Since the BRAIN 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, including  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.  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. In addition, you may access the Science Division Funding Spotlight here. 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 .  
Funding Opportunity
FAS/SEAS/OSP Deadline:  October 25, 2019
Sponsor Deadlines for Full Proposals: November 1, 2019
Award Information:  Application budgets are limited to $500,000 in direct costs in any project year.  The total project period may not exceed 3 years. NIH  intends to commit an estimated total of $10 million in FY2020 to fund up to 7 awards.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research grant applications directed toward developing next-generation human cell-derived assays that replicate complex nervous system architectures and physiology with improved fidelity over current capabilities. This includes technologies that do not rely on the use of human fetal tissue, as described in  NOT-OD-19-042. Supported projects will be expected to enable future studies of complex nervous system development, function and aging in healthy and disease states.
News & Announcements
Questions about this newsletter or proposal submission may be directed to:

Jennifer Corby
Research Development Officer | 617-495-1590

To see previous BRAIN Initiative Funding Newsletters, please visit our  email archive.
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