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BRAIN issues funding opportunities to support brain cell type-selective access reagent engineering and dissemination facilities for molecular genetic technologies

These notices of funding opportunities (NOFOs) will support engineering and dissemination facilities to scale up and distribute brain cell type-specific reagents as part of the BRAIN Initiative Armamentarium for Precision Brain Cell Access.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

From the BRAIN Director: Human-Centered BRAIN Neurotechnology Gives Patients a Voice

Late in 2023, two research groups accomplished an amazing feat. Using a brain–computer interface, they provided speech to two individuals who had lost the ability to communicate due to paralysis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Now accepting applications: NIH summer program to explore commercial potential of BRAIN Initiative Innovations

The Concept to Clinic: Commercializing Innovation - Education (eC3i) Program is designed to help investigators developing innovative technology, through their BRAIN Initiative funding, understand the commercial potential of their tools.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Notice of funding opportunity reissued: Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (F99/K00) Award

The NIH Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award has been reissued and an accompanying open house webinar resource is readily available.

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Researcher spotlight: F32 recipient Dr. Drew Davidson

Dr. Drew Davidson is an F32 award recipient who used the funding opportunity to investigate context-dependent behaviors in animals. The F32 funding opportunity supports the research training of promising postdoctorates early in their postdoctoral training period.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience News

Labroots Neuroscience Virtual Event Series features NIH BRAIN Initiative track focused on the brain-behavior connection

Labroots will live-stream its annual neuroscience virtual event series on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. Tune in to a special NIH BRAIN Initiative track that will explore our understanding of how the brain gives rise to complex behavior.

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Upcoming NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics and Multi-Council Working Group Meetings

Please join us for two virtual NIH BRAIN Initiative meetings on Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13. Videocast will be available for the open meeting sessions.

Neuroethics Working Group Meeting—Monday, February 12, 2024

  • Neuroscience News

From the BRAIN Initiative Alliance: A look back on the BRAIN Initiative in 2023 (and what’s coming in 2024!)

The BRAIN Initiative Alliance (BIA) provided a recap of 2023 achievements by BRAIN Initiative investigators and partners and a look ahead to upcoming events and opportunities to look out for in 2024.

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Upcoming webinar will explore publication highlights of whole mouse brain atlas

Register to attend a webinar on February 1, 2024, designed to share a new collection of papers reporting the first complete cell type atlas of a mammalian brain.
  • Neuroscience News

Notices of funding opportunities for 2024: Data science, informatics, and dissemination

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