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The BRAIN Initiative

Funding Opportunities

Scientists funded by the NIH BRAIN Initiative will develop tools to simultaneously watch the unique firing patterns of many neurons in hopes of classifying them based on physical characteristics, such as size and shape, and functional characteristics, such as patterns of electrical activity.

Scientists funded by the NIH BRAIN Initiative will develop tools to simultaneously watch the unique firing patterns of many neurons in hopes of classifying them based on physical characteristics, such as size and shape, and functional characteristics, such as patterns of electrical activity. Credit: Vincent Pieribone, Ph.D., John B. Pierce Laboratory, Inc.










Active BRAIN Funding Opportunities

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FY 2014 Opportunity Announcements

FY 2014 funding opportunities for the BRAIN Initiative are closed. New announcements will be posted when available.

NIH released six funding opportunities in early 2014 focused on advancing our technological capabilities for understanding how circuits of interacting neurons function to create behavior. There was a robust response; 340 grants were submitted, with 58 grants receiving funding (17.1% success rate).

NIH Awards Initial $46 million for BRAIN Initiative Research, September 30, 2014.
NIH announces Informational Conference Calls for Prospective Applicants, January 6, 2014
News release: NIH announces six funding opportunities for the BRAIN Initiative in fiscal 2014, December 17, 2013

 

 

THE BRAIN INITIATIVE and BRAIN RESEARCH THROUGH ADVANCING INNOVATIVE NEUROTECHNOLOGIES are service marks of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).

This page last reviewed on April 22, 2014