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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

BRAIN at 10: A View from the National Institute on Aging

The BRAIN Initiative is marking a milestone—10 years of advancing neuroscience and neurotechnology research by funding innovative projects. As part of a rotating series of blog posts, the directors of the BRAIN Initiative-partnering NIH Institutes and Centers share their voice and perspectives on the impact BRAIN has made on their respective missions—and vice versa. 

By Richard J. Hodes, MD, Director

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

NIH-funded lightweight, implantable device provides new insights into brain-behavior connection

A new device capable of measuring multimodal physiological data in mice is a promising advancement for better understanding neurological and psychiatric disorders in humans.
  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

BRAIN issues new funding opportunity for the development of transformative tools to understand the neural frameworks for natural behavior

This funding opportunity supports the development or application of innovative tools and approaches to advance our understanding of behavior as a complex dynamic system.  

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

OPEN House: Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative D-SPAN F99/K00 Award

Register for the virtual OPEN house for graduate students, mentors, and sponsored grant officers to learn about resources available in preparing their application. 
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience News

Montana State University to host annual workshop on BRAIN-funded multiphoton characterization resource

This three-day, hybrid workshop, taking place August 5-7, 2024, provides an opportunity to learn about multiphoton characterization of fluorescent probes. Registration is now open! 

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Researcher spotlight: F32 recipient Dr. Christopher Lee Hughes

Dr. Christopher Lee Hughes is an F32 award recipient who used the funding opportunity to study how the brain processes sensory information. The F32 funding opportunity supports the research training of promising postdoctorates early in their postdoctoral training period.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

May 2024 NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group Meeting

Last month, members of the NIH BRAIN Initiative’s Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) reviewed BRAIN program updates and learned about new and upcoming projects.
  • Neuroscience News

10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference features luminaries and innovators in neuroscience and biomedicine

A recently-issued media advisory spotlights the upcoming BRAIN Initiative Conference on June 17 – June 18, including a plenary session entitled “Building on a Decade of Innovation.” This special plenary panel will provide complementary perspectives from renowned leaders in the field who will look ahead at the next 10 years and beyond for neuroscience, neurotechnologies, and the power of BRAIN Initiative innovations in driving discovery toward cures.   
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

NINDS Director shares 10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference preview

The 10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference: A Decade of Innovation will take place on June 17-18, 2024. Dr. Walter Koroshetz, Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), shares what’s to come in his latest Director’s Message.  

  • Neuroscience News