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Over the next several years,  the FAS Research Development group will track and disseminate all funding opportunities related to the BRAIN Initiative.  These funding opportunities will be sent to a targeted list of faculty. The list will include faculty affiliates of the Center for Brain Science (CBS) and the Mind Brain Behavior (MBB) Interfaculty Initiative. This project is being carried out in collaboration with the Center for Brain Science. All opportunities will be archived and recipients may unsubscribe at any time.


FAS Research Development
BRAIN Initiative Update

On Monday, September 16th, 2013, NIH Director Francis Collins approved the NIH BRAIN Working Group's nine priority research areas:


         Generate a census of cell types

         Create structural maps of the brain

         Develop new large-scale network recording capabilities

         Develop a suite of tools for circuit manipulation

         Link neuronal activity to behavior

         Integrate theory, modeling, statistics, and computation with experimentation

         Delineate mechanisms underlying human imaging technologies

         Create mechanisms to enable collection of human data

         Disseminate knowledge and training



Please see the below documents for additional information about the Working Group's report.


We anticipate that NIH BRAIN funding opportunity announcements will be released over the next few months. We look forward to tracking and disseminating all funding opportunities related to the BRAIN Initiative.  


Contact Jennifer Corby at with your questions or feedback. 


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