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Posted: 3/15/2024

Notice of special interest (NOSI): Adopting Techniques and Tools Developed from the BRAIN Initiative Toward NIMH Strategic Research Priorities

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies┬« (BRAIN) Initiative is aimed at revolutionizing neuroscience through the development and application of innovative technologies to map neural circuits, monitor and modulate their activity, and understand how they contribute to thoughts, sensations, emotions, and behavior. To date, large-scale investment of resources and time through BRAIN has made significant progress in deepening the knowledge about the brain circuits that underlie mental health-relevant domains of function such as cognition, learning and memory, and social processing. Given remarkable progress in technology development, the neuroscience community is poised to apply these new technologies, and accumulated knowledge, to further understand these complex systems-level processes and how their dysfunction might be implicated in mental health illnesses. This NOSI encourages studies seeking to apply innovative BRAIN technologies to understand brain functions in the service of cognition, executive function, reward and motivation, social, or affective processing.

This notice applies to due dates on or after February 5, 2024, and subsequent receipt dates through May 10, 2027.