Additional Receipt Dates Added for BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Planning Projects – TargetedBCPP (R34)

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Three new receipt dates have been added to this funding opportunity announcement (FOA): November 6, 2019; July 1, 2020; and November 10, 2020.

This announcement provides a notice (NOT-NS-19-034) that three new receipt dates have been added to “BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Planning Projects – TargetedBCPP (R34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)” (RFA-NS-18-014).

The primary goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to solicit exploratory research projects using innovative approaches to understand how circuit activity gives rise to a specific behavior or neural system dynamics. The R34 mechanism provides up to two years of funding in the BRAIN Understanding Circuits portfolio. It is intended to support a limited scope of aims and an approach that will establish feasibility, validity, or other technically qualifying results that, if successful, would support, enable, and/or lay the groundwork for a potential, subsequent Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects – TargetedBCP R01 (up to five years of funding), as described in the companion FOA (RFA-NS-18-030).

The BRAIN Understanding Circuits program encompasses a family of “Integrated and Quantitative Approaches to Understanding Circuits” FOAs. The activity of neural circuits is the substrate of cognitive processes such as perception, attention, reasoning, intention, decision-making, and emotion. These internal activities are translated into patterns of activation that support simple motor behaviors, as well as more complex behaviors.

The three additional receipt dates for RFA-NS-18-014 are November 6, 2019; July 1, 2020; and November 10, 2020.