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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

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

BRAIN at 10: A View from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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 Institutes and Centers share their voice and perspectives on the impact BRAIN has made on their respective missions—and vice versa.  
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

BRAIN-funded researchers captured images of mouse placenta in real time

A team of BRAIN researchers have successfully captured real-time, high-resolution images of the developing mouse placenta during pregnancy. These results provide key insights into placental development under both healthy and pathological conditions. 

  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Six exciting symposia to complement robust scientific agenda at the 10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference

Please join us on June 17-18 at this year’s Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference for our exceptional symposia. The 10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference: Celebrating a Decade of Innovation is just weeks away. If you haven’t yet registered for this hybrid event, there is still time to join us.
  • Neuroscience News

BRAIN at 10: A View from the National Institute of Mental Health

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 Institutes and Centers share their voice and perspectives on the impact BRAIN has made on their respective missions—and vice versa.  

By Joshua A. Gordon, MD, PhD, Director, NIMH

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Voting is open for the 2024 BRAIN Initiative Photo and Video Contest

Help us select this year's contest winners by casting your vote through June 3!
  • Neuroscience News

Notices of change for select BRAIN Initiative funding opportunities

The NIH BRAIN Initiative issues several notices of change for cancelling a select number of funding opportunities and receipt dates.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

Upcoming workshop: Advancing human neuroscience through neural stimulation and recording

The two-day virtual workshop will examine neural stimulation and recording methods and their impact on brain function and behavior in humans. Register today!  

What:  

Advancing Human Neuroscience Through Neural Stimulation and Recording: Opportunities and Challenges for Coordinated Efforts workshop 

When:  

Thursday, May 23: 11:00 am – 5:30 pm ET  

Friday, May 24: 10:00 am – 3:45 pm ET 

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology