SfN Applauds NIH for Nearly Doubled Investment in BRAIN Initiative Research
The National Institutes of Health announced its third round of grants to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, bringing NIH’s total FY2016 investment to just over $150 million.
More than 100 new awards, totaling over $70 million, will go to about 170 investigators working at 60 institutions. These awards expand NIH’s efforts to develop new tools and technologies to understand neural circuit function and capture a dynamic view of the brain in action.
“This year, more projects will be based, at least in part, on data from humans,” said Joshua Gordon, director of the National Institute of Mental Health. “Some of these projects are aimed at fine-tuning brain stimulation and other promising technologies for the treatment of mental illnesses.”
For those who want to learn more about the BRAIN Initiative, attend the SfN satellite event, "BRAIN Initiative "TAD Talks": Technology Accelerating Discovery" held on November 14 during Neuroscience 2016. View all lectures, sessions, and satellite events to be featured at Neuroscience 2016.