Kavli Foundation

The Kavli Foundation is continuing its support for the goals of the BRAIN Initiative and for innovative brain research.

Consistent with its commitment in 2013, Kavli and its University Partners have commited $100 Million to brain research by forming three new Kavli Institutes in addition to supporting its existing four institutes.

The Kavli Foundation, based in Oxnard, California, is dedicated to the goals of advancing science for the benefit of humanity and promoting increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work.

Kavli and The BRAIN Initiative

The Kavli Foundation is continuing its support for the goals of the BRAIN Initiative and for innovative brain research. Consistent with its commitment in 2013, Kavli and its University Partners have commited $100 Million to brain research by forming three new Kavli Institutes in addition to supporting its existing four institutes.

The Kavli Foundation, based in Oxnard, California, is dedicated to the goals of advancing science for the benefit of humanity and promoting increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work.

Partners & The BRAIN Initiative

In addition to the National Institute of Health's 10 Institutes and other programs spearheading the BRAIN Initiative, numerous other Federal agencies, companies, universities, private research centers, and universities are participating.

Over $300 million has been pledged to support the BRAIN Initiative. The five participating federal agencies are NIH, NSF, DARPA, FDA and IARPA. Major non-governmental commitments have come from numerous participants including the original private sector partners - Allen Institute, HHMI, and Kavli Foundation.

HHMI and The BRAIN Initiative

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) invested more than $70 million to support the goals of the BRAIN Initiative during the past year, and plans a similar level of commitment in 2015.

HHMI supports the BRAIN Initiative at its Janelia Research Campus and in the laboratories of HHMI Investigators at universities throughout the United States. This investment has been focused on developing new imaging technologies and understanding how information is stored and processed in neural networks.

Simons Foundation & The BRAIN Initiative

The Simons Foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences. We sponsor a range of programs that aim to promote a deeper understanding of our world.

The Life Sciences division launched the Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain in Spring 2014. The collaboration supports projects that use new technologies to record the activity of large neural populations at single-cell resolution.

Allen Institute and The BRAIN Initiative

Allen Institute's mission is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. Allen has been a major catalyst and facilitator of The BRAIN Initiative.

Launched in 2003 with a seed contribution from founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, the Allen Institute takes on large-scale initiatives designed to push brain research forward, enabling the global scientific community to more efficiently make discoveries that bring real-world utility.

Australia and the BRAIN Initiative

The NIH and NHMRC have agreed to cooperate in the BRAIN Initiative involving Australian and U.S. scientists. NIH has now released the Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for BRAIN Initiative: Foundations of Non-Invasive Human Brain Imaging and Neuro-Recording Techniques (R01) and Participation by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.

The NIH’s Notice of Intent on August, 7, 2015 can be found on the National Institutes of Health website. More information is expected in September 2015 - watch Research Tracker.

Google and The BRAIN Initiative

Google engineers are building tools and developing infrastructure to analyze petabytescale datasets generated by the BRAIN Initiative.

Google is working closely with the Allen Institute to develop scalable computational solutions to advance scientific understanding of the brain and with Janelia Research and several academic partners. Google is building the software tools and supporting infrastructure needed to analyze the datasets generated by the BRAIN Initiative to better understand the brain’s computational circuitry and the neural basis for human cognition.

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