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NIH BRAIN Initiative Hosts Workshop for Next Generation Researchers

The 2022 Next Generation of NIH BRAIN Initiative Leaders: Making the Transition Workshop was held on Wednesday, October 26 and provided early-stage investigators with a place to openly discuss and ask questions about future career opportunities.  

  • Neuroscience News

Upcoming BRAIN Sessions and Events at Neuroscience 2022

Please join us in-person or online for exciting BRAIN-relevant events at this week’s annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. 

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) will be hosting its 51st annual conference in person from November 12-16, 2022, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. There will also be select virtual components including posters, up to 24 lectures, and a sampling of symposia/mini symposia.  

  • Neuroscience News

BRAIN issues a new funding opportunity for the development of technologies to understand behavior at the organismal level

This funding opportunity, with the next due date of February 14, 2023, is part of the Brain-Behavior Quantification and Synchronization (BBQS) program. It will support the development of research projects aimed at advancing approaches for high-resolution synchronized capture of complex behavioral and environmental data and development of computational models of behavior as a complex dynamic system. 

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

Gaining momentum in demystifying the human brain

The BRAIN Initiative® remains in a unique position to lead cross-cutting and accelerated discovery in neuroscience across a diverse network of institutions and organizations, laboratories, researcher fields, and geographic locations.

  • Neuroscience News

BRAIN reissues funding opportunity for developing theories, models and methods for analysis of complex neuroscience data

Applications for this funding opportunity are due on December 15, 2022, with subsequent application due dates on September 12, 2023, and September 12, 2024, and require a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP). 

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

From the BRAIN Director: Sizing Up Science

In my daily discussions with the BRAIN community, I hear the tension between small and big science: a proxy argument for exploring biology versus building tools. Individual labs do creative biology, so why fund large teams that churn out lots of data but aren’t testing hypotheses?

My answer is simple: Diseases don’t care about funding mechanisms.

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

BRAIN and Stanford University issue a funding opportunity to understand brain function in health and disease

The Stanford Program for Integrated Neuroscience Technologies (SPrINT) is funding pilot projects focused on understanding brain function. Applications are due December 9, 2022. 

The Stanford Program for Integrated Neuroscience Technologies (SPrINT) is funding pilot projects focused on understanding brain function. Applications are due December 9, 2022. 

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

Funding opportunity for translation of BRAIN-funded neurotechnologies via the NIH Blueprint MedTech program

The solicitation for pre-proposals is due October 24, 2022 and is seeking collaborative projects aimed at developing emerging neurotechnologies into commercially viable, clinically focused solutions for disorders of the nervous system. 

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

BRAIN-supported researcher Dr. Judy Illes received Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) award

Dr. Judy Illes, Professor of Neurology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Musqueam Traditional Territory, Canada) recently received the Alvin J. Thompson Award from the Board of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) for a research partnership on early onset Alzheimer Disease with the Tahltan First Nation.  

  • Neuroscience News

BRAIN issues funding opportunities for engineering and optimization of molecular technologies for functional dissection of neural circuits

This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) will support the creation of Molecular Payloads Centers with a first application due date of June 28, 2023, and the earliest start date of April 2024. 

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding