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Funding News - Tools for Monitoring and Manipulating Nervous System Plasticity

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NINDS requests applications to develop probes and instruments for monitoring and manipulating nervous system plasticity.  This announcement is made together with 15 other NIH components and is supported by 2 funding mechanisms:  R01 and R43/R44.  It also is affiliated with the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research.

The Blueprint is a framework to enhance cooperative activities among the 16 NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices that support research on the nervous system.

Neuroplasticity, the ability to change signaling connections and function in response to endogenous or environmental events, is a key feature of the nervous system.  It is a foundation for myriad neural processes that occur during development, adulthood, and aging—including events as diverse as memory, sensory perception, reward and motivation, and autonomic homeostasis.  This announcement calls for projects to develop probes, instruments, and other tools for understanding, monitoring, and manipulating nervous system plasticity.

Letters of Intent Receipt Date:  August 16, 2008
Application Receipt Date:  September 16, 2008

Potential applicants should contact Dr. Randall Stewart, Program Director, Channels, Synapses, and Circuits Cluster, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-1917; email:  stewartr@ninds.nih.gov.  For a more detailed description of this announcement, visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-09-030.html or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-146.html.