Notice of Intent to Reissue the Funding Opportunity Announcement for BRAIN Initiative: Development of Next Generation Human Brain Imaging Tools and Technologies (U01)

Notice Number: NOT-EB-17-006

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

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The NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative intends to reissue RFA-EB-17-002, Development of Next Generation Human Brain Imaging Tools and Technologies, with modifications. This funding opportunity aims to support full development of entirely new or next generation noninvasive human brain imaging tools and methods that will lead to transformative advances in our understanding of the human brain. The FOA seeks innovative applications that are ready for full-scale development of breakthrough technologies with the intention of delivering working tools within the timeframe of the BRAIN Initiative. The FOA represents the second stage of the tool/technology development effort that started with RFA-MH-14-217 and RFA-MH-15-200.

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

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

This FOA will utilize the U01 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.

This FOA solicits applications proposing full development for next generation human brain imaging and breakthrough technologies that would overcome existing barriers. If developed, such technologies would enable imaging and measuring brain processes in ways that are currently unachievable, thereby acquiring fundamental novel insight about how the human brain is organized and functions. This FOA will provide the needed resources to support teams to meet the grand challenges of developing novel and transformative interdisciplinary approaches to human brain imaging. The intended outcome is bold, high-impact, and disruptive tools and methods for human neuroscience that can be used practically and ethically in healthy humans irrespective of disease state.



Please direct all inquiries to:

Shumin Wang, PhD
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Telephone: 301-594-9001