NIH BRAIN Initiative Announces 108 Awards in Fiscal Year 2016 with Upcoming Events at the Society for Neuroscience Conference

The NIH recently announced the 108 newly funded awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 for the NIH BRAIN Initiative®. The NIH will highlight these funded awards, funding opportunities, and other BRAIN-related endeavors, such as The BRAIN Initiative Alliance, at the upcoming, annual Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego, CA (Nov. 12th-16th, 2016).

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NIH Announces BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) Requests for Applications

With four new Requests for Applications (RFAs), NIH announces the formation of the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN), a resource to be used widely by the neuroscience community supporting a center or centers and specialized collaboratories for a mouse brain atlas, collaboratories for human and non-human primate brains, and a data center.

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Funding Opportunity Announcements for Next Generation Human Imaging Tools and Technologies

NIH recently issued two new Request for Applications (RFAs) to support next generation tools and technologies for non-invasive imaging of human brains. The first supports proof-of-concept projects based on exceptionally innovative, original or untested concepts, while the second calls for projects that are ready for full-scale development.

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Funding Opportunity for Research on Ethical Implications of Advances in Neurotechnology and Brain Science

Novel technologies for understanding the brain and treating brain disorders are expected to give rise to new and complex social and ethical questions that warrant focused attention and investigation. With this new Request for Applications (RFA), NIH solicits research proposals to address core ethical issues associated with human brain research and/or developments resulting from emerging technologies and research advances of the types supported by the BRAIN Initiative.

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Training-focused Funding Opportunities for the NIH BRAIN Initiative: Postdoctoral Fellowship and Mentored Career Enhancement Programs

NIH has issued two new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the BRAIN Initiative® to support critical research training needs of the Initiative, including a fellowship opportunity for early-stage postdoctorates, as well as a career enhancement opportunity for independent investigators…

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Re-issued Funding Opportunity Announcements for Technologies for Neural Recording and Modulation and Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System

NIH recently re-issued seven funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for fiscal year 2017 to support neural recording and modulation technologies for the BRAIN Initiative. Three of the FOAs call for large-scale recording and modulation of dynamic activity of neural circuits, supporting new experimental capabilities in animal models or humans. Four of the FOAs support development of next generation invasive recording and/or stimulating devices to treat central nervous system disorders and thereby better understand the human brain…. Continue reading Re-issued Funding Opportunity Announcements for Technologies for Neural Recording and Modulation and Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System

Additional Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2017 Focus on Data Archives, Standards for Experiments, Data Integration and Analysis, and Large-Scale Recording and Modulation

NIH has issued new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the NIH BRAIN Initiative® that address critical components of the BRAIN 2025 Report including the development of new theoretical and data analysis tools, the establishment of platforms for sharing data, and continued support of early-stage research in large-scale recording and modulation. Continue reading Additional Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2017 Focus on Data Archives, Standards for Experiments, Data Integration and Analysis, and Large-Scale Recording and Modulation

NSF Announces Data Resources for the BRAIN Initiative

In a recent Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 16-115), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced interest in novel approaches to manage, integrate, and analyze large and complex neuroscience data sets, as exemplified by data coming from the BRAIN Initiative. NSF has a number of standing core programs and solicitations that, with this announcement, encourage researchers with expertise in data science to partner with BRAIN Initiative or similar projects to enhance the dissemination and utilization of these data sets. Continue reading NSF Announces Data Resources for the BRAIN Initiative

NIH Announces Funding Concepts for Fiscal Year 2017

The upcoming year represents a transition point for NIH’s contribution to the BRAIN Initiative, with ambitious goals for scaling up initial efforts as well as plans in new areas such as technology dissemination, data coordination, and neuroethics. Details and specific contact information are available on the Cleared Initiatives page of the NIH BRAIN website. Continue reading NIH Announces Funding Concepts for Fiscal Year 2017