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A message to the community from the Directors of the Institutes, Centers, and Offices involved in the NIH BRAIN Initiative and NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research.

February 12, 2021
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The 2020 NIH Director’s Awards include three BRAIN Initiative scientists, who have received grants through the High-Risk, High-Reward Program, Pioneer Award, and New Innovator Award.

October 21, 2020
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The MacArthur Foundation has announced this year’s roster for their annual “genius” grant, including two researchers whose diligent and innovative work is part of the BRAIN Initiative.

October 04, 2019
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The National Academy of Sciences recently recognized Drs. Liqun Luo, Xiaowei Zhuang, and Eve Marder for their extraordinary scientific achievements. The awards will be presented on April 28, 2019, during the Academy’s 156th annual meeting.

February 13, 2019
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Separate events on Wednesday, October 1 highlighted the awardees of the second round of NIH BRAIN Initiative grants and additional investments by the Kavli Foundation to support the BRAIN Initiative.

October 01, 2015
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NSF issues $13.1 million for 16 new multidisciplinary awards to support BRAIN Initiative

August 17, 2015
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NIH BRAIN Initiative grantee Lihong Wang receives award for the development of innovative brain imaging technology. 

August 07, 2015
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Cal-BRAIN (the California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience) has announced grantees for its inaugural round of funding.

June 09, 2015