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Monday, 21 April

"Dendritic patterning in brainstem binaural auditory neurons: what we've learned about dendritic plasticity and what we may learn about autism"

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Graduate Program in Neurobiology & Behavior presents Edwin W. Rubel, PhD Virginia Merrill Bloedel Professor of Hearing Science, Departments of Otolaryngology-HNS and Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington

Wednesday, 23 April

"Does Power Corrupt? Or Does Power Buffer Stress -- For Better and For Worse?"

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Psychology Colloquium Dana R. Carney, PhD Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California - Berkeley

Thursday, 24 April

"Are you only Using 75% of your Brain? New Roles for the Extracellular Matrix in GABA Signaling and Seizures"

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Department of Neurology Grand Rounds Kevin J. Staley, M.D., Neurologist and Chief, Pediatric Neurology Service Massachusetts General Hospital

UW Autism Center Open House

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
UW Autism Center Open House, April 24, 4:30-7:00pm RSVP with David Houk ( by April 18

Friday, 25 April

NIMH Funding: Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic or Translational Mental Health Research (P50)

All day
The institute seeks teams of researchers working at different levels of analysis and employing integrative, novel, and creative experimental approaches to address high-risk, high-impact questions with the primary objective of: (a) advancing the state of the science in brain and behavior research that will ultimately provide the foundation for understanding mental disorders; (b) supporting the integration and translation of basic and clinical neuroscience research on severe mental illnesses; and/or (c) advancing our understanding of the neurobehavioral developmental mechanisms and trajectories of psychopathology that begin in childhood and adolescence.

Research Coordinator Networking & Education Day

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Institute or Translational Health Science NED is a free half-day professional development conference designed to promote learning, career development, and networking for clinical research coordinators working at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center sites. Registration Required:

Monday, 28 April

NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (R25)

All day
Letter of Intent: April 28, 2014 Full Proposal: March 28, 2014, 5pm local time The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NIH Blueprint R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences, Courses for Skills Development, and Mentoring Activities. The fully integrated research experiences, courses for skills development, and mentoring activities should prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences to enter Ph.D. degree programs in the neurosciences. To accomplish this goal, this initiative will provide institutional awards to develop neuroscience research education programs consisting of collaborative partnerships integrated across different educational institution types. Each collaborative research education partnership must have the following components: a) a research-intensive institution that has an established neuroscience or neuroscience-related program, b) partnership between institution(s) that have a substantial enrollment of undergraduates from populations nationally underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, c) integrated curriculum/academic enhancement and research training activities designed to increase participants' preparation to enter doctoral programs in the neurosciences, and d) well-described plans to provide early communication and interaction between participating students and graduate neuroscience programs across the country.

"Epigenetic Mechanisms in Neurodegeneration"

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Neurobiology and Behavior Seminar Series Li-Huei Tsai, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience, Director of Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wednesday, 30 April

Faculty Opportunity: Tenure-Track Neurobiology & Behavior Faculty

All day
Recruitment in the area of Systems Neuroscience in Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Stony Brook University. Individuals with interests in theoretical and/or experimental approaches are invited to apply. Candidates using either vertebrate or invertebrate model systems will be considered.

"Money and Happiness, Giving and Getting"

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Psychology Colloquium Michael Norton, PhD Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Thursday, 1 May

Application deadline: Neurotechnologies for Analysis of Neural Dynamics (NAND)

All day
New intensive 4-week summer course, Neurotechnologies for Analysis of Neural Dynamics (NAND) designed to introduce physicists, mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists to the major questions and techniques of modern neuroscience, with a special emphasis in both lecture and laboratory components on neurotechnologies, ranging from large scale electrode and optical recording (and optogenetic stimulation) to mathematical analysis of neural dynamics within the datasets produced by these methods.

Funding Opportunity: Scientific Innovations Award (SIA)

All day
Submission: May 1, 2014 Brain Research Foundation invites eligible US institutions to nominate one senior faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent for the Scientific Innovations Award (SIA). The Brain Research Foundation's Annual Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators. Limited

Friday, 2 May

Abstract Deadline: Resting State / Brain Connectivity

All day
Registration: Wednesday June 25th, 2014 Conference: September 11-13, 2014 (Boston, MA)

Monday, 5 May

Clinical Studies of Mental Illness Not Involving Treatment Development, Efficacy, or Effectiveness Trials (Collaborative R01)

All day
Letter of Intent: May 5, 2014 Full Proposal: Standard Dates Apply, 5pm This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to support collaborative clinical studies, not involving treatment development, efficacy, or effectiveness trials. Primary areas of focus include mental health genetics, biomarker studies, and studies of mental illnesses (e.g. psychopathology, neurodevelopmental trajectories of psychopathology). Applicants should respond to this FOA when two or more sites are needed to complete the study. Accordingly, the collaborating studies share a specific protocol across the sites and are organized as such in order to increase sample size, accelerate recruitment, or increase sample diversity and representation. In studies with a large number of sites, it is expected that one site will be submitted as a coordinating site for data management and/or other centralized administration. For a linked set of collaborative R01s, each site has its own Program Director/Principal Investigator and the program provides a mechanism for cross-site coordination, quality control, database management, statistical analysis, and reporting.

Friday, 9 May

Funding Opportunity: Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) (R25)

All day
Letter of Intent: May 9, 2014 Application: June 9, 2014

Wednesday, 14 May

International Meeting for Autism Research

All day

Thursday, 15 May

"Working with the Press"

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Career Development Seminar Series Joanne Silberner, MS Joanne will present valuable tips on how to best work with the press when reporting findings in your research. Free, RSVP:

Tuesday, 20 May

Course: Introduction to Neuroinformatics

All day
Application deadline is 5/20/2014 Event: August 22-23 INCF short course (Introduction to Neuroinformatics) in Leiden, Netherlands

NSF Research Traineeship program

All day
Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (optional) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): May 20, 2014 Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): June 24, 2014 The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program initially has one priority research theme - Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE); in addition, proposals are encouraged on any other crosscutting, interdisciplinary theme. In either case, proposals should identify the alignment of project research themes with national research priorities and the need for innovative approaches to train graduate students in those areas. NRT projects should develop evidence-based, sustainable approaches and practices that substantially improve STEM graduate education for NRT trainees and for STEM graduate students broadly at an institution. Proposals accordingly are expected to describe how institutions will support the continuation and institutional-level scaling of effective training elements after award closure.

Friday, 23 May

Funding Opportunity: Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30)

All day
Letter of Intent: May 23, 2014 Application Deadline: June 24, 2014, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Funding Opportunity: High Impact Neuroscience Research Resource Grants (R24)

All day
Letter of Intent: May 23, 2014 Full Proposal: June 23, 2014, 5pm This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports high impact efforts to make resources available to neuroscience researchers. Projects should engage in one or more of the following activities: propagation of cutting edge reagents or techniques, dissemination of resources to new user groups, or innovative approaches to increase the scale/efficiency of resource production and delivery. Applications focused on technology or software development are not responsive to this FOA, as the focus is on dissemination or provision of resources. Use of existing technologies to develop new reagents or genetic lines of clear value may be appropriate. Projects should address compelling needs of broad communities of neuroscience researchers or should offer unique services that otherwise would be unavailable. Projects must support the NINDS mission.

Saturday, 24 May

Funding Opportunity: Brain Somatic Mosaicism and its Role in Psychiatric Disorders (Collaborative U01)

All day
NIMH Letter of Intent: May 24 Application: June 24, 5pm

Sunday, 1 June

Registration deadline: NODE #1: The Virtual Brain Workshop, Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)

All day

Sunday, 22 June

ISMRM Workshop on Functional MRI: Emerging Techniques & New Interpretations

All day
Charleston, SC, USA

Monday, 23 June

Summer Institute in Statistics for Clinical Research (SISCR 2014)

All day
Department of Biostatistics Contact: SISCR consists of a series of half-day, one-day and one-and-a-half day workshops conducted by experts in the field and designed to introduce participants to modern issues in the design and conduct of clinical trials and the statistical analysis of clinical trial data.