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From the BRAIN Director: Personalized Cures on the Horizon - A Fresh Take on Established Technologies

Technology is the backbone of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® Initiative, or The BRAIN Initiative®. In a virtuous cycle of technology and knowledge, new tools open doors for discovery, which in turn drive the design of new and better tools.
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Researcher spotlight: F32 recipient Dr. Drew Davidson

Dr. Drew Davidson is an F32 award recipient who used the funding opportunity to investigate context-dependent behaviors in animals. The F32 funding opportunity supports the research training of promising postdoctorates early in their postdoctoral training period.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience News

Labroots Neuroscience Virtual Event Series features NIH BRAIN Initiative track focused on the brain-behavior connection

Labroots will live-stream its annual neuroscience virtual event series on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. Tune in to a special NIH BRAIN Initiative track that will explore our understanding of how the brain gives rise to complex behavior.

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Upcoming NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics and Multi-Council Working Group Meetings

Please join us for two virtual NIH BRAIN Initiative meetings on Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13. Videocast will be available for the open meeting sessions.

Neuroethics Working Group Meeting—Monday, February 12, 2024

  • Neuroscience News

Registration now open: 10th annual BRAIN Initiative Conference

Please join us for the hybrid 10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference on June 17-18, 2024 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, MD.

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference! The theme this year puts a spotlight on a decade of BRAIN-funded science and innovation, and we look forward to celebrating the depth and breadth of our community

  • Neuroscience News

From the BRAIN Initiative Alliance: A look back on the BRAIN Initiative in 2023 (and what’s coming in 2024!)

The BRAIN Initiative Alliance (BIA) provided a recap of 2023 achievements by BRAIN Initiative investigators and partners and a look ahead to upcoming events and opportunities to look out for in 2024.

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Upcoming webinar will explore publication highlights of whole mouse brain atlas

Register to attend a webinar on February 1, 2024, designed to share a new collection of papers reporting the first complete cell type atlas of a mammalian brain.
  • Neuroscience News

Notices of funding opportunities for 2024: Data science, informatics, and dissemination

This week, we will highlight BRAIN Initiative notices of funding opportunities (NOFOs) for fiscal year 2024. Today’s post features funding opportunities for data science, informatics infrastructure, and dissemination.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Notices of funding opportunities for 2024: Training, inclusion, and equity

This week, we will highlight BRAIN Initiative notices of funding opportunities (NOFOs) for fiscal year 2024. Today’s post features funding opportunities for training, inclusion, and equity.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Notices of funding opportunities for 2024: Bioethics and systems neuroscience

This week, we will highlight BRAIN Initiative notices of funding opportunities (NOFOs) for fiscal year 2024. Today’s post features funding opportunities for administrative supplements to support research on bioethical issues and the BRAIN Initiative’s Systems Neuroscience. 
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology