Help Draw the NIH Neuroscience Blueprint

Once again, the NIH Bluebrint for Neuroscience Research has issued a request for information notice “soliciting ideas from the neuroscience research community on how best to support or accelerate neuroscience research.” That is, what should we be funding.

Though, it’s not like they have a lot of funds to award:

For FY12 and FY13, it is anticipated that limited funding will be available each year (no more than $4 million) while FY14 may provide greater flexibility as several NIH Blueprint projects come to an end.

But … you might as well get your two cents in by addressing these four items:

  1. Identify areas of neuroscience research that could be accelerated by the development of specific research resources or tools.
  2. What are the major opportunities for, and impediments to, advancing neuroscience research?
  3. What are the 2-3 highest priority tools or resources needed to capitalize on the scientific opportunities and overcome obstacles to progress in neuroscience research?
  4. Describe how NIH Blueprint might best facilitate the development of these tools/resources.

Responses to the RFI will be accepted until Friday, September 9, 2011.

1 Comment »

  1. “For FY12 and FY13, it is anticipated that limited funding will be available each year (no more than $4 million)”

    What a fucken joke. The value of collective time and effort the NIH is asking the extramural community to contribute to answering this query is probably greater than the amount of funds available. Save your time and put it towards writing an unsolicited R01.

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