This is a list of funding opportunities within the nEUro-IT.net remit provided by agencies external to the EU.
Programme and Synopsis
National Science Foundation (USA)
The Behavioral Systems thematic area focuses on the
development, function, mechanisms, and evolution of behavior, biological
rhythms, and interactions between organisms including animals, plants, and
microbes. This area supports research on social and reproductive behavior;
behavioral ecology and physiology; neural and hormonal mechanisms of behavior;
immunology of behavior; animal cognition and communication. Behavioral Systems
encompasses physiological responses, chemical communication, and reproductive
consequences of plant interactions with other organisms.
The goal of this program is to support fundamental research and catalyze synergistic science and engineering research and education in several emerging areas of nanoscale science and engineering, including: Active nanostructures, Nanosystems with improved functionality and new architectures, Hierarchical nanomanufacturing; and Long-term societal and educational implications of scientific and technological advances on the nanoscale.
A new funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers is launched to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following two specific research areas: (1) Autonomously Reconfigurable Engineered Systems Enabled by Cyberinfrastructure (ARES-CI) and (2) Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE).
NSF's Division of Information and Intelligent Systems intends to fund
science and engineering research and education projects that develop
new knowledge in the following three core technical areas: Human-Centered
Computing Information Integration and Informatics and Robust Intelligence. In addition to the three core technical areas, IIS will support research in two cross-cutting technical areas: Human-Robot (and/or Agents)
Interaction and Information Privacy and Security.
Neuroscience emphasis seeks highly innovative and interdisciplinary
proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of how the human
brain supports thought, perception, affect, action, social processes,
and other aspects of cognition and behavior, including how such
processes develop and change in the brain and through evolutionary time.
The most exciting and
difficult challenge facing neuroscientists is to understand the
functions of complex neurobiological systems. Collaborations among
computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians,
theoreticians and experimental neuroscientists, are imperative to
advance our understanding of the nervous system and mechanisms
underlying brain disorders. Computational understanding of the nervous
system may also have a significant impact on the theory and design of
This program supports
studies that increase our understanding of cognitive, linguistic,
social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and
Supports research on perception, action and cognition
including the development of these capacities. Emphasis is on research
strongly grounded in theory. Research topics include vision, audition,
haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse,
motor control, and developmental issues in all topic areas.
This solicitation invites submission of research
proposals for projects that advance the mathematical or statistical
foundations of research in the social, behavioral, or economic
sciences. The resulting research is expected both to further
understanding of social and/or behavioral science phenomena and to
address a topic of interest to the mathematical sciences.
This program focuses on advancing the state of the art in
Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. The program supports
research and related education activities fundamental to the
development of computer systems capable of performing a broad variety
of intelligent tasks, and to the development of computational models of
intelligent behavior across the spectrum of human intelligence.
The Dana Foundation's
imaging research program focuses on improving human brain and immune
system functioning in health and disease. The program consists of two
tracks. Track A is for conventional systems imaging. Track B is for the
evolving field of cellular and molecular imaging of the biochemical
actions of specific brain cells, immune cells, or their interactions.
James S. McDonnell Foundation (USA)
The Bridging Brain, Mind,
and Behavior Program supports inter-disciplinary research spanning the
different levels of analysis required to answer questions linking
neurobiology, cognition, and behavior.
National Institutes of Health (USA)
This funding opportunity
announcementsolicits Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant
applications that propose research and development of probes useful in imaging
the structure and function of the brain and other parts of the nervous system,
with award duration and amounts greater than those routinely allowed under the
Interdisciplinary Center Core Grants will support centralized resources
and facilities shared by neuroscience investigators.
This initiative is
intended to support research leading to new ways for high resolution
imaging of the neural activity that is reflected in
The purpose of this PA is
to identify research opportunities that may help to bridge the gap in
understanding how immune cells and their mediators affect brain
development, function and behaviors related to cognition and mood.
The purpose of these
Centers is to support collaborative, hypothesis-driven basic research
activities that will extend the most cutting-edge theories and
approaches in basic behavioral science to incorporate current
approaches in neuroscience.
The purpose of this FOA
is to invite applications by small businesses for the commercial
development of technologies for high throughput data acquisition and
analysis that could aid the research fields of basic behavioral science
The purpose of this
program is to advance the NINDS mission to promote understanding and
treatment of neurological disorders by providing core research
facilities that are not otherwise available.
We request research grant applications to study neuroimmune molecules and
mechanisms involved in regulating normal and pathological central nervous system
The mission of the Computer Vision program is to provide opportunities to
develop novel ideas into projects that have the potential to lead to
advanced visual perception and intelligent systems. The Computer Vision
program supports fundamental research and related education activities
in computer vision.
National Institutes of Health (USA) and
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The purpose of this RFA is to stimulate
investigations of the cognitive/behavioral processes and neurobiological
mechanisms of social behavior relevant to alcohol and drug abuse (NIDA/NIAAA)
and decision making and judgment over the life course (NIA). Clinical and
preclinical research will be supported by this initiative.
Department of Defense (USA)
The main goal of the
program is to develop and evaluate psychologically-based and
neurobiologically-based theories, design principles, and architectures
of human cognition. In a subsequent phase, the program has the ultimate
goal of implementing and evaluating computational models of human
cognition that could eventually be used to simulate human behavior and
approach human cognitive performance in a wide range of situations.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (USA)
The Defense Research
Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA) is interested in receiving innovative
proposals to conduct research and development on neuroscience-based
tools to aid intelligence analysts. The vision for the Neurotechnology
for Intelligence Analysts (NIA) program is to revolutionize the way
that analysts handle intelligence imagery, increasing both the
throughput of imagery to the analyst and accuracy of their
Precarn is seeking
proposals from teams led by companies to conduct research and
development in intelligent systems technologies that result in a
prototype demonstrated in a user setting. For this round of
funding, Precarn has instituted a new policy to encourage submissions
from new applicants.