- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Kavli Foundation and seven universities are committing $100 million for neuroscience research and plan to launch three institutes to bring together researchers from different disciplines to investigate the workings of the brain.

The California-based foundation announced Thursday that it’s partnering with Johns Hopkins University, Rockefeller University and University of California, San Francisco to launch the institutes next year.

Yale; Columbia; University of California, San Diego and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, which already have Kavli-affiliated neuroscience institutes, are also contributing to the effort.

Each institute will receive a $20 million endowment supported equally by their universities and the foundation, along with startup funding. They’ll be part of an international network of seven institutes focused on neuroscience and a wider network of 20 focused on astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics.

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This story has been corrected to show that seven universities are contributing to the research, not three.

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