BIOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGIES- Funding Opportunity
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. BTO seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established practice, lead to extraordinary outcomes, and create entirely new fields.
Proposal Abstracts and Full Proposals will be submitted on a rolling basis until April 26, 2018, 4:00pm ET
NIH to get a $2 billion funding boost
The NIH funding hike includes an extra $400 million to research Alzheimers disease and an additional $476 million for the National Cancer Institute. And it boosts spending on two of former President Barack Obamas big science projects: the Precision Medicine Initiative, which will get an increase of $120 million as it seeks to recruit volunteers for genetic testing and health tracking; and the BRAIN Initiative, which will get an extra $110 million to support work mapping the human brain...