The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. Research and discovery in fundamental neuroscience (FN) are the foundations of achieving that mission. A more complete understanding of the development, the structure, and the function of the normal nervous system will benefit the entire neuroscience community.
For well over a century, discoveries in basic neuroscience research have been the basis for our understanding of the nervous system and the foundation for developing treatments for neurological disorders. Insights into fundamental neuroscience (FN) have advanced at an ever-faster pace in the 21st century, with remarkable novel discoveries in areas ranging from subcellular mechanisms of action to whole brain activities. FN generates key insights, drives innovation, and underlies many therapeutic breakthroughs that benefit humanity.
A Request for Information (RFI) on Advancing Research in Fundamental Neuroscience
Please consider submitting suggestions and comments via this RFI to help the NINDS best support fundamental neuroscience.
Do you have a cool image related to FN that you would like share?
If so, please include your image with the following information and submit to: FN@ninds.nih.gov
- Your name
- Description of image
- Credit of image
NOTE: Image should be in a jpg, jpeg, gif, png or pdf format.
Resources and Tools:
Resources available to neuroscience researchers interested in utilizing animals as models for nervous system function.
The resources listed below are for gene expression-related information relevant to neuroscience research.
NINDS supports and performs a broad array of rigorous and important neuroscience research from fundamental studies of basic nervous system function to studies to improve treatments and prevent neurological disorders.
Current NINDS funding guidelines and payline.
The Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative is aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.
Neuroscience trainees are taken through the life cycle of a grant from idea to award at NINDS with the people who make it happen.
Please reach out to individual Program Directors or Program Managers for more information about specific opportunities or visit Find Your Program Director to learn more.