This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports efforts to disseminate resources and to integrate them into neuroscience research practice.
Projects should be highly relevant to specific goals of the BRAIN Initiative, goals that are described in the planning document "BRAIN 2025:
Scientific Vision." They should engage in one or more of the following activities:
distribution of tools and reagents; user training on the usage of new technologies or techniques; providing access to existing technology platforms and specialized facilities; minor improvements to increase the scale/efficiency of resource production and delivery; minor adaptations to meet the needs of a user community.
Applications strictly focused on technology or software development, rather than dissemination of an existing resource, are not responsive to this FOA.
Refinements to microscopes or tools necessary to customize them to the experimental needs of the end users is allowed.
Projects should address compelling needs of neuroscience researchers working toward the goals of the BRAIN 2025 report that are otherwise unavailable or impractical in their current form.