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)
Developing a National Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience (NeuroNex)
Deadline for Letters of Intent (required): September 2, 2016
Deadline for Full Applications: October 21, 2016
Award Information: Typical award size is expected to range from $500K to $2M/year. Awards are expected to be 3 to 5 years in duration. Approximately $16-30 million will be made available in FY 2017 to support an estimated 10 to 15 awards.

The goal of this solicitation is to foster the development and dissemination of (1) innovative research resources, instrumentation, and neurotechnologies, and (2) theoretical frameworks for understanding brain function across organizational levels, scales of analysis, and/or a wider range of species, including humans. This interdisciplinary program is one element of NSF's broader effort directed at Understanding the Brain, a multi-year activity that includes NSF's participation in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative and the phased approach to develop a national research infrastructure for neuroscience as outlined in the Dear Colleague Letter NSF 16-047. NSF envisions a connected portfolio of transformative, integrative projects that create synergistic links across investigators and communities, yielding novel ways of tackling the challenges of understanding the brain in action and in context. 

This program solicits proposals that will develop and disseminate innovative neurotechnologies and/or theoretical frameworks that will transform our understanding of the linkages between neural activity and cognition and behavior across different systems, environments, and species, while also providing an avenue for widespread dissemination of these technologies and theoretical frameworks as well as broad training opportunities.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Request for Information (RFI): Guidance for Opportunities in Neuroethics (NIH BRAIN Initiative)

NIH has issued a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting input to identify a set of core ethical issues associated with research involving the human brain and resulting from advancements in neurotechnology research and development. See the full RFI for topics on which NIH is particularly interested in receiving feedback.

Responses must be submitted electronically through BRAIN-info-nimh@mail.nih.gov by July 29, 2016. The NIH will use the information submitted in response to this RFI at its discretion and will not provide comments to any responder's submission. 
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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