Since theBRAIN Initiative's
launch in 2013, FAS Research Development has disseminated information via this newsletter about all of the funding opportunities related to the initiative. We send this newsletter to a targeted list of faculty, includingfaculty affiliatesof theCenter for Brain Science(CBS) and theMind Brain Behavior(MBB) Interfaculty Initiative. This project is being carried out in collaboration with the Center for Brain Science. Please feel free to forward this newsletter to interested colleagues. All Harvard University faculty and administrators may subscribe here, and recipients may unsubscribe at any time. For an archive of past newsletters, or for information about additional Research Development support (finding funding, proposal development resources, etc.), please visit the Research Development website.
Award Information: Up to
$100,000 in direct costs exclusive of Facilities and Administrative costs on sub-contracts, for one year.
NIH is encouraging applications toPA-18-591: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) to integrate neuroethics perspectives and approaches into existing BRAIN Initiative awards. Supplement applications are encouraged from ongoing BRAIN Initiative projects that can readily incorporate core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements in research and development supported by the BRAIN Initiative. The intent is that efforts supported through this administrative supplement would be both complimentary and integrative with the transformative, breakthrough neuroscience discoveries supported through the BRAIN Initiative. As an administrative supplement, the work proposed needs to be within the scope of the research that is already supported. Research proposed in supplement applications should have clear relevance to the BRAIN Initiative. The proposed work may cover pilot projects, resource development, or personnel costs for embedding neuroethics into the research project. In each case, the work proposed should be feasible to complete within a one-year timeframe and with the limited funds permitted. It should also show promise of becoming a more substantial project that might attract additional funding.