Established to further Leon Levy’s interest in studies of the mind, brain, and behavior, our Fellowships support exceptional young researchers in a wide range of fields as they pursue innovative investigations in neuroscience and advance their careers toward independent research.

As of 2022, the Leon Levy Fellowship is independently administered by the New York Academy of Sciences as the Leon Levy Scholarships in Neuroscience (LLSN). These scholarships aim to promote groundbreaking neuroscience research in the five boroughs of New York City. 

The Leon Levy Scholarships in Neuroscience at the New York Academy of Sciences support the most innovative young researchers at a critical stage of their careers—their postdoctoral research—as they develop the new ideas and directions that will help establish them as independent neuroscientists.

The Scholarships seek to support exceptional young researchers as they pursue innovative investigations in neuroscience and advance their careers toward independent research by:

  1. Cultivating excellence and innovation in a diverse neuroscience workforce and supporting postdoctoral Scholars, from all backgrounds, in preparing for a scientific career in the face of increasing competition.
  2. Providing enhanced research autonomy to promote impactful scientific research
  3. Helping Scholars to develop wider professional skills such as writing grants and papers, project and budget management, promoting neuroethics, and enhanced community engagement
  4. Building and maintaining an engaged Leon Levy Scholar Alumni community to enhance collaboration and partnerships, encourage mentorship and networking, foster data sharing, and advance team science.

Applicants must be employed by an eligible institution in New York City.
Contact Leon Levy Scholarships Team:  leonlevy@nyas.org

Leon Levy Fellows