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BRAIN Initiative Alliance Toolmakers Newsletter – May 2023

Have you read the latest BRAIN Initiative Alliance newsletter? BRAIN scientists are invited to share their tools with the scientific community in the Toolmakers Newsletter. These newsletters spotlight BRAIN Initiative investigators with tools, technologies, or theories ready for distribution to the research community to advance neurotechnology.   

  • Neuroscience News

Researcher spotlight: F32 recipient Dr. Taylor Webb

Dr. Taylor Webb is a F32 award recipient who used the funding opportunity to study non-invasive, focal treatments for the brain using ultrasound. The F32 funding opportunity supports the research training of promising postdoctorates early in their postdoctoral training period.

  • Neuroscience News

NIH BRAIN Initiative funding opportunities for postdoctoral fellows

The NIH BRAIN Initiative offers several funding opportunities to support research training of postdoctoral fellows.

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

Research funded by the BRAIN and HEAL Initiatives sheds light on brain signatures for chronic pain

NIH-funded study in a small group of individuals shows preliminary results that could lead to new pain treatments. 

  • Neuroscience News

Upcoming NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group meeting

Please join us for the next virtual NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group meeting on May 24, 2023. Videocast will be available for the open meeting session. 

  • Neuroscience News

Public voting for the 2023 Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo and Video Contest is now open

Help us select the winners for this year’s contest by casting your vote through June 2!

Each year, we invite all those engaged with or interested in the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® Initiative, or The BRAIN Initiative®, regardless of career stage, to submit their most fantastic, artistic, and eye-catching images or short videos of the brain to the Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo and Video Contest.  

  • Neuroscience News

NIH announces prize competition for multi-phase TARGETED Challenges

The NIH seeks applicants for Phase 1 of the Targeted Genome Editor Delivery (TARGETED) Challenge. The competition aims to improve the current state of in vivo delivery technologies for genome editors into somatic cells. Learn more about the program in the upcoming informational webinar outlined below.  

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

Meet the 9th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting’s three plenary speakers

Please join us on June 12-13 at the BRAIN Initiative’s 9th Annual Meeting and hear from our three featured plenary speakers as they share their expertise and insights with the BRAIN research community. If you haven’t registered already, please join us virtually, as in-person registration has closed.

  • Neuroscience News

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

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. 

  • Neuroscience News

NIH issues new funding opportunity to establish Data Coordination and Artificial Intelligence Center for the BRAIN Initiative

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will support a single award to a multidisciplinary team to create the Data Coordination and Artificial Intelligence Center (DCAIC). DCAIC will act as a data management and sharing hub for Brain Behavior Quantification and Synchronization (BBQS) supported projects.  

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding