Grand Challenges

The Blueprint Grand Challenges were launched in 2009 to catalyze research that has the potential to transform our basic understanding of the brain and our approaches to treating brain disorders.

Funding Opportunities

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The Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network
The Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN) offers funding and no-cost access to drug discovery and development contractors and consultants to help neuroscientists advance new drug candidates into the clinic. Notices for the next round of applications, general and SBIR, have been released. The applications will be solicited in the summer of 2014.

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The ENDURE Initiative
The .Blueprint Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (ENDURE) program encourages and prepares undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to enter Ph.D. degree programs in the neurosciences. This initiative will provide institutional awards to develop neuroscience research education programs across different educational institution types.

Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) search maze Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF)
Did you know that you can use the Neuroscience Information Framework (NIF) to conduct a simultaneous search of grants and funding opportunities indexed by NIH Reporter, and ResearchCrossroads?