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The first meeting of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) took place on August 25.

September 02, 2014
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The NIH BRAIN working group presented its long-term vision for the BRAIN Initiative to the NIH Director’s Advisory Committee on June 5, which was enthusiastically endorsed by the Committee and the NIH director.  This vision, detailed in the working group’s fin

June 06, 2014
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On January 15, 2014, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-73.).  In this bill, Congress signaled its strong support for the BRAIN Initiative by appropriating funds for NIH Institutes and Centers to begin its implementation in fiscal year 2014.

January 27, 2014
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NIH will hold several informational conference calls for prospective applicants to the recently released funding opportunities under the BRAIN Initiative.  For specifics, visit

January 06, 2014
BRAIN Funding Opportunities

Today, NIH is excited to release six new funding opportunities in support of the BRAIN Initiative.

December 17, 2013
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The Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) is holding a public teleconference on September 16, 2013 (3:00-5:00 EDT) to discuss the interim report of the BRAIN working group.

September 09, 2013
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The American Brain Coalition is hosting a webinar to engage the patient advocacy community on July 22 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (EDT). For more information, check out their site at

July 01, 2013