NSF BRAIN Initiative
On April 2, 2013, the White House announced an initiative called Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN), which includes the participation of the National Science Foundation (NSF), to support and coordinate research on how the brain functions over an organism's lifespan. This multiagency Initiative is led by NSF along with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and includes private partners. It holds great promise for addressing fundamental questions about healthy brain function, advancing treatments for brain disorders or traumatic brain injury, and for generating brain-inspired "smart" technologies to meet our future needs as a society. Learn more at NSF.gov.