$1 million pledged for Tulane Brain Institute

Published 12:42 pm Saturday, July 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Tulane University institute dedicated to brain science has received a pledge of $1 million to endow a research fund.

The pledge to Tulane’s Brain Institute was made by the Priddy Family Foundation to establish the Priddy Family Spark Research Endowed Fund. A Tulane news release says the fund will provide competitive awards to faculty for research support.

Criteria for awards will be based on a given project’s scientific and its potential to elevate the visibility of the Brain Institute and draw future support from competitive national funding agencies.

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The Brain Institute was formed in 2016 to coordinate neuroscience endeavors at Tulane.

The Priddy Family Foundation was founded in 1963 by the parents of Tulane alumnus Robert Priddy, a businessman and former president of the foundation.