BRAIN Initiative Project Is Here With $100 Million Budget for 2014

BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) is here as the White House launched with the budget of $100 Million in the year 2014 from the three major US funding agencies National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

In addition to the govt funding agencies, BRAIN initiative is keen to involve other players and roped in ofoundations to fund the project. The Allen Institute for Brain Science will be supporting $60 million annually, the Kavli Foundation plans to support $4 million per year for ten years. And the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies will also contribute funding towards the initiative.

Learn more about the BRAIN Initiative from

  1. Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative
  2. Fact Sheet: BRAIN Initiative
  3. BRAIN Initiative Challenges Researchers to Unlock Mysteries of Human Mind
  4. Remarks by the President on the BRAIN Initiative and American Innovation

Watch the YouTube video of Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health highlighting the BRAIN Initiative project.

Watch the YouTube Video “Open for Questions”, where Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation in the Office of Science and Technology Policy; Dr. Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health; and Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency answer questions about the BRAIN Initiative.

BRAIN Initiative Infographic

BRAIN Initiative Infographic

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