BRAIN Initiative Connectivity Across Scales

The BRAIN Initiative Connectivity Across Scales (BRAIN CONNECTS) program aims to develop the research capacity and technical capabilities to generate wiring diagrams that can span entire brains across multiple scales.  

BRAIN CONNECTS is one of three NIH BRAIN Initiative transformative projects outlined in The BRAIN Initiative® 2.0: From Cells to Circuits, Toward Cures report. Together with the BRAIN Initiative Cell Atlas Network (BICAN) and the Armamentarium for Precision Brain Cell Access, these large-scale projects promise to transform neuroscience research, illuminating foundational principles governing the circuit basis of behavior and informing new approaches to the treatment of human brain disorders. 

BRAIN CONNECTS awards are forthcoming this fall 2023.   

Funding Opportunities 

BRAIN Initiative Connectivity across Scales (BRAIN CONNECTS): Specialized Projects for Scalable Technologies (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) [RFA-NS-22-049

Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for BRAIN Initiative Connectivity across Scales Data Coordinating Center (BRAIN CONNECTS DCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) [NOT-NS-24-009]

Related information 

NIH BRAIN Initiative Transformative Projects

NIH BRAIN Initiative awards new projects to develop innovative brain mapping technologies


Edmund Talley, Ph.D.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)