Grants Development Program
The NSI actively facilitates neuroscience focused programmatic submissions through proposal preparation. Proposal preparation typically involves writing/editing/project coordination and working closely with the pre-awards teams from associated departments and SVP Health Science Office.
NIH grant submissions - The NSI helps facilitate programmatic research grants which have P, U or T activity codes. For R awards, investigators should contact their respective department grants office or SVPHS pre-awards office (incase of SOM related submission queries). The NSI has facilitated over $8 M in extramural research funding so far.
Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)
Foundation Funding Opportunities:
- A list of selected foundation based FOAs is provided.
NIH Brain Initiative FOAs:
The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. Long desired by researchers seeking new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders, the Brain Initiative 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. The NIH BRAIN Initiative is managed by the 10 ICs whose missions and current research portfolios complement the goals of the BRAIN Initiative: NCCAM, NEI, NIA, NIAAA, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDA, NIDCD, NIMH, and NINDS.
- A compiled list of active Brain Initiative FOAs
The mission of the NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.
- A compiled list of active NINDS FOAs
NIDA - National Institute of Drug Abuse
NIDA is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences. NIDA mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
- A compiled list of active NIDA FOAs
NIA - National Institute of Aging
The mission of the NIA has been to improve the health and well-being of older Americans through biomedical, social, and behavioral research.
- A compiled list of active NIA FOAs
NIMH - National Institute of Mental Health
The mission of the NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
- A compiled list of active NIMH FOAs
NEI - National Eye Institute
The NEI’s mission is to conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.
- A compiled list of active NEI FOAs
National Science Foundation (NSF):
The NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense...". NSF is vital because the agency supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. NSF is the funding source for approximately 27 percent of the total federal budget for basic research conducted at U.S. colleges and universities.
- A list of selected 2018 NSF Active FOAs is provided.
DOD - Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDRMP):
- A list of selected active Program Announcements is provided.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA):
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military. DARPA explicitly reaches for transformational change instead of incremental advances. It works within an innovation ecosystem that includes academic, corporate and governmental partners, with a constant focus on the Nation’s military Services, which work with DARPA to create new strategic opportunities and novel tactical options. For decades, this vibrant, interlocking ecosystem of diverse collaborators has proven to be a nurturing environment for the intense creativity that DARPA is designed to cultivate.
- Active FOA - DARPA seeks proposals to design, build, demonstrate, and validate a nonsurgical neural interface system to broaden the applicability of neural interfaces to the able-bodied warfighter. The final technology aims to enable neural recording and stimulation with sub-millimeter spatial resolution.
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA):
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) invests in high-risk, high-payoff research programs to tackle some of the most difficult challenges of the agencies and disciplines in the Intelligence Community (IC). As part of this mission, IARPA sponsors several applied research programs that use multidisciplinary approaches to advance our understanding of cognition and computation in the brain.
- Explore the IARPA Neuroscience Program.