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.
Sponsor Deadline for Letters of Intent (requested): 30 days prior to full proposal deadline
OSP Deadline: 5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadlines for Full Proposals:July 3, 2018; November 6, 2018; July 3, 2019; November 6, 2019; July 1, 2020; November 10, 2020
Award Information:Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years. NIH intends to commit an estimated total of $15M to fund 20 awards.
This FOA solicits applications for research projects that use innovative, methodologically-integrated approaches to understand how circuit activity gives rise to mental experience and behavior. The goal is to support projects that can realize a meaningful outcome within 5 years. Applications should address circuit function in the context of specific neural systems such as sensation, perception, attention, reasoning, intention, decision-making, emotion, navigation, communication or homeostasis. Projects should link theory and data analysis to experimental design and should produce predictive models as deliverables. Projects should aim to improve the understanding of circuits of the central nervous system by systematically controlling stimuli and/or behavior while actively recording and/or manipulating dynamic patterns of neural activity. Projects can use non-human and human species, and applications should explain how the selected species offers ideal conditions for revealing general principles about the circuit basis of a specific behavior.