Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for BRAIN Initiative: Development of Next Generation Human Brain Imaging Tools and Technologies (U01 Clinical Trial not allowed)

Notice Number: NOT-EB-19-011

Key Dates

Release Date: May 09, 2019
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement: June 03, 2019
First Estimated Application Due Date: September 03, 2019
Earliest Estimated Award Date: May 20, 2020
Earliest Estimated Start Date: July 01, 2020

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The NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative intends to reissue RFA-EB-17-004, Development of Next Generation Human Brain Imaging Tools and Technologies (U01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed), 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. The FOA will utilize the U01 activity code. This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. 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.

Research Initiative Details


Funding Information

Estimated Total Funding TBD
Expected Number of Awards TBD
Estimated Award Ceiling TBD
Primary CFDA Numbers TBD

Anticipated Eligible Organizations

Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Private Institution of Higher Education
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Nonprofit without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
Small Business
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entity (Foreign Organization)
Regional Organization
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government

Applications are not being solicited at this time


Please direct all inquiries to:

Shumin Wang, PhD
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)