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 Science Foundation (NSF)
Dear Colleague Letter: Innovative Computational Infrastructure for Understanding the Brain
Sponsor Deadline: May 20, 2016
Award Information: Conference grants up to $50,000 for 1-2 years of support are available. EAGER awards can be supported up to $300,000 for up to a 2 year duration.

Through this Dear Colleague Letter, NSF's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) aims to support initial exploratory activities toward the creation of comprehensive shared computational infrastructure solutions that are designed to transform the practice of collaborative neuroscience and enable systematic and grand-scale investigations of the brain and nervous system.

The present DCL encourages two types of funding requests: (1) Proposals for Conferences (community workshops) that are designed to bring together domain neuroscientists and computational infrastructure developers to explore needs for and opportunities to develop innovative computational infrastructure solutions that transform the practice of neuroscience; and (2) Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGERs) proposals for high risk/high reward innovative concepts and pilot projects that aim to ultimately result in deployment of ambitious, sustainable computational infrastructure resources, capabilities, and services that will enhance and accelerate the neuroscientific discovery process for a broad base of users.

Interested Principal Investigators (PIs) must email a 2-page (maximum) summary of their research ideas and planned activities to nsf-brain-ci@nsf.gov by 5:00 pm submitter's local time, Friday, May 20, 2016. The summaries will be reviewed internally and ideas that best meet the goals of this Dear Colleague Letter will be encouraged to submit conference or EAGER proposals.
Additional Information:

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