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The three re-issued funding opportunities and notices support new neural recording and modulation technology projects at multiple stages of development.

April 26, 2021
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BRAIN Director, Dr. John Ngai

Spring is finally here after a long and difficult winter for our country and the world. No matter where you live or what climate surrounds you, spring uniquely signifies a time of renewal and new growth.

April 16, 2021
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Feeling creative? Help us celebrate the art of brain science! Our annual photo and video contest is open for submissions through May 9, 2021.

April 09, 2021
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Does your new device have the potential to thrive in the commercial marketplace?

April 08, 2021
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The two re-issued funding opportunities support both small targeted projects and large, team-research projects. They encourage the utilization of innovative tools, diverse species, and comparative approaches.

April 06, 2021
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Last year, The BRAIN Initiative® proposed a challenge for students to describe their perspectives on the ethics and implications of emerging neurotechnologies. This month, Drs. John Ngai and Walter Koroshetz announced the winners live via an online broadcast.

March 31, 2021
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In January, members of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) and Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) met virtually to discuss emerging ethics themes in BRAIN and ongoing efforts to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in neuroscience.

March 17, 2021
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A recent Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) will support the translation of BRAIN technologies from academic and non-small business research to the marketplace.

March 12, 2021
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Dr. John Ngai, BRAIN Initiative Director

Meet Dr. John Ngai, Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative.

March 09, 2021
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Dr. Andrea Beckel-Mitchener, Deputy Director of NIH BRAIN Initiative

Dr. Beckel-Mitchener has been serving as acting deputy director of the BRAIN Initiative alongside Dr. John Ngai, who was named BRAIN Initiative director in January 2020.

March 08, 2021