December 19th, 2013

BRAIN Initiative:
NIH Funding Announcements

The NIH is excited to release its first round of funding opportunities in support of the President's BRAIN

Initiative. Collectively, these opportunities focus on building a new arsenal of tools and technologies for helping scientists unlock the mysteries of the brain.

 

Two of the announcements focus on developing methods for classifying and accessing the diverse cells and circuits of the brain:

 

RFA-MH-14-215 BRAIN Initiative:  Transformative Approaches for Cell-Type Classification in the Brain (U01) Application due date:  March 13, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. 

 

RFA-MH-14-216 BRAIN Initiative:  Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Analyze Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in the Brain (U01) 

Application due date:  March 13, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. 

 

Three of the announcements focus on developing technologies for recording and modulating collections of cells that function together as a circuit:

 

RFA-NS-14-007 BRAIN Initiative:  New Technologies and Novel approaches for Large-Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (U01) 

Application due date:   March 24, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. 

 

RFA-NS-14-008 BRAIN Initiative:  Optimization of Transformative Technologies for Large-Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (U01) 

Application due date:    March 24, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. 

  

RFA-NS-14-009 BRAIN Initiative:  Integrated Approaches to Understanding Circuit Function in the Nervous System (U01) 

Application due date:    March 24, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. 

 

The final announcement is to form teams of scientists to develop the next generation of non-invasive imaging technologies for human research.

 

 RFA-MH-14-217 Planning for Next Generation Human Brain Imaging (R24) Application due date:  March 13, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

 

The receipt dates for these FOAs are in March.  If you have specific questions about any of the FOAs, please contact the Scientific/Research Contact(s) listed in the announcement.  These announcements are the first step in the BRAIN Initiative at NIH.  Further information about the BRAIN Initiative can be found at http://www.nih.gov/science/brain/index.htm

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