Dissemination Program


BRAIN Dissemination Program graphicThe Dissemination Program strives to provide funding opportunities to support dissemination efforts, as well as provide training and education resources for innovators to learn what is required to successfully develop a technology from invention to product, for broad dissemination.

Funding Opportunities

The following funding opportunities support efforts to disseminate resources and to integrate them into neuroscience research practice.

Dissemination Training and Education Opportunities

The following links provide information on different dissemination training and education resources for innovators.

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Concept to Clinic: Commercializing Innovation (C3i) Program
The C3i Program is designed to provide medical device innovators with the specialized business frameworks and essential tools for successful translation of biomedical technologies from the lab (concept) to the market (clinic).
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I-Corps™ at NIH
The I-Corps at NIH program is focused on educating researchers and technologists on how to translate technologies from the lab into the marketplace. The program provides three-member project teams with access to instruction and mentoring in order to accelerate the translation of technologies currently being developed with NIH and CDC SBIR and STTR funding.


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NSF I-Corps™ program
The NSF I-Corps™ program offers select participants from US academic laboratories the opportunity to participate in a special, accelerated version of Stanford University’s Lean LaunchPad course. This revolutionary course engages participants in moving products out of the lab and into the market by talking to potential customers, partners, and competitors and encountering the challenges and uncertainty of creating successful innovations.


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SEED supports the NIH innovator community in their efforts to validate the potential health impacts of promising scientific discoveries and advance them into healthcare products that improve patient care and enhance health.


Related Resources


Kari Ashmont, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Telephone:  301-496-1779
Email: kari.ashmont@nih.gov

Margaret Grabb, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Telephone:  301-443-3563
Email: mgrabb@mail.nih.gov


Jaclyn Durkin, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Telephone: 301-594-3902
Email: jaclyn.durkin@nih.gov