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NIH to host upcoming workshop to help applicants understand the grants process

This virtual workshop, taking place February 1-2, 2023, is designed to help both new and experienced applicants understand the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants process. Registration is now open! 

The 2023 NIH Grants Conference is designed to help clarify the NIH grant application process and policies for both new and experienced applicants and administrators of NIH grants. This free, virtual workshop will include 25 sessions, organized into tracks for new administrators and investigators, as well as advanced and special topics.  

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

Webinar to discuss BRAIN Initiative team science research opportunities

The BRAIN Initiative will host a webinar on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 for researchers interested in team science research opportunities and in applying for a U01 or U19 notice of funding opportunity (NOFO). 

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

NIH will host an informational workshop on The BRAIN Initiative® Program at the Association for Chemoreception Sciences annual conference

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one of the participating institutes in the NIH BRAIN Initiative, will host an informative workshop on BRAIN funding opportunities for prospective NIDCD applicants. The event will take place on April 20, 2023, 1:30-3:00 PM ET.  

  • Neuroscience News

Congress passes budget bill: NIH BRAIN Initiative receives $60M in additional funds for fiscal year 2023

A message to the community from Dr. John Ngai, Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative.

Dear BRAIN Community, 

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

Congress passes budget bill: NIH BRAIN Initiative receives $60M in additional funds for fiscal year 2023

<i>A message to the community from Dr. John Ngai, Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative. </i> <br>
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

NIH issues notice of support for BRAIN Initiative research on interoception circuits

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) encourages BRAIN Initiative research targeting interoceptive processes and circuits. The next application deadline is June 15, 2023. 

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

Allen Institute to co-host a 3-day Neuropixels and OpenScope Workshop in June 2023

The Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics, the Allen Institute MindScope Program, and the University of Washington will co-host a 3-day workshop on June 21-23, 2023 for researchers interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of Neuropixels and OpenScope—two resources designed to collect in vivo physiology data at scale. Applications are open until February 1, 2021.

  • Neuroscience News

BRAIN-funded researchers inducted into the 2022 National Academy of Inventors class of fellows

The BRAIN-funded researchers Drs. Vivian Gradinaru, Bin He, Elizabeth Hillman, and Xiaowei Zhuang will be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors 2022 Fellow class, the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.  

  • Neuroscience News

From the BRAIN Director: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

In years past, attending the annual late-fall meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) was a busy and at times tedious ritual. Months after submitting abstracts comes the frenzied work of putting together posters and slides and leaving our homes and labs for several days. Upon arrival, though, my mood quickly shifts to anticipation and excitement as new results are shared, new collaborations are hatched, and long-distance friendships are renewed or made anew.

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology