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. That list includes 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.
National Institutes of Health
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for BRAIN Initiative: Foundations of Non-Invasive Human Brain Imaging and Neuro-Recording Techniques (R01) and Participation by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council 
Anticipated FOA Release Date: October 2015

The goal of this FOA will be to support integrative, multidisciplinary efforts that will revolutionize our understanding of the meaning of the data collected from non-invasive human brain imaging and functional evaluation techniques. This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. The FOA is expected to be published in fall 2015 with an expected application due date in winter 2015. This FOA will utilize the R01 activity code. 

In addition, the NIH Institutes and Centers that are part of the NIH BRAIN Initiative announce a new partnership, formalized by a letter of agreement, with the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to support the involvement of Australian researchers in specific NIH BRAIN Initiative programs. Both the NIH and the NHMRC believe that the ambitious goals of the BRAIN Initiative can best be attained by collaborating across disciplinary boundaries as well as geographic boundaries. Details about NHMRC application procedures, funding rules, and eligibility requirements will be available on the NHMRC website. Foreign institutions will be permitted to submit applications for this new FOA either by submitting applications directly or as subcontractors in an application from a domestic institution. Beyond providing funds, representatives of the NHMRC will join those of the National Science Foundation, the Food and Drug Administration, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency in meetings of the BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group.

Additional Information:


NIMH Director's Blog: Early BRAIN Breakthroughs (6/22/15)


FAS Research Development BRAIN Initiative Archive


Contact Us:
Questions about this announcement or proposal submission may be directed to Jennifer Corby
(jcorby@fas.harvard.edu, 617-495-1590) or Susan Gomes (sgomes@fas.harvard.edu 617-496-9448).


For Research Development Support (Finding Funding, Proposal Development Resources), go to research.fas.harvard.edu/research-development-support