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Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience

The Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience (SI), supported by NIMH, NIDA and the Kavli Foundation, advances the cognitive neurosciences by training the next generation of researchers in emerging information, methods and theoretical perspectives in mind-brain science, including how this knowledge is applied in translational research that addresses major mental health challenges.

Summer Institute Director: George R. Mangun

Summer Institute Co-Directors: Barry GiesbrechtMichael Miller & Michael Gazzaniga


The 2020 Kavli Summer Institute was POSTPONED until 2021


Learn about our history .

Browse topics and information from previous Summer Institutes.

Additional information concerning the application requirements and summarizing our policy of diversity is available here.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: The 2021 application deadline will be announced soon.


The Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience is supported by

NIMH, NIDA and the Kavli Foundation

in collaboration with the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis,

and the Sage Center for the Study of the Mind at UC Santa Barbara



Announcement of Postponement of the Summer Institute

December 31, 2020

Dear colleagues,

We are currently finalizing the plans for the 2021 Summer Institute, including the application process and deadlines. Given the current situation with the continuing pandemic, our decisions processes and plans are delayed with respect to past years, and we ask for your patience.

Applicants will be asked to reapply next year since no acceptances were issued in the past for 2020. This is important so that applications can be updated with new accomplishments and information.

Despite the current challenges, we know you will continue with your cognitive neuroscience training and important scholarship, and all of us will be keeping you and your success in our thoughts.

Thank you for your interest in attending the institute, and we wish you good health, safety and happiness in these unprecedented times.


Directors and faculty

Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience