BRAIN signs on to Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Experiences (ENDURE) program

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The NIH BRAIN Initiative and NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research intend to reissue funding for a research program for neuroscience-focused undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. This funding opportunity is expected to be published in August 2023. 

The NIH BRAIN Initiative is deeply committed to fostering diversity, inclusivity, and engagement at all levels in the research community and will join the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research in support of the program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education (ENDURE).  

The goal of this funding opportunity is to increase the number of undergraduate participants from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, who successfully enter and complete Ph.D. programs in the neurosciences. To accomplish this goal, this funding opportunity would: 

  • Support the development of collaborative research education partnerships to increase awareness and interest in neuroscience 

  • Develop participants’ scientific knowledge and research skills 

  • Establish working networks within existing Ph.D. degree granting institutions and NIH-supported predoctoral programs 

This notice of funding opportunity is expected to be published in August 2023 with an expected application due date in February 2024

For more information, please view the full notice (NOT-NS-23-048) or email  

Please visit the program webpage for more information about the ENDURE program, for a full list of current and past awardees, and to view the ENDURE Technical Assistance Webinar. 

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