Notice of Intent to Reissue the Funding Opportunity Announcement for BRAIN Initiative: Proof of Concept Development of Early Stage Next Generation Human Brain Imaging (R01)

Notice Number: NOT-EB-17-005

Key Dates
Release Date: July 28, 2017

Estimated Publication Date of Announcement:  September 2017
First Estimated Application Due Date:  December 2017
Earliest Estimated Award Date:  September 2018 
Earliest Estimated Start Date:  September 2018 

Related Announcements

NOT-EB-17-006

Issued by
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Purpose

The NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative intends to reissue RFA-EB-17-001, Proof of Concept Development of Early Stage Next Generation Human Brain Imaging, with modifications. This funding opportunity aims to support early stage development of entirely new and novel noninvasive human brain imaging technologies and methods that will lead to transformative advances in our understanding of the human brain. The FOA solicits unusually bold and potentially transformative approaches and supports small scale, proof of concept development based on exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional concepts. 

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. 

The FOA is expected to be published in September2017 with an expected application due date in Winter 2017.

This FOA will utilize the R01 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages investigators with expertise and insights into this area of noninvasive human brain imaging technologies and methods to begin to consider applying for this new FOA.

The FOA solicits unusually bold and potentially transformative approaches and supports small scale, proof of concept development of human brain imaging based on exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional concepts. The goal is to accelerate early stage development of promising and entirely new concepts that require some initial stage of development and testing before launching into full scale tool development. Applications submitted in response to this FOA should focus on innovative approaches and proof of principle initial stage development for breakthrough, noninvasive imaging technology to measure human brain processes in ways that are currently unachievable via imaging technologies in live persons. The proposed concepts and approaches are expected to be high-risk, high-impact, and disruptive.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Shumin Wang, PhD
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Telephone: 301-594-9001
Email: shumin.wang@nih.gov