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. 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 Opportunities
Sponsor Deadline for Letters of Intent (requested): 30 days prior to the proposal deadline
OSP Deadline:  5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadlines for Full Proposals:  September 27, 2018; September 6, 2019
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 $3M to fund 3-5 new awards at each receipt date. It is expected that costs will be substantially higher after the first year of these awards.

This FOA solicits applications to develop web-accessible data archives to capture, store, and curate data related to BRAIN Initiative activities. The data archives will work with the research community to incorporate tools that allow users to analyze and visualize the data, but the creation of such tools is not part of this FOA. The data archives will use appropriate standards to describe the data, but the creation of such standards is not part of this FOA. A goal of this program is to advance research by creating a community resource data archive with appropriate standards and summary information that is broadly available and accessible to the research community for furthering research.
Sponsor Deadline for Letters of Intent (requested): 30 days prior to the proposal deadline
OSP Deadline:  5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadlines for Full Proposals:  September 27, 2018; September 6, 2019
Award Information: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 2 years. NIH intends to commit an estimated total of $3M to fund 2-3 awards. 

This FOA solicits applications to develop standards that describe experimental protocols that are being conducted as part of the BRAIN Initiative. It is expected that applications will solicit community input at all stages of the process. It is recommended that the first step of standard development will involve sharing data between different key groups in the experimental community in order to ensure that the developing standard will cover the way that all of those groups are collecting data. The developed standard is expected to be made widely available.
Sponsor Deadline for Letters of Intent (requested): 30 days prior to the proposal deadline
OSP Deadline:  5 business days prior to submission
Sponsor Deadlines for Full Proposals:  September 27, 2018; March 7, 2019; September 6, 2019; March 6, 2020; September 9, 2020; March 4, 2021
Award Information: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 3 years. NIH intends to commit an estimated total of $4M to fund 10 awards. 

This FOA solicits applications to develop informatics tools for analyzing, visualizing, and integrating data related to the BRAIN Initiative or to enhance our understanding of the brain. This FOA can be used to support several different, but related activities. These include modifying existing analysis and visualization tools to deal with BRAIN Initiative data and integrating different types of BRAIN Initiative datasets. Proposing the development of new tools to deal with BRAIN Initiative data is also permitted. The tools must make use of relevant standards.
News & Announcements
Questions about this newsletter or proposal submission may be directed to:

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

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