BRAIN Initiative: Optimization of Novel Tools and Technologies for Neuroscience Research (R44)
|Incentive Type:||Grant Program|
Education, Health And Safety, Technology
|Governing Body:||National Institutes of Health|
|What’s it worth?:||Not mentioned|
BRAIN Initiative: Optimization of Novel Tools and Technologies for Neuroscience Research program provides funding to optimize existing and emerging technologies used to understand the human brain. Project awards are granted to proposals in two technological areas:
- Technologies to understand the dynamic activity of neural circuits.
- Novel tools to facilitate the detailed analysis of complex circuits and provide insights into cellular interactions that underlie brain function.
Priority is given to but are not excluded to the following topics:
- Large Scale Sensing Probes
- Recording and/or Manipulating Neural Activity in Vivo Imaging Instrumentation
- Development of Electrodes for Large-Scale Recording and circuit manipulation in Vivo
- Techniques and Approaches for Recording/Manipulating Neural Activity during Behaviors
- New delivery methods to active agents to specific neurons
- Viral-mediated gene delivery improvements
- Innovative ways to use multiple vectors to deliver “split” gene products
A more complete list of prioritized projects may be found on the NIH.gov website. Funds typically do not exceed $150,000 for Phase I projects and $1,000,000 for Phase II projects; however, budgets may be increased up to 50% with Congress approval. Applicants are encourage to contact the NIH program officials before proposing anything in excess of the guidelines.
Applications must be complete and received before the deadline.