuroscientists from OHSU in their career journey. Thank you for your support!

Become a BRAINet Member

You can play an important part in generating enthusiasm for brain research and, most importantly, in making vital connections within the community.

Membership is for the fiscal year (July-June). You are able to use your credit card to donate to BRAINet via the monthly lectures registration portal. Sign-up for the BRAINet Synapse newsletter to receive the link to register and donate.

Donations of $25 or more are tax-deductible and you will receive documents from the OHSU Foundation.

BRAINet Membership Levels
Member $40
Friend $100
Supporter $250
Patron $500


The BRAINet's Synapse monthly e-newsletter is an opportunity for you to stay in touch with BRAINet. We provide information about our monthly lecture luncheons, special event invitations for members, an update on OHSU neuroscience in the news, and other timely announcements.  Please use the form below to sign up for this e-newsletter:

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