BRAIN Initiative FY17 Fact Sheet.pdf

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White House Office of Science and Technology Policy March 2016 Page 1 of 4 Obama Administration Proposes Over $434 Million in Funding for the BRAIN Initiative “Last year, I launched the BRAIN Initiative to help unlock the mysteries of the brain, to improve our treatment of conditions like Alzheimer’s and autism and to deepen our understanding of how we think, learn and remember. I’m pleased to announce new steps that my Administration is taking to support this critical research, and I’m heartened to see so many private, philanthropic, and academic institutions joining this effort.” - President Barack Obama September 2014 Since its launch in April 2013, the President’s BRAIN Initiative ® - Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies – has grown to include investments from five Federal agencies: the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Federal agencies are supporting the initiative by investing in promising research projects aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain, developing novel technologies, and supporting further research and development in neurotechnology. The President’s 2017 Budget also proposes funding for the Department of Energy (DOE) to join DARPA, NIH, NSF, IARPA, and FDA in advancing the goals of the BRAIN Initiative. Major foundations, private research institutions, and companies including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Kavli Foundation, the Simons Foundation, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, as well as patient advocacy organizations and universities, have committed over $500 million to the BRAIN Initiative. There are many opportunities for others across sectors to play a role in this historic initiative through new and expanded commitments to advance the BRAIN Initiative. The President’s 2017 Budget proposes to increase the Federal investment in the BRAIN Initiative from about $300 million in FY 2016 to more than $434 million in FY 2017. Proposed investments by NIH, NSF, DARPA, DOE, IARPA, and FDA are described below. National Institutes of Health (NIH): In FY 2017, the President’s budget calls for NIH to provide an estimated $190 million in funding for the BRAIN Initiative. This investment will support a diverse set of projects with ambitious goals, including efforts towards creating a complete accounting of the cellular components of brain circuits in various vertebrate species; creation of tools and infrastructure to address big data from these cell census projects; developing breakthrough neuroimaging technologies to study human brain function; and support for broad research teams to understand how patterns of neural activity at multiple spatial and temporal scales that span from local circuits to complex interconnected networks give rise to mental experience and behavior. Together these efforts aim to create a dynamic picture of the brain in action,
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