Kavli Foundation

The Kavli Foundation is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of humanity, promoting public understanding of scientific research, and supporting scientists and their work. The Foundation supports four areas of science: astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience, and theoretical physics–all interests of Kavli Foundation founder Fred Kavli.

The Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University was established by a $7.5 million grant from the Kavli Foundation in 2004; KIBS is one of seven Kavli-founded neuroscience institutes in the world, the others being:

• Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind at the University of California, San Diego
• Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale University
• Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
• Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute at Johns Hopkins University
• Kavli Neural Systems Institute at The Rockefeller University
• Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience at University of California, San Francisco


The Kavli Prize

The Kavli Prize–a partnership between the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Kavli Foundation, and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research–recognizes excellence in research in three areas: astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. Recipients receive a check for $1 million, a scroll, and a gold medal. Since 2008, it has been awarded biennially at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway.

More Information on the Kavli Prize

Kavli Community Forum

The Kavli Community Forum is an online initiative that seeks to provide a virtual laboratory where researchers at the various Kavli-funded institutes can share ideas and information, compare notes, and support each other in advancing research in their respective fields. Please note that the Forum is not open to the general public; Kavli-affiliated participants may register through the Forum website.