Foundation for NeuroVirology

The purpose of the Foundation for NeuroVirology is to expand the boundaries of knowledge of neurovirology through a worldwide exchange of ideas and research by engaging in the following activities:

    1. Planning, organizing, and conducting conferences in the United States and around the world to share knowledge and promote clinical application of scientific advances in neurovirology, including basic research, diagnosis, and treatment of viral and non-viral infections of the brain and nervous system;
    2. Raising funds to support the educational and travel expenses of those presenting research and those attending conferences and symposia in neurovirology and related fields, including neurology, neuropathology, neuropathogenesis, neuroimmunology, neurobiology, and molecular virology. Such conferences and symposia will include scientists and trainees, researchers, physicians, fellows, medical residents, medical students, and others in the field of neurovirology and related fields, to promote knowledge and understanding of the field of neurovirology;
    3. Supporting research in the field of neurovirology;
    4. To create, edit, support, and publish journals, newsletters, web sites, web content, and other media for the purpose of sharing knowledge and ideas relating to the field of neurovirology;
    5. To engage in and conduct charitable, educational, and scientific activities for the advancement of knowledge in the field of neurovirology; and
    6. To engage in fundraising exclusively in support of the public charitable purposes of the Foundation.

The Foundation is dedicated to promoting education and the global exchange of research in neurovirology through sponsorship of graduate and post-graduate participation in scholarly activities, as well as supporting educational platforms for dissemination of scientific knowledge in the field.

Graduate, post-graduate scholars, and junior faculty who demonstrate excellence in the field of neurovirology will be the recipients of awards (from the Foundation) to travel to and participate in activities sponsored by various scientific organizations, including the International Society for NeuroVirology (ISNV). Our scientific review board and officers will determine the selections.

Formation of the Foundation
The Foundation (the “Corporation”) is formed under the Pennsylvania Non-Profit Corporation Law of 1988 exclusively for educational, scientific, and charitable purposes, and is organized within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”).

The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, to the extent such activities are permitted by organizations which are exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code, and contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Code, including the making of distributions for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes to organizations which are exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code. The Corporation will act solely to aid in the purposes of the Foundation, to engage in any lawful act, activity, or business not contrary to and for which a nonprofit corporation may be formed and operated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.