Training Program

A central goal of the NIH BRAIN Initiative is to ensure that the expertise required to use the tools developed from this landmark program are shared with the scientific community. The program strives to increase training in cutting-edge research approaches and techniques, as well as quantitative neuroscience by offering early career training opportunities. This approach ensures the next generation of researchers has the necessary skills to lead new scientific breakthroughs, as well as providing cross-disciplinary career development opportunities to expand technical acumen.  
 

Funding Opportunities

Training Programs Funding Opportunities
Funding Opportunities Associated Resource(s)
RFA-NS-24-030 - NIH Blueprint and BRAIN Initiative Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Website: Program Overview

Website: Program Awardees

RFA-MH-23-110 - BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32) Webinar: BRAIN Initiative NRSA F32

RFA-MH-23-330 - BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Required)

RFA-MH-23-331 - BRAIN Initiative Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Website: Program Awardees

Webinar: BRAIN Initiative K99/R00

Webinar (event program): BRAIN Initiative K99/R00(pdf, 794 KB)

NOT-AA-23-020 - Notice to Encourage Eligible NIH BRAIN Initiative Awardees to Apply for PA-23-189 Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Supplemental Information for Diversity Supplements to BRAIN Initiative Awards (pdf, 166 KB)
RFA-EY-21-003 - BRAIN Initiative-Related Research Education: Short Courses (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)  
NOSI: NOT-AA-23-015 - Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): BRAIN Initiative: Mentored Clinician Scientist Research Career Development program to Develop Expertise in Intracranial Human Neuroscience Research (K08)  

Other Training Information

The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is a cooperative effort among the 12 NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices that support neuroscience research.  Blueprint was one of the inaugural sponsors of the BRAIN Initiative and has continued its investment in BRAIN.  Blueprint aims to raise interest in and provide opportunities to learn about research training in neuroscience.

View Blueprint and other NIH training program information:

Related Information

BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision

The BRAIN Initiative 2.0: From Cells to Circuits, Toward Cures

The BRAIN Initiative and Neuroethics: Enabling and Enhancing Neuroscience Advances for Society

Supplemental Information for Diversity Supplements to BRAIN Initiative Awards(pdf, 166 KB)

Contact

Ashlee Van't Veer, Ph.D.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
ashlee.vantveer@nih.gov

Ivana Grakalic, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
igrakalic@mail.nih.gov