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.  

In this fiscal year (FY24), the BRAIN Initiative received a 40% decrease to its budget. In April, Dr. John Ngai, Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative, issued a Director’s Message regarding the FY24 budget and a new webpage was recently published to explain the complexity of the BRAIN Initiative budget. 

The result of this decrease not only impacts NIH's ability to support BRAIN Initiative grants in FY24, but into the next fiscal year as well. The Office of the BRAIN Director and BRAIN Initiative programmatic team members have examined current and pending funding opportunities. The table below outlines changes to certain BRAIN Initiative funding opportunities and receipt dates managed by the National Eye Institute, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  

Title NOFO/Notice Number
Notice of Change: Termination of RFA-MH-23-110 "BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)" NOT-MH-24-315
Notice of Change: Termination of RFA-MH-22-145, BRAIN Initiative: Standards to Define Experiments Related to the BRAIN Initiative (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NOT-MH-24-295
Notice of Change: Cancellation of RFA-NS-22-041 "BRAIN Initiative: Research Opportunities Using Invasive Neural Recording and Stimulating Technologies in the Human Brain (U01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)" NOT-NS-24-090
Notice of Change: Cancellation of RFA-NS-23-024 "BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects- TargetedBCP (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"  NOT-NS-24-088
Notice of change to receipt date for RFA-NS-23-023: BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Planning Projects TargetedBCPP (R34 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) NOT-NS-24-083
Notice of Change: Cancellation of RFA-NS-23-025 "BRAIN Initiative: Exploratory Team-Research BRAIN Circuit Programs - eTeamBCP (U01 Clinical Trials Optional)" NOT-NS-24-087
Notice of Cancellation of the June 07, 2024, Application Receipt Date for RFA-MH-24-280 "BRAIN Initiative: Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Probe Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in the Brain (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" NOT-MH-24-275
Notice of Cancellation of the June 18, 2024 Application Receipt Date for RFA-EY-23-001 "BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early-Stage Research for Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21) (Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"  NOT-EY-24-005

Please refer to the Notices of Funding Opportunities webpage for more details on these and other BRAIN-relevant notices that may arise. You may also wish to visit the new budget webpage that includes frequently asked questions for researchers, which will continue to be updated with information and resources as they become available.  

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