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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

Notices of funding opportunities for 2024: Neural recording and modulation

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

Notices of funding opportunities for 2024: Transformative projects and tools and technologies for cells and circuits

This week, we will highlight BRAIN Initiative notices of funding opportunities (NOFOs) for fiscal year 2024. Today’s post features funding opportunities for BRAIN Initiative transformative projects and tools and technologies for cells and circuits.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

NIH launches TARGETED Challenge Phase 2

The National Institutes of Health is seeking applications for the second phase of the Targeted Genome Editor Delivery (TARGETED) Challenge. The challenge aims to improve the state of technology to include a programmable delivery system for gene editing and solutions for crossing the blood-brain barrier.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience News

Neuroscience Training Workshops featuring BRAIN-Initiative Funded Technologies

The Allen Institute will host three workshops featuring tools being disseminated through the BRAIN Initiative U24 Research Resource Grants for Technology Integration and Dissemination. Applications for the workshops are now open.

The Allen Institute, a BRAIN Initiative Alliance (BIA) partner, is hosting the following workshops this year:

  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Register for upcoming BRAIN Initiative Cell Atlas Network virtual workshop

The workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss the development, automation, and use of single-cell genomics data and cell atlas data to advance neuroscience and brain disease research. Registration is now open! 

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Check out the Show Us Your BRAINs! 2023 Photo and Video Contest winners

Don’t miss the annual article recapping the winners of the 2023 Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo and Video Contest, where we cover the exciting neuroscience research showcased in each entry.

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Don’t miss the National Eye Institute’s upcoming Visual NeuroPlasticity Workshop

This free virtual workshop will take place on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, to discuss the circuit basis of neuroplasticity and its mechanisms. Registration is now open.

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Webinar explores research highlights of recently released detailed cell maps of the human brain and nonhuman primate brain

The BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN), an international collaboration of researchers, detailed the exceptionally complex diversity of cells in the human brain and the nonhuman primate brain in a collection of papers published in October in Science, Science Advances, and Science Translational Medicine.

  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

NIH BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network publishes a collection of papers unveiling the whole mouse brain

A detailed single-cell atlas of the whole mouse brain broadens our knowledge of the brain and increases our neuroscience toolset.

  • Neuroscience News