Over the next several years, the FAS Research Development group will track and disseminate all funding opportunities related to the  BRAIN InitiativeThese funding opportunities will be sent to a targeted list of faculty. That list includes  faculty affiliates  of the  Center for Brain Science  (CBS) and the  Mind Brain Behavior  (MBB) Interfaculty Initiative. This project is being carried out in collaboration with the Center for Brain Science. All opportunities will be archived and recipients may unsubscribe at any time. For additional Research Development support (finding funding, proposal development resources, etc.), please visit the Research Development website.

Funding Opportunities
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals: January 20, 2017
OSP Deadline: January 13, 2017 
Award Information:  Application budgets are limited to $300,000 in direct costs in any project year.  The maximum project period is 2 years. Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $4M in FY2017 to fund 8-14 awards.
 
This funding opportunity announcement aims to support early stage development of entirely new and novel noninvasive human brain imaging technologies and methods that will lead to transformative advances in our understanding of the human brain. The FOA solicits unusually bold and potentially transformative approaches and supports small scale, proof of concept development based on exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional concepts.    

BRAIN Initiative: Development of Next Generation Human Brain Imaging Tools and Technologies (U01)
Sponsor Deadline for Letters of Intent (requested): December 20, 2016 
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals: January 20, 2017 
OSP Deadline: January 13, 2017  
Award Information:  Application budgets are not limited but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years. Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $7.5M in FY2017 to fund 3-6 awards. 
 
This funding opportunity announcement aims to support full development of entirely new or next generation noninvasive human brain imaging tools and methods that will lead to transformative advances in our understanding of the human brain. The FOA seeks innovative applications that are ready for full-scale development of breakthrough technologies with the intention of delivering working tools within the timeframe of the BRAIN Initiative. This FOA represents the second stage of the tool/technology development effort that started with RFA-MH-14-217 and  RFA-MH-15-200. However, t his FOA is open to all applicants, not only to the current planning grant awardees.

Sponsor Deadline for Letters of Intent (requested): December 30, 2016 
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposals: January 30, 2017 
OSP Deadline: January 23, 2017  
Award Information:  Application budgets are limited to $300,000 in direct costs in any project year, for up to 4 years. Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $2 million to fund 4-6 awards.  
 
This funding opportunity announcement is one of several FOAs aimed at supporting transformative discoveries that will lead to breakthroughs in understanding human brain function. Guided by the long-term scientific plan, " BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision ," this FOA specifically seeks to support efforts addressing 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 hope is that efforts supported under this FOA might be both complimentary and integrative with the transformative, breakthrough discoveries being supported through the BRAIN Initiative. 

A Technical Assistance phone conference will be held for potential applicants on January 16, 2017 (Monday), 1:30 pm Eastern Time. NIH staff will be available to answer questions related to this FOA. To obtain call-in information, please email BRAIN-info-NIMH@mail.nih.gov at least 24 hours prior to the call and specify the FOA number in the subject line or in the body of the email.

Additional Information
Questions about this newsletter or proposal submission may be directed to:

Jennifer Corby
Research Development Officer
jcorby@fas.harvard.edu | 617-495-1590

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