Today, NIH is excited to release six new funding opportunities in support of the BRAIN Initiative. These announcements were developed in response to one or more of the high priority research areas identified by the ACD BRAIN Working Group. Collectively, these opportunities focus on advancing our technological capabilities for understanding how circuits of interacting neurons function to create behavior, with the ultimate goal of improving our scientific foundation for the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders.
These initial investments will total $40 million in Fiscal Year 2014. Two announcements focus on developing methods for classifying and accessing the diverse cells and circuits of the brain; three of the announcements focus on developing and optimizing technologies for recording and modulating collections of cells that function together as a circuit; and the final announcement supports the formation of interdisciplinary teams of scientists to develop the next generation of non-invasive imaging technologies for human research.
Read the news release: NIH announces six funding opportunities for the BRAIN Initiative in fiscal 2014, December 17, 2013
Read more about each specific announcement.