Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 5/13/2024

BRAIN Initiative: Targeted BRAIN Circuits Projects- TargetedBCP (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This NOFO solicits applications for research projects that seek to understand how circuit activity gives rise to mental experience and behavior using innovative, methodologically-integrated approaches. The goal is to support adventurous projects that can realize a potentially transformative outcome within 5 years. Applications are expected to address circuit function in the context of specific behaviors or neural systems, such as sensation, perception, attention, reasoning, intention, decision-making, emotion, navigation, communication, or homeostasis. Projects should link theory, data analysis, and/or computational approaches to experimental design and should produce predictive models (conceptual or quantitative). 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. Diverse species or experimental systems and a cross-species/comparative approach are welcome and should be chosen based on their power to address the specific question at hand and to reveal generalizable and fundamental neuroscience principles.

Companion FOA: RFA-NS-23-023 , R34 Planning Grant


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): 30 days prior to the application due date
  • Application Due Date(s): June 30, 2023; Oct 4, 2023; 

​RFA-NS-23-024 Expiration Date New Date May 6, 2024 per issuance of NOT-NS-24-088. (Original Expiration Date: October 03, 2024 )

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