Research Development is organizing a brainstorming/strategy meeting with Vice
Chancellor for Research Mike Witherell, Dean of Science Pierre Wiltzius, and Dean of
Engineering Rod Alferness, regarding our campus response to the recently released
White House BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies)
What: UCSB and the BRAIN Initiative
When: Wednesday, July 24th, 2pm
Where: Henley Board Room, Mosher Alumni House
This initiative goes beyond the boundaries of traditional neuroscience. The BRAIN Initiative seeks to create the tools needed to measure, manipulate, and model the activity, simultaneously, in every neuron in the human brain. Three federal funding agencies are participating in funding this initiative – NSF, NIH, and DARPA. Each of these agencies are formulating plans on how they will solicit projects for funding, and there is the opportunity for UCSB researchers to influence that process. This meeting will describe the current knowledge of the agency plans and offer an opportunity for faculty interested in this initiative to plan to engage with these federal funding agencies before solicitations are released.
If you have questions, please contact Meredith Murr, Director of Research Development, firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephen Kowel, Director of Research Development for Science and Engineering, email@example.com.