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An icon for the BRAIN Initiative Challenge, showing a brain icon, a light bulb, scales, and a brain circuit.

The BRAIN Initiative® launched an essay and video contest for high school students in March called the BRAIN Initiative Challenge.

June 17, 2022
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Last month, members of the Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) met virtually to discuss the current state of the NIH BRAIN Initiative and to learn about new chemical and synthetic biology technologies.

June 16, 2022
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logo for the BRAIN Initiative Meeting (Open Science, New Tools)

Please join us virtually on June 21-22 at the BRAIN Initiative’s 8th Annual Meeting and hear from our three plenary speakers as they share their expertise and insights with the BRAIN research community. 

June 13, 2022
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Colorful pathways in a human brain.

Apply by June 17 to attend a hackathon at the Allen Institute from October 3-5, 2022 where participants will have the opportunity to reanalyze existing open datasets to generate new insights. 

June 09, 2022
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The Notice of Special Interest reflects participation by additional NIH Institutes and Centers, including the BRAIN Initiative. The deadline for letters of intent to apply for a partnership award is June 13, 2022, and applications for projects are due by July 13, 2022. 

June 08, 2022
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Logo of the BRAIN Initiative Alliance, with "BRAIN INITIATIVE" as a letter block and "BRAIN INITIATIVE ALLIANCE" underneath.

The Dana Foundation recently released a request for proposals for planning grants for future Dana Centers for Neuroscience & Society. The deadline for proposals is July 6, 2022. 

June 07, 2022
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photo of Dr. John Ngai

Last week marked my second anniversary as BRAIN Director, an amazing opportunity and challenge for which I am deeply grateful. Over the past two years, I’ve strived to maintain perspective about all that we do, and to be guided by others’ views and critiques.

June 02, 2022
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Logo of the BRAIN Initiative Alliance, with "BRAIN INITIATIVE" as a letter block and "BRAIN INITIATIVE ALLIANCE" underneath.

Have you read the latest BRAIN Initiative Alliance newsletter? BRAIN scientists are invited to share their tools with the scientific community in the Toolmakers Newsletter.

May 26, 2022
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Illustration of human brain with electrodes.

The National Academy of Sciences recently elected new members Drs. Elizabeth Buffalo, Hollis Cline, Stephen Lisberger, Helen Mayberg, and Jay Shendure for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.  

May 24, 2022
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Photo and Video Contest icon - Voting now open!

Help us select the winners for this year’s contest by casting your vote through June 13!  

May 23, 2022