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Press Release 14-048
New Understanding the Brain website features funding opportunities, research areas

Visitors can find brain-related information from across the agency in one place

Image of fruit fly brain with nerve cells.

NSF aims to enable scientific understanding of the full complexity of the brain.
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April 2, 2014

On the first anniversary of President Obama's BRAIN Initiative announcement, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has launched a new portal at NSF.gov/brain dedicated to the agency's brain research-related funding opportunities and news.

"NSF-supported researchers explore the brain from all angles--from atoms to thoughts and behavior--resulting in some of the greatest neuroscience breakthroughs in our lifetime," said NSF Deputy Director Cora Marrett. "While NSF is committed to supporting brain research across disciplines and scales, we are equally committed to effective communication of these efforts and opportunities."

NSF funds potentially transformative, fundamental brain research across all areas of science and engineering. The Understanding the Brain portal allows visitors to find NSF brain-related information in one place.

The website also includes NSF's specific thematic research areas for the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, the latest funding and event announcements and a list of core programs that support neuroscience research, as well as public-facing articles and videos about new findings.

Also, visit the NSF BRAIN YouTube channel for more videos.

-NSF-

Media Contacts
Sarah Bates, NSF, (703) 292-7738, sabates@nsf.gov
Lily Whiteman, NSF, (703) 292-8070, lwhitema@nsf.gov

Related Websites
Understanding the Brain homepage: http://www.nsf.gov/brain

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2015, its budget is $7.3 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 48,000 competitive proposals for funding, and makes about 11,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

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