BRAIN Blog

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) InitiativeSM is a bold undertaking aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.

February 17, 2015

NIH has released a number of exciting new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for The BRAIN InitiativeSM, and we are encouraging researchers from across the physical and life sciences, as well as engineering disciplines, to submit applications to these and…

February 12, 2015

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has awarded the 2015 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences to Karl Deisseroth of Stanford University. Dr.

February 12, 2015

On November 20th and 21st, 2014, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, NIH brought together agency staff and the recipients of the first BRAIN Initiative…

January 15, 2015

As delineated in the “BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision” report, crucial scientific knowledge of brain function comes from patients who voluntarily consent to the collection of research data as they…

October 16, 2014

Separate events on Tuesday, September 30 highlighted the awardees of the first round of NIH BRAIN Initiative grants and the additional investments by companies, foundations, patient advocacy organizations, universities, and private research institutions to support the…

October 02, 2014

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

September 02, 2014

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…

June 06, 2014

On May 14, the Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues issued its first set of recommendations in response to President Obama’s charge to “identify proactively a set of core ethical standards – both to guide neuroscience research and to address some of the ethical dilemmas that may be…

May 14, 2014

Last week, President Obama announced his budget proposal to double the Federal investment in the BRAIN Initiative from about $100 million in Fy 2014 to approximately $200 million in FY 2015.

March 14, 2014