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Funding News - Deep Brain Stimulation

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NINDS invites applications from small businesses to design and develop advanced tools and technologies for deep brain stimulation (DBS). This announcement is made together with 4 other NIH components and is supported by 2 funding mechanisms: R41/R42 and R43/R44.

DBS is used to treat the debilitating symptoms of motor disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. It may offer relief of symptoms in other disorders such as dystonia, Tourette syndrome, and epilepsy. In spite of its clinical success, DBS still has several limitations. The tools and technology produced by this announcement will permit enhanced targeting and delivery of therapeutic stimulation in the brain, ultimately improving the quality of life for DBS patients.

Potential applicants should contact Stephanie Fertig, program analyst, Repair and Plasticity Cluster, NINDS, at 301-451-4669 or For more information visit or