External Funding

Interest in brain science has led to increased federal and private funding for neuroscience research. An array of opportunities from external sources is available to support the science happening here. Continue to check back periodically as new funding continues to become available.

As of July 12, 2016:


National Institutes of Health Brain Initiative

| Multiple active funding opportunities |

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative is part of a new Presidential focus aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. By accelerating the development and application of innovative technologies, researchers will be able to produce a revolutionary new dynamic picture of the brain that, for the first time, shows how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space. Long desired by researchers seeking new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders, this picture will fill major gaps in our current knowledge and provide unprecedented opportunities for exploring exactly how the brain enables the human body to record, process, utilize, store, and retrieve vast quantities of information, all at the speed of thought.

For more information: http://braininitiative.nih.gov/funding/index.htm


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

| Multiple active funding opportunities | 

For more information: https://grants.nih.gov/funding/searchguide


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

| Multiple active funding opportunities |

For more information: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/opportunities-announcements/index.shtml


National Science Foundation (NSF)

| Multiple active funding opportunities |

For more information: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/


Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

| Multiple active funding opportunities | 

For more information: http://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/opportunities

For universities: http://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/for-universities


Department of Defense - Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

| Multiple active funding opportunities | 

For more information: http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/default.shtml