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Neuroscience Research Funding Contacts in the Federal Government 2015

Neuroscience Research Funding Contacts in the Federal Government 2015

An informal compendium of names and contact information for over 400 research grant and scientific review officers in 35 organizational units
Volume 25
October 2015
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NIH Invests $85 Million for BRAIN Initiative Research
New round of projects for visualizing the brain in action
Source: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2015/nih-01.htm 

The National Institutes of Health announced its second wave of grants to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, bringing the NIH investment to $85 million in fiscal year 2015.

Sixty-seven new awards, totaling more than $38 million, will go to 131 investigators working at 125 institutions in the U.S. and eight other countries, thus expanding NIH’s efforts to develop new tools and technologies to understand neural circuit function and capture a dynamic view of the brain in action. Projects include proposals to develop soft self-driving electrodes, ultrasound methods for measuring brain activity and the use of deep brain stimulation to treat traumatic brain injuries.

In 2014, President Obama launched the BRAIN Initiative as a large-scale effort to equip researchers with fundamental insights necessary for treating a wide variety of brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. These new tools and this deeper understanding will ultimately catalyze new treatments and cures for devastating brain disorders and diseases that are estimated by the World Health Organization to affect more than one billion people worldwide.

Planning for the NIH component of the BRAIN initiative is guided by the long-term scientific plan, “BRAIN 2025: A Scientific Vision” that details seven high priority research areas. Last year the NIH awarded $46 million to BRAIN Initiative research.

For a list of the new grants and more information about the BRAIN Initiative, please visit: www.braininitiative.nih.gov .

Table of Contents
Acronym Institute URL Page Number
Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health http://www.nimh.nih.gov 1
NINDS National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov  3
NEI National Eye Institute http://www.nei.nih.gov  4
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse http://www.drugabuse.gov  5
NIA National Institute on Aging http://www.nia.nih.gov  7
NHGRI National Human Genome Research Institute http://www.genome.gov  8
NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism http://www.niaaa.nih.gov  8
NIDCD National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders http://www.nidcd.nih.gov  8
NIBIB National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering http://www.nibib.nih.gov  8
NICHD Eunice K. Shriver National Inst. of Child Health & Human Development http://www.nichd.nih.gov  9
NIDCR National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research http://www.nidcr.nih.gov  10
NINR National Institute of Nursing Research http://www.ninr.nih.gov  10
NIGMS National Institute of General Medical Sciences http://www.nigms.nih.gov  10
NHLBI National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov  11
NIDDK National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases http://www.niddk.nih.gov  11
NIEHS National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences http://www.niehs.nih.gov  11
NCCIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health http://www.nccih.nih.gov  11
FIC Fogarty International Center http://www.fic.nih.gov  12
NIMHD National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities http://www.nimhd.nih.gov  12
Independent Agency
NSF National Science Foundation http://www.nsf.gov  13
Department of Defense Neuroscience Funding Organizations
AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research http://www.wpafb.af.mil/afrl/afosr/  13
ARO Army Research Office http://www.aro.army.mil  13
ARI Army Research Institute http://www.ari.army.mil  14
ARL Army Research Laboratory http://www.arl.army.mil  14
ONR Office of Naval Research http://www.onr.navy.mil  14
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency http://www.darpa.mil  14
IARPA Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity http://www.iarpa.gov  14
Private Foundations
The Burroughs-Wellcome, Dana, Hughes, Kavli, Keck, Moore and Swartz Foundations 15
The Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health
CSR Scientific Review Officers of Integrated Review Groups http://public.csr.nih.gov/studysections  16
National Institutes of Health Grant Tutorial Websites
TUTORIALS Information, Tips, Requirements and Submission Information for Research and SBIR applications 18
Pre- and Postdoctoral Training Officers at the National Institutes of Health
TRAINING Training Contacts at the NIH http://grants.nih.gov/training/joint_predoc/jointpredoc.htm  19
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMH)

The Neuroscience Center
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852)

Division of Neuroscience & Basic Behavioral Science

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Linda S. Brady, Ph.D. Division Director (301) 443-3563 lbrady@mail.nih.gov
Susan E. Koester, Ph.D. Deputy Division Director (301) 443-3563 koesters@mail.nih.gov
Margaret C. Grabb, Ph.D. SBIR and STTR Programs (301) 443-3563 mgrabb@mail.nih.gov
Enrique L. Michelotti, Ph.D. Medical Chemistry (301) 443-5415 michelottiel@mail.nih.gov
Yong Yao, Ph.D. Assay Development, NIH Common Fund Single Cell Analysis,
Illuminating the Druggable Genome
(301) 443-6102 yyao@mail.nih.gov

Behavioral Science and Integrative Neuroscience Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Aleksandra Vicentic, Ph.D. Branch Chief; Reg & Sys Neuroscience (301) 443-1576 vicentica@mail.nih.gov
Bettina D. Osborn, Ph.D. Substrates of Memory and Learning (301) 443-1576 osbornb@mail.nih.gov
Andrew F. Rossi, Ph.D. Executive Functions; Theoretical & Computational Neurosci (301) 443-1576 rossia@mail.nih.gov
Janine M. Simmons, M.D., Ph.D. Affect, Social Behav & Social Cognition (301) 443-1576 simmonsj@mail.nih.gov

Molecular, Cellular and Genomic Neuroscience Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Lois M. Winsky, Ph.D. Branch Chief; Psychopharmacology (301) 443-5288 lwinsky@mail.nih.gov
Chiiko Asanuma, Ph.D. Signal Transduction (301) 443-5288 casanuma@mail.nih.gov
Andrea C. Beckel-Mitchener, Ph.D. Functional Neurogenomics (301) 443-5288 amitchen@mail.nih.gov
Linda S. Brady, Ph.D. Drug Discovery & Clinical Therapeutics (301) 443-3563 lbrady@mail.nih.gov
Nancy L Desmond, Ph.D. Neuroendocrinology & Neuroimmunology (301) 443-3107 ndesmond@mail.nih.gov
Jamie D. Driscoll, B.A. Molecular Pharmacology (301) 443-5288 jdrisco1@mail.nih.gov
Laurie S. Nadler, Ph.D. Neuropharmacology (301) 443-5288 lnadler@mail.nih.gov
David M. Panchision, Ph.D. Developmental Neurobiology (301) 443-5288 panchisiond@mail.nih.gov

Genomics Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Anjené M. Addington, Ph.D. Acting Branch Chief; Genetic Basis of Mental Disorders,
and Genetics & Genomics Research Prgms
(301) 443-9869 anjene.addington@nih.gov
Geetha Senthil, Ph.D. Translational Genomics Program (301) 443-9869 senthilgs@mail.nih.gov

Office of Research Training and Career Development

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Nancy L Desmond, Ph.D. Office Director, Career & Individual Fellowship Awards (301) 443-3107 ndesmond@mail.nih.gov

Division of Translational Research

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Holly Lisanby, M.D. Director (301) 443-3673 sarah.lisanby@nih.gov
Kathleen C. Anderson, Ph.D. Deputy Director (301) 443-5944 kanders1@mail.nih.gov

Traumatic Stress Disorders Research Program

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Farris K. Tuma, Sc.D Program Chief (301) 443-3648 ftuma@mail.nih.gov
Susan E. Borja, Ph.D. Dimensional Measurement & Intervention (301) 443-3648 susan.borja@nih.gov

Geriatrics and Aging Processes Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
George T. Niederehe, Ph.D. Branch Chief; Geriatric Trans Behav Sci (301) 443-1369 gniedere@nih.gov
Jovier D. Evans, Ph.D. Geriatric Translational Neuroscience (301) 443-6328 jevans1@mail.nih.gov

Clinical Neuroscience Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Steven J. Zalcman, M.D. Branch Chief; Clinical Neurosci Centers (301) 443-1692 szalcman@mail.nih.gov
Mark R. Chavez, Ph.D. Side Effects of Psychiatric Therapeutics (301) 443-8942 mchavez1@mail.nih.gov
Mi S. Hillefors, M.D., Ph.D. Experimental Therapeutics (301) 443-1692 mi.hillefors@nih.gov
Kristina A. McLinden, Ph.D. Experimental Therapeutics (301) 443-3187 mclindenka@mail.nih.gov
Douglas L. Meinecke, Ph.D. Molecular & Cellular Psychopathology;
Neural Systems Psychopathology
(301) 443-1692 dmeineck@mail.nih.gov
Judith M. Rumsey, Ph.D. Brain Imaging Clinical Research (301) 443-9264 jrumsey@mail.nih.gov

Adult Psychopathology and Psychosocial Intervention Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Mark R. Chavez, Ph.D. Eating Disorders (301) 443-8942 mchavez1@mail.nih.gov
Peter R. Muehrer, Ph.D. Mood and Sleep Disorders (301) 443-4708 pmuehrer@mail.nih.gov

Neurobehavioral Mechanisms of Mental Disorders Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Ann E. Wagner, Ph.D. Branch Chief; Novel Mechanism-Based
Interventions for Mental Disorders
(301) 443-5944 awagner@mail.nih.gov
Frank R. Avenilla, Ph.D. Autism Spectrum Disorders (301) 443-3830 avenillaf@mail.nih.gov
Stacia R. Friedman-Hill, Ph.D. Mechanisms of Cognitive Dysfunction (301) 443-8458 friedmans@mail.nih.gov
Marjorie A. Garvey, MB, BCh. Mech Biobehavioral & Mood Dysregulation;
Mech Sens Percept & Motor Dysfunct
(301) 443-4491 garveym@mail.nih.gov
Lisa Gilotty, Ph.D. Autism Spectrum Disorders (301) 443-3825 gilottyl@mail.nih.gov
Margaret C. Grabb, Ph.D. Molec Proc, Biomarkers, Novel Pharmaceutical Agents;
SBIR &STTR Programs
(301) 443-3563 mgrabb@mail.nih.gov

Developmental Trajectories of Mental Disorders Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Shelli A. Avenevoli, Ph.D. Branch Chief; Trajectories of Mood Dysregulation;
Prevention and Treatment Trials
(301) 443-8316 avenevos@mail.nih.gov
Stacia R. Friedman-Hill, Ph.D. Trajectories of Neurocognitive Function (301) 443-8458 friedmans@mail.nih.gov
Holly Ann Garriock, Ph.D. Trajectories of Depression, Suicidality, and Emotion Regulation;
Anxiety, Fear, and Trauma
(301) 443-9230 garriockha@mail.nih.gov
Julia L. Zehr, Ph.D. Trajectories of Behavioral Dysregulation;
Integrative Studies of Biol & Behav
(301) 443-1617 zehrj@mail.nih.gov

Research Training and Career Development Program

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Mark R. Chavez, Ph.D. Associate Director, Adult (301) 443-8942 mchavez1@mail.nih.gov
Kristina A. McLinden, Ph.D. LRP, Mentored Ks and Fellowship Awards (301) 443-3187 mclindenka@mail.nih.gov
Christopher S. Sarampote, Ph.D. Associate Director, Development (301) 443-1959 csarampo@mail.nih.gov

Office of Genomics Research Coordination

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Thomas Lehner, Ph.D. Office Director (301) 443-9869 tlehner@mail.nih.gov
Anjené M. Addington, Ph.D. Program Officer (301) 443-9869 anjene.addington@nih.gov
Geetha Senthil, Ph.D. Program Officer (301) 443-9869 senthilgs@mail.nih.gov

Office of Technology Development and Coordination

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Gregory K. Farber, Ph.D. Office Director (301) 435-0778 farberg@mail.nih.gov
Michelle P. Freund, Ph.D. Neurotechnology & Molec Biotechnology (301) 443-1815 freundm@mail.nih.gov
Fred Friedman, Ph.D. Health Science Administrator (301) 443-4028 ffriedma@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE (NINDS)

The Neuroscience Center
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852)

Division of Extramural Research

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Robert Finkelstein, Ph.D. Associate Director (301) 496-9248 finkelsr@ninds.nih.gov
David F. Owens, Ph.D. Acting Deputy Director (301) 496-1447 owensd@ninds.nih.gov

Channels, Synapses and Circuits Cluster

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Brandy E. Fureman, Ph.D. Epilepsy (301) 496-1917 furemanb@ninds.nih.gov
Shai D. Silberberg, Ph.D. Ion Channel Physiology and Biophysics (301) 496-1917 silberbs@ninds.nih.gov
Randall R. Stewart, Ph.D. Channels, Synapses and Circuits (301) 496-1917 stewartr@ninds.nih.gov
Edmund (Ned) Talley, Ph.D. BRAIN Initiative (301) 496-1917 edmund.talley@nih.gov
Vicky R. Whittemore, Ph.D. Basic Mechanisms in Epilepsy (301) 496-1917 whittemorevr@mail.nih.gov

Neural Environment Cluster

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Francesca Bosetti, Ph.D. Ischemic Stroke, Blood-Brain Barrier (301) 496-1431 francesca.bosetti@nih.gov
Jane W. Fountain, Ph.D. Brain Tumors (301) 496-1431 fountai@ninds.nih.gov
James I. Koenig, Ph.D. Hemorrhagic Stroke, Pediatric Hypox/Isch. (301) 496-1431 jim.koenig@ninds.nih.gov
Ursula Utz, Ph.D. Multiple Sclerosis (301) 496-1431 utzu@ninds.nih.gov
May Tze Wong, Ph.D. NeuroAIDS, Prions, Neurovirology (301) 496-1431 wongm@mail.nih.gov

Neurodegeneration Cluster

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Roderick A. Corriveau, Ph.D. Alzheimer’s Disease; Vascular Dementia (301) 496-5680 corriveaura@ninds.nih.gov
Amelie K. Gubitz, Ph.D. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (301) 496-5680 gubitza@ninds.nih.gov
Daniel Miller, Ph.D. Huntington’s Disease; Neuromuscular Junction Biology (301) 496-5680 sieberb@ninds.nih.gov
Beth-Anne Sieber, Ph.D. Parkinson’s Disease, Dystonia (301) 496-5680 sieberb@ninds.nih.gov
Margaret L. Sutherland, Ph.D. Huntington’s & Parkinson’s Diseases (301) 496-5680 sutherlandm@ninds.nih.gov

Neurogenetics Cluster

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Katrina A. Gwinn, M.D. Neurogenetics, Neurodegeneration (301) 496-5745 gwinnk@mail.nih.gov
Laura A. Mamounas, Ph.D. Neurotroph Fctrs, Neurodevelop Dsrdrs (301) 496-5745 mamounas@ninds.nih.gov
Jill A. Morris, Ph.D. Glial Biology, Lysosomal Storage Disorders,
Leukodystrophies and NF
(301) 496-5745 jill.morris@nih.gov
Glen H. Nuckolls, Ph.D. Neuromuscular, Dystrophies, SMA (301) 496-5747 glen.nuckolls@nih.gov
Robert D. Riddle, Ph.D. Neural Development, Animal Models (301) 496-5745 riddler@ninds.nih.gov

Repair and Plasticity Cluster

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Patrick S. Bellgowan, Ph.D. Traumatic Brain Injury. neuroimaging (301) 496-1447 patrick.frostbellgowan@nih.gov
Lyn B. Jakeman, Ph.D. Spinal Cord & PNS Injury & Regeneration (301) 496-1447 lyn.jakeman@nih.gov
Timothy M. Lavaute, Ph.D. Stem Cells; Neurogenesis (301) 496-3765 lavautetm@mail.nih.gov

Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Debra J. Babcock, M.D., Ph.D. Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (301) 496-9964 dbabcock@mail.nih.gov
Daofen Chen, Ph.D. Sensory-Motor Integration, Rehabilitation (301) 496-6858 chend@ninds.nih.gov
James W. Gnadt, Ph.D. Systems Neurosci, Neurotech Develop (301) 496-9964 gnadtjw@mail.nih.gov
Yejun (Janet) He, Ph.D. Sleep, Circadian Rhythms (301) 496-9964 hey@ninds.nih.gov
Michael L. Oshinsky, Ph.D. Neuropathic Pain (301) 496-9964 michael.oshinsky@nih.gov

Office of Training, Career Development and Workforce Diversity

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Stephen J. Korn, Ph.D. Office Chief (301) 496-4188 korns@ninds.nih.gov
Michelle D. Jones-London, Ph.D. Diversity Training Programs (301) 496-4188 jonesmiche@ninds.nih.gov

Office of International Activities

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Claudia S. Moy, Ph.D. Acting Director (301) 496-9135 moyc@ninds.nih.gov

Office of Clinical Research

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
D. Elizabeth McNeil, M.D. Acting Associate Director (301) 496-9135 mcneilde@ninds.nih.gov
Robin A. Conwit, M.D. Med Officer, Clin Neurophys & Elect (301) 496-1328 conwitr@ninds.nih.gov
Janice R. Cordell, R.N., M.P.H. Clin Res Proj Mgr, Clinical Trials (301) 451-4299 cordellj@ninds.nih.gov
Wendy R. Galpern, M.D., Ph.D. Movement Disorders (301) 496-9135 galpernw@ninds.nih.gov
Peter R. Gilbert, Sc.M. Clin Res Proj Mgr, Clinical Trials (301) 496-0870 gilbertp@ninds.nih.gov
Deborah G. Hirtz, M.D. Development Disorders, Child Neurol, Aut. (301) 496-5821 hirtzd@ninds.nih.gov
L. Scott Janis, Ph.D. Stroke, Clinical Trials (301) 496-9135 janiss@ninds.nih.gov
Claudia S. Moy, Ph.D. Epidemiology, Stroke (301) 496-9135 moyc@ninds.nih.gov
Joanne C. Odenkirchen, M.P.H. Clin Res Proj Mgr, Clinical Trials (301) 496-3104 odenkirj@ninds.nih.gov
A. Louise Ritz, M.B.A. Clin Res Proj Mgr, Clinical Trials (301) 443-5576 lritz@ninds.nih.gov
Salina P. Waddy, M.D. Health Disparities, Stroke, Neurogenetics (301) 496-3102 waddysp@mail.nih.gov

Office of Translational Research

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Alan L. Willard, Ph.D. Acting Director (301) 496-1779 alanw@ninds.nih.gov
Chris H. Boshoff, Ph.D. CREATE Bio (301) 496-1779 christoffel.boshoff@nih.gov
Charles L. Cywin, Ph.D. Blueprint Neurotherap (301) 496-1779 cywincl@mail.nih.gov
Stephanie J. Fertig, M.B.A. Small Business (SBIR, STTR); CREATE Devices (301) 496-1779 fertigs@ninds.nih.gov
David A. Jett, Ph.D. CounterACT Pgm (301) 496-6035 jettd@ninds.nih.gov
John H. Kehne, Ph.D. Anticonvulsant Screening Program (301) 496-1779 john.kehne@nih.gov
Brian D. Klein, Ph.D. Anticonvulsant Screening Program (301) 496-1779 brian.klein@nih.gov
Pascal A. Laeng, Ph.D. Blueprint Neurotherapeutics (301) 496-1779 pascal.laeng@nih.gov
Linda M. McGavern, Ph.D. CREATE Bio (301) 496-1779 mcgavernlm@ninds.nih.gov
Mary Ann Pelleymounter, Ph.D. Blueprint Neurotherapeutics; IGNITE (301) 496-1779 mary.pelleymounter@nih.gov
Shamsi Raeissi, Ph.D. Anticonvulsant Screening Program (301) 496-1779 shamsi.raeissi@nih.gov
Rebecca A. Roof, Ph.D. Small Business (SBIR, STTR); IGNITE (301) 496-1779 rebecca.roof@nih.gov
Amir P. Tamiz, Ph.D. Blueprint Neurotherapeutics; IGNITE (301) 496-1779 amir.tamiz@nih.gov
Hao Wang, Ph.D. CREATE Bio (301) 496-1779 hao.wang2@nih.gov
David T. Yeung, Ph.D. CounterACT Program (301) 496-1779 dy70v@nih.gov
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NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE (NEI)

5635 Fishers Lane, Suite 1300
Bethesda, MD 20892-9300
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Michael A. Steinmetz, Ph.D. Act Dir, Div Extramural Research (301) 451-2020 steinmem@nei.nih.gov
Neeraj Agarwal, Ph.D. Training and Special Programs (301) 451-2020 agarwalnee@nei.nih.gov
Houman H. Araj, Ph.D. Oculomotor/Neuro-Ophthalmol & Lens and Strabismus,
Amblyopia & Visual Proc
(301) 451-2020 arajh@nei.nih.gov
Hemin R. Chin, Ph.D. Glaucoma and Optic Neuropathies (301) 451-2020 hemin@nei.nih.gov
Donald F. Everett, M.A. Epidemiology and Clinical Studies (301) 451-2020 dfe@nei.nih.gov
Thomas N. Greenwell, Ph.D. Retinal Neuroscience (301) 451-2020 greenwellt@mail.nih.gov
Ellen S. Liberman, Ph.D. Extramural Policy Officer (301) 451-2020 esl@nei.nih.gov
George A. McKie, D.V.M., Ph.D. Ocular Immunology, Inflammation and Infection,
Corneal Diseases
(301) 451-2020 mckiegeo@mail.nih.gov
Lisa A. Neuhold, Ph.D. Fundamental Retinal Processes (301) 451-2020 lneuhold@nei.nih.gov
Maryann Redford, D.D.S. Epidemiology and Clinical Studies (301) 451-2020 redfordm@mail.nih.gov
Eleanor B. Schron, Ph.D. Epidemiology and Clinical Studies (301) 451-2020 schrone@mail.nih.gov
Grace L. Shen, Ph.D. Retinal Diseases (301) 451-2020 sheng@nei.nih.gov
Louise J. Wideroff, Ph.D. Epidemiology & Clinical Studies (301) 451-2020 louise.wideroff@nih.gov
Cheri L. Wiggs, Ph.D. Perception & Psychophysics
and Low Vision and Blindness Rehab
and Strabismus, Amblyopia & Visual Process
(301) 451-2020 wiggsc@nei.nih.gov
Jerome R. Wujek, Ph.D. SBIR and Research Resources (301) 451-2020 wujekjer@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)

6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852)

Office of the Director

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Joseph Frascella, Ph.D. Senior Scientific Advisor (301) 443-6480 jfrascel@nida.nih.gov

Division of Neuroscience and Behavior

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Joni L. Rutter, Ph.D. Division Director (301) 443-1887 jrutter@mail.nih.gov
A. Roger Little, Ph.D. Deputy Director (301) 443-1887 alittle@nida.nih.gov
Steven J. Grant, Ph.D. Coordinator for Translation (301) 443-4877 sgrant@nida.nih.gov
Beth G. Babecki, M.A. Training and Research Education (301) 435-0899 bbabecki@nida.nih.gov

Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Minda R. Lynch, Ph.D. Branch Chief, Learning & Motivation (301) 435-1322 mlynch1@nida.nih.gov
Vani Pariyadath, Ph.D. Cognition, Neuroimaging (301) 443-3209 vani.pariyadath@nih.gov
Shelley (Zu-In) Su, Ph.D. Central Reward, Operant Behavior (301) 402-3869 shelley.su@nih.gov
Susan F. Volman, Ph.D. Neural Systems, Comorbidity, Plasticity (301) 435-1315 svolman@mail.nih.gov
Cora Lee Wetherington, Ph.D. Women & Sex/Gndr Diffs, Res Coord (301) 435-1319 cwetheri@nida.nih.gov
Mary A. Kautz, Ph.D. Behavioral Pharmacology, Nicotine (301) 443-6173 kautzm@mail.nih.gov

Chemistry and Physiological Systems Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Rao S. Rapaka, Ph.D. Branch Chief (301) 443-1887 rrapaka@nida.nih.gov
Kristopher J. Bough, Ph.D. Discovery, Biomarkers, SBIR Program (301) 443-9800 boughk@mail.nih.gov
Paul S. Hillery, Ph.D. Chemistry (301) 443-1887 phillery@nida.nih.gov
Hari H. Singh, Ph.D. Chemistry, Drug Supply (301) 435-1310 hsingh1@nida.nih.gov

Genetics and Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Jonathan D. Pollock, Ph.D. Branch Chief; Human Molec. Genetics (301) 435-1309 jpollock@nida.nih.gov
John S. Satterlee, Ph.D. Epigenetics; Functional Genomics (301) 435-1020 satterleej@nida.nih.gov
Da-Yu Wu, Ph.D. Developmental Neuroscience (301) 443-1887 wudy@mail.nih.gov

Functional Neuroscience Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Nancy S. Pilotte, Ph.D. Branch Chief, Neuroplasticity, Steroids, Adenosine (301) 435-1317 npilotte@nida.nih.gov
Thomas Radman, Ph.D. Computational Neurosci, Bioinformatics (301) 435-1305 thomas.radman@nih.gov
Roger G. Sorensen, Ph.D. Neuronal Excitability, Glia, NeuroAIDS (301) 443-3205 rsorense@nida.nih.gov
Woody (Yu) Lin, Ph.D. Cog Neurosci, NeuroAIDS, Human Pain (301) 435-1318 ylin1@mail.nih.gov
Vishnudtt Purohit, D.V.M., Ph.D. Perinatal Effects, Immunology, HIV, Pain (301) 594-5753 vpurohit@nida.nih.gov

Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research (DESPR)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Carlos Blanco, M.D. Director (301) 443-6504 carlos.blanco2@nih.gov
Kevin Conway, Ph.D. Deputy Director (301) 443-6504 kconway@nida.nih.gov
Meyer Glantz, Ph.D. Associate Director (301) 402-1503 mglantz@nida.nih.gov
Cheryl Anne Boyce, Ph.D. Child and Adolescent Development (301) 435-1070 cboyce@nida.nih.gov

Prevention Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Bethany Deeds, Ph.D. Acting Branch Chief (301) 443-6504 deedsb@nida.nih.gov
Jacqueline Lloyd, Ph.D. Deputy Branch Chief (301) 443-8892 lloydj2@nida.nih.gov
Karen Y. Sirocco, Ph.D. Developmental Neuropsychology (301) 451-8661 siroccok@mail.nih.gov

Services Research Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Dionne Jones, Ph.D. Acting Branch Chief (301) 402-1984 djones1@nida.nih.gov
Sarah Duffy, Ph.D. Economics of Substance Abuse Treatment (301) 451-4998 duffys@nida.nih.gov
Samia D. Noursi, Ph.D. Women & Sex/Gndr Diffs Res (301) 594-5622 snoursi@mail.nih.gov
David A. Thomas, Ph.D. Pain, Opioids, and Prescription Drug Abuse  (301) 435-1313 dthomas1@nida.nih.gov

Epidemiology Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Marsha Lopez, Ph.D. Branch Chief (301) 402-1846 lopezma@nida.nih.gov
Naimah Weinberg, M.D. Psychiatric, Genetic and Maltreatment Risk Factors (301) 402-1908 nweinber@nida.nih.gov

Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Phil Skolnick, Ph.D. Division Director (301) 443-6173 pskolnick@nida.nih.gov
Ivan D. Montoya, M.D. Deputy Division Director (301) 443-6173 imontoya@nih.gov
David J. McCann, Ph.D. Associate Division Director (301) 443-6173 dmccann@nih.gov

Chemistry and Pharmaceutics Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Nora N. Chiang, Ph.D. Branch Chief (301) 443-5280 nchiang@nida.nih.gov
Rik H. Kline, Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry & Molec Models (301) 443-8293 rkline@nida.nih.gov
Moo Kwang Park, Ph.D. Analytical Chem, Pharm & Clin Supply (301) 443-9813 mpark@nida.nih.gov
Ming L. Shih, Ph.D. Medicinal & Analytical Chemistry (301)443-8422 mshih@mail.nih.gov

Clinical Research Grants Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
C. Jamie Biswas, Ph.D. Branch Chief (301) 443-8096 jbiswas@nida.nih.gov
Will M. Aklin, Ph.D. Neurobio Targets of Tx/Cog remediation (301) 443-3207 aklinwm@nida.nih.gov
Ann Anderson, M.P.H, M.D. Medical Officer (301) 435-0767 aanderso@nida.nih.gov
Aidan J. Hampson, Ph.D. Drug Dev, Clinical Trials, Biomarkers (301) 443-8039 hampsona@mail.nih.gov
Kevin M. Walton, Ph.D. Drug Dev, Clinical Trials, Nicotine (301) 435-0762 kevin.walton@nih.gov

Medications Discovery and Toxicology Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Jane B. Acri, Ph.D. Branch Chief (301) 443-8489 jacri@nida.nih.gov
Nathan M. Appel, Ph.D. Toxicology and Drug Development (301) 443-8475 nappel@nida.nih.gov
Naresh Chand, Ph.D. Toxicology and Drug Development (301) 443-8895 nchand@mail.nih.gov
Hirsch D. Davis, M.A. Addiction Treatment Discovery (301) 443-8849 hdavis@nida.nih.gov
Carol B. Hubner, Ph.D. Addiction Treatment Discovery (301) 443-4459 chubner@nida.nih.gov
David A. White, Ph.D. Addiction Treatment Discovery (301) 443-8889 whitedav@nida.nih.gov

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)

Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function
The National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system. Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation: Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources. For further details, please check the website at:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15595/nsf15595.htm 

FINAL RECEIPT DATE
October 29, 2015
Research Training Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health
https://www.training.nih.gov/ 

Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Jagjitsingh H. Khalsa, Ph.D. Branch Chief (301) 443-2159 jk98p@nih.gov
Guifang Lao, M.D., Ph.D. Biomarkers and Non-invasive Technol (301) 443-1061 laog@nida.nih.gov

Division of Extramural Research

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Susan R.B. Weiss Division Director (301) 443-6480 sweiss@nida.nih.gov
Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D. Research Training Officer (301) 402-1918 ghimm@mail.nih.gov
Cathrine A. Sasek, Ph.D. Loan Repayment Program & Summer Research R25 Programs (301) 443-6071 csasek@nida.nih.gov

Office of Science Policy and Communications

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Ericka M. Boone, Ph.D. Loan Repayment Program/K99-R00 Coordinator,
Research Training Coordinator
(301) 443-6071 boonee@nida.nih.gov
Mimi M. Ghim, Ph.D. Research Training & Career Development (301) 443-6071 ghimm@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)

Gateway Building, Room 350
7201 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20892

Division of Neuroscience

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Neil S. Buckholtz, Ph.D. Division Director (301) 496-9350 buckholn@nia.nih.gov
Creighton H. Phelps, Ph.D. Deputy Director, and AD Centers (301) 496-9350 phelpsc@nia.nih.gov

Neurobiology of Aging Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Bradley C. Wise, Ph.D. Br Chief, Fund Neurosci: Degeneration,
Neuroplasticity, & Bioenergetics
(301) 496-9350 wiseb@nia.nih.gov
Miroslaw Mackiewicz, Ph.D. Integ Neurobiol; Sleep & Biol Rhythm (301) 496-9350 mackiewiczm@mail.nih.gov
J. Austin Yang, Ph.D. Etiology Of Alzheimer’s Disease (301) 496-9350 austin.yang@nih.gov

Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience of Aging Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Molly V. Wagster, Ph.D. Br Chief, Cog Nsci/Affect Nsci/Aging, Neuropsych, Delirium (301) 496-9350 wagsterm@nia.nih.gov
Molly V. Wagster, Ph.D. Acting Dir., Sensory/Motor Disorders of Aging (301) 496-9350 wagsterm@nia.nih.gov

Dementias of Aging Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Laurie M. Ryan, Ph.D. Branch Chief, and AD Clinical Trials (301) 496-9350 ryanl@mail.nih.gov
Dallas W. Anderson, Ph.D. Pop Studies/Epidemiology of AD (301) 496-9350 andersda@nia.nih.gov
John K. Hsiao, M.D. Diagnosis, AD Neuroimaging Initiative (301) 496-9350 hsiaoj@mail.nih.gov
Marilyn M. Miller, Ph.D. Genetics/Epigenetics (301) 496-9350 millerm@nia.nih.gov
Suzana S. Petanceska, Ph.D. Systems Biology/Pharmacology (301) 496-9350 petanceskas@nia.nih.gov
Lorenzo M. Refolo, Ph.D. Disc & Pre-clin Dvlpmnt of AD Therapeut (301) 496-9350 refolol@mail.nih.gov
Nina B. Silverberg, Ph.D. Ethics, Cog/Behav/Func Assessment, Technology, Clinical Care (301) 496-9350 silverbergn@mail.nih.gov

Division of Behavioral and Social Research

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Richard M. Suzman, Ph.D. Division Director (301) 496-3136 suzmanr@nia.nih.gov

Individual Behavioral Processes Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
H. Lisbeth Nielsen, Ph.D. Branch Chief, Psychol Dvlp & Integ Sci (301) 402-4156 nielsenli@nia.nih.gov
Melissa S. Gerald, Ph.D. Family & Interpersonal Relationships (301) 402-4156 melissa.gerald@nih.gov
Jonathan W. King, Ph.D. Cog Aging, Interventions, Beh Genetics (301) 402-4156 kingjo@nia.nih.gov>

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Research Training Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health

https://www.training.nih.gov/ 

NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)

5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Ebony B. Bookman, Ph.D. Epidemiology; Population Genomics (919) 541-0367 bookmane@mail.nih.gov
Adam L. Felsenfeld, Ph.D. Large Scale Sequencing (301) 496-7531 felsenfa@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)

5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852-1705)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Antonio B. Noronha, Ph.D. Director, Div Neuroscience & Behavior (301) 443-7722 anoronha@mail.nih.gov
Ellen D. Witt, Ph.D. Dep Dir, Div Neuroscience & Behavior (301) 443-6545 ewitt@mail.nih.gov
Changhai Cui, Ph.D. Molec Neurosci & Signal Transduction (301) 443-1678 changhai.cui@nih.gov
Mark D. Egli, Ph.D. Animal Behavior & Med Development (301) 594-6382 megli@mail.nih.gov
Ivana Grakalic, Ph.D. Learning & Memory, Drug Discrim (301) 443-7600 igrakalic@mail.nih.gov
Lindsey J. Grandison, Ph.D. Neuroendocrinology & Stress (301) 443-0606 lgrandis@mail.nih.gov
Qi-Ying Liu, M.D., M.S. Cellular Neurobiology & Neurocircuitry (301) 443-2678 liuqiy@mail.nih.gov
John A. Matochik, Ph.D. Neuroimaging, Cognition, FAS/FASD (301) 451-7319 jmatochi@mail.nih.gov
Abbas Parsian, Ph.D. Human Genetics & Genomics (301) 443-5733 parsiana@mail.nih.gov
Soundar Regunathan, Ph.D. Neurotoxicology (301) 443-1192 regunathans@mail.nih.gov
Matthew T. Reilly, Ph.D. Molecular Genetics & Proteomics (301) 594-6228 reillymt@mail.nih.gov
Diana A. Urbanas, Ph.D. Behavioral Neuroscience (301) 451-9657 durbanas@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS (NIDCD)

The Neuroscience Center
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852)

Division of Scientific Programs

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Judith A. Cooper, Ph.D. Division Director, and Language (301) 496-5061 cooperj@nidcd.nih.gov
Amy M. Donahue, Ph.D. Deputy Director, and Hearing
(Psychophysics, Clinical Intervention & Treatment)
(301) 402-3458 donahuea@nidcd.nih.gov
Janet L. Cyr, Ph.D. Hearing and Balance (PNS), NIHL, ARHL (301) 402-3458 cyrj@nidcd.nih.gov
Nancy L. Freeman, Ph.D. Hearing (Molecular Biology, Dvlpmnt) (301) 402-3458 freemann@mail.nih.gov
Howard J. Hoffman, M.A. Epidemiology & Statistics (301) 402-1843 hoffmanh@nidcd.nih.gov
Roger L. Miller, Ph.D. Neural Prostheses, SBIR/STTR (301) 402-3461 millerr@nidcd.nih.gov
Christopher J. Platt, Ph.D. Hearing and Balance (CNS) (301) 496-1804 plattc@nidcd.nih.gov
Lana O. Shekim, Ph.D. Voice and Speech (301) 496-5061 shekiml@nidcd.nih.gov
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D. Research Training (301) 496-1804 alberto.rivera-rentas@nih.gov
Susan L. Sullivan, Ph.D. Chemical Senses (Taste & Smell) (301) 402-3464 sullivas@nidcd.nih.gov
Bracie Watson, Ph.D. Hearing (Genetics, Otitis Media) (301) 402-3458 watsonb@nidcd.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL IMAGING AND BIOENGINEERING (NIBIB)

6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Zip Code 20817)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
William J. Heetderks, M.D., Ph.D. Director, Extramural Science Programs (301) 496-9388 heetderw@mail.nih.gov
Richard A. Baird, Ph.D. Dir, Div Interdisciplinary Training (301) 496-7671 bairdri@mail.nih.gov
Richard S. Conroy, Ph.D. Dir, Div Applied Science & Technology (301) 402-1486 conroyri@mail.nih.gov
Zeynep Erim, Ph.D. Division of Interdisciplinary Training (301) 435-6686 erimz@mail.nih.gov
Rosemarie D. Hunziker, Ph.D. Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Med (301) 451-4778 hunzikerr@mail.nih.gov
Steven H. Krosnick, M.D. mage-Guided Interventions, Surgical Tools (301) 594-3009 krosnics@mail.nih.gov
Guoying Liu, Ph.D. Neuroimaging, MRI, MRS, fMRI (301) 451-4780 liug@mail.nih.gov
Vinay M. Pai, Ph. D. Functional Imaging, Morphometry,
Biomedical Imaging Informatics, Image Progressing
(301) 451-4781 paiv@mail.nih.gov
Grace C.Y. Peng, Ph.D. Neuroengineering, Modeling & Analysis (301) 451-4778 penggr@mail.nih.gov
Antonio Sastre, Ph.D. Nuclear Med, CT/X-Ray, Electromagnetics, EPR (301) 402-1373 sastrea@mail.nih.gov
Jessica M. Tucker, Ph.D. Drug and Gene Delivery Sys & Devices (301) 451-4778 tuckerjm@mail.nih.gov
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EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (NICHD)

6100 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Rockville, MD 20852)

Child Development and Behavior Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Ruben P. Alvarez, Ed.D Language, Bilingualism, & Biliteracy (301) 435-6863 ruben.alvarez@mail.nih.gov
Lisa S. Freund, Ph.D. Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience (301) 435-6879 freundl@mail.nih.gov
Kathy M. Mann Koepke, Ph.D. Math & Science Cognition, Reasoning & Learning Disabilities (301) 435-6855 kmk@nih.gov

Developmental Biology and Structural Variation Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Deborah B. Henken, Ph.D. Developmental Neurobiology (301) 496-5541 henkend@mail.nih.gov

Fertility and Infertility Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Charisee A. Lamar, Ph.D. Reproductive Neuroendocrinology (301) 435-6977 lamarc@mail.nih.gov

Gynecologic Health and Disease Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Lisa M. Halvorson, M.D. Neuroendo, & Gyn Pain Syndromes (301) 480-1646 lisa.halvorson@nih.gov

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Alice S. Kau, Ph.D. Autism & Behavioral Neuroscience (301) 496-1383 kaua@mail.nih.gov
Tracy King, M.D. Down Syndrome & IDD Comorbidities (301) 402-1822 tracy.king@nih.gov
Danuta M. Krotoski, Ph.D. Neural Dvlpmnt & Mitochond Disorders (301) 496-5576 krotoskd@mail.nih.gov
Melissa A. Parisi, M.D., Ph.D. Neurogenetics & Down Syndromes (301) 435-6880 parisima@mail.nih.gov
Tiina K. Urv, Ph.D. Fragile X, Appl Psych, Newborn Screen (301) 402-7015 urvtiin@mail.nih.gov

Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Rohan Hazra, M.D. Neurocomplications of Pediatric HIV and other Infectious Diseases (301) 435-6868 hazrar@mail.nih.gov

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Theresa H. Cruz, Ph.D. Sensorimotor Rehabilitation & Mobility (301) 496-9233 cruzth@mail.nih.gov
Susan Marden, Ph.D. Spinal Cord, Musculoskeletal Disorders & Assistive Devices (301) 435-7767 mardens@mail.nih.gov
Mary Ellen Michel, Ph.D.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Stroke Rehabilitation

301) 496-5289 mary.michel@nih.gov
Ralph M. Nitkin, Ph.D. Biol Sci and Career Development (301) 402-4206 nitkinr@mail.nih.gov
Louis A. Quatrano, Ph.D. Behavioral Sci and Rehab Technologies (301) 402-4221 quatranol@mail.nih.gov

Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Zhaoxia Ren, M.D., Ph.D. Obstetric and Pediatric Pharmacology (301) 402-9340 zren@mail.nih.gov

Pediatric Growth and Nutrition Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Gilman D. Grave, M.D. Endocrinology, Nutrition and Growth (301) 496-5593 graveg@mail.nih.gov

Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Ruth Brenner, M.D. Pediatric Injury Prevention (301) 594-8668 brennerr@exchange.nih.gov
Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D, CAS Pediatric Trauma, Violence & Abuse (301) 496-1514 maholmev@mail.nih.gov
Tammara Jenkins, MSN, RN

Neurocritical care, Neuroprotection & Hypothermia in Infants

(301) 435-6837 tjenkins@mail.nih.gov
Robert Tamburro, M.D., MSc Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, TBI (301) 480-2619 robert.tamburro@nih.gov

Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Rosemary D. Higgins, M.D. Neonatal Hypothermia for Brain Protection (301) 435-7909 higginsr@mail.nih.gov
Tonse N. Raju, M.D., D.C.H. Neonatal CNS Devices & Brain Protection (301) 402-9340 rajut@mail.nih.gov
Marian Willinger, Ph.D. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) (301) 496-5575 willingm@mail.nih.gov

Office of Extramural Policy

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Dennis A. Twombly, Ph.D. Extramural Training (301) 451-3371 dtwombly@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH (NIDCR)

Democracy I, Rm. 616
6701 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Zip Code 20817)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Lynn M. King, Ph.D. Training and Career Development (301) 594-5006 lynn.king@nih.gov
Yolanda F. Vallejo-Estrada, Ph.D. Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience (301) 594-8926 yolanda.vallejo-estrada@nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH (NINR)

6701 Democracy Blvd, Suite 710
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Zip Code 20817)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
David H. Banks, Ph.D. Training (301) 496-9558 banksdh@mail.nih.gov
Augusto (Augie) Diana, Ph.D. Small Business (SBIR/STTR) Technology & Informatics (301) 402-6423 dianaa@mail.nih.gov
Rebecca R. Henry. Ph.D. Wellness & Health: HIV/AIDS, Immune Fx (301) 594-5976 rebecca.henry@nih.gov
Karen T. Huss, Ph.D. Self-Management; Acute & Chronic Disorders,
Rehabilitative Care and Caregiving
(301) 594-5970 hussk@mail.nih.gov
Martha F. Matocha, Ph.D. Symptom Science (Symptom Biology,
Recognition, Symptom Clusters)
(301) 594-2775 matocham@mail.nih.gov
Donna Jo McCloskey, Ph.D. Self-Management: Community-Based Interventions,
Centers of Excellence
(301) 594-5971 ccloskd@mail.nih.gov
Jeri L. Miller, Ph.D. End of Life and Palliative Care (301) 594-6152 jmiller@mail.nih.gov
Mary C. Roary, Ph.D. Wellness & Health: Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (301) 594-2154 mary.roary@nih.gov
Lois A. Tully, Ph.D. Symptom Science (Symptom Mgmt, Genetics) (301) 594-5968 tullyla@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)

Natcher Building
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Alison E. Cole, Ph.D. Anesthesiology, Perioperative Pain (301) 594-3827 colea@nigms.nih.gov
Stefan W. Maas, Ph.D. Systems & Integrative Biology Training (301) 594-0943 stefan.maas@nih.gov
Michael A. Sesma, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Training and Career Development Programs;
Neurogenetics & Genetics of Behavior
(301) 594-3900 msesma@mail.nih.gov
Shiva Singh, Ph.D. Undergraduate & Predoctoral Training (301) 594-3900 singhs@nigms.nih.gov
Paul Brazhnik, Ph.D. Bioinformatic & Computational Biology (301) 451-6446 swaina@mail.nih.gov
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NATIONAL HEART, LUNG AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)

Two Rockledge Center
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Zip Code 20817)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Christine Maric-Bilkan, Ph.D. Vascular Biology & Hypertension (301) 435-0560 maricc@nhlbi.nih.gov
Thomas L. Croxton, M.D., Ph.D. Airway Biology & Diseases (301) 435-0202 croxtont@nhlbi.nih.gov
Lawrence J. Fine, M.D. Clinical Applications & Prevention (301) 435-0305 finel@nhlbi.nih.gov
Zorina S. Galis, Ph.D. Vascular Biology and Hypertension (301) 435-0560 galiszs@nhlbi.nih.gov
Aaron D. Laposky, Ph.D. Sleep and Neurobiology (301) 435-0199 laposkya@nhlbi.nih.gov
David A. Lathrop, Ph.D. Heart Failure and Arrhythmia (301) 435-0504 lathropd@nhlbi.nih.gov
Tim M. Moore, M.D., Ph.D. Lung Biology & Disease (301) 435-0222 mooretm@nhlbi.nih.gov
H. Eser Tolunay, Ph.D. Vascular Biology & Hypertension (301) 435-0560 tolunaye@nhlbi.nih.gov
Michael J. Twery, Ph.D. National Center on Sleep Disorders Res. (301) 435-0199 twerym@nhlbi.nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES (NIDDK)

6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 790
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Zip Code 20817)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
James F. Hyde, Ph.D. Neurobiology of Obesity/Energy Balance (301) 594-7692 hydej@mail.nih.gov
Luke E. Stoeckel, Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroscience, Obesity/Diabetes (301) 594-8810 luke.stoeckel@nih.gov
Teresa L. Z. Jones, M.D. Diabetic Complications (301) 435-2996 teresa.jones@nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES (NIEHS)

Building 3
Post Office Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Lisa H. Chadwick, Ph.D. Environmental Epigenetics (919) 491-4702 chadwickl@niehs.nih.gov
Jonathan A. Hollander, Ph.D. Neurobehavioral Toxicology (919) 541-9467 hollanderja@niehs.nih.gov
Michael C. Humble, Ph.D. Fellowships and Training (919) 316-4621 humble@niehs.nih.gov
Cindy P. Lawler, Ph.D. Molecular Neurosciences (919) 316-4671 lawler@niehs.nih.gov
Daniel T. Shaughnessy, Ph.D. SBIR and STTR Programs (919) 541-2506 shaughn1@niehs.nih.gov
Carol A. Shreffler, Ph.D. Training and Career Development (919) 541-1445 shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov
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NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND INTEGRATIVE HEALTH (NCCIH)

6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 401
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Zip Code 20817)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
David Shurtleff, Ph.D. Deputy Director (301) 435-6826 dshurtle@mail.nih.gov
Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Director, Division of Extramural Research (301) 594-1988 edwardse@mail.nih.gov
Partap S. Khalsa, Ph.D. Pain Management Interventions, Deputy Dir,
Div of Extramural Research Central and
Peripheral Pain Mechanisms Translational Tools and Clinical Trials
(301) 594-3462 khalsap@mail.nih.gov
Wendy J. Weber, Ph.D. Behavior Change; Symptoms Mgmt (301) 402-1272 weberwj@mail.nih.gov
John Williamson, Ph.D. Branch Chief, Basic and Translational Natural Products Studies (301) 496-2583 john.williamson@nih.gov
Wen Chen, Ph.D. Mechanistic and Neuroimaging Studies (301) 451-3989 chenw@mail.nih.gov
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FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER (FIC)

31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Flora N. Katz, Ph.D. Acting Division Director, and Biodiversity,
Informatics, Global Health
(301) 496-1653 flora.katz@nih.gov
Christine M. Jessup, Ph.D. Environmental Health, Career Dvlpmnt (301) 496-1653 christine.jessup@nih.gov
Marya Levintova, Ph.D. Tobacco, Behavioral and Social Sci (301) 496-1653 levintovam@mail.nih.gov
Jeanne M. McDermott, Ph.D. HIV/AIDS, Medical Education (301) 496-1653 jeanne.mcdermott@nih.gov
Kathleen M. Michels, Ph.D. Neurosci, Chronic Disorders, Mental Hlth (301) 496-1653 michelsk@mail.nih.gov
Laura K. Povlich, Ph.D. mHealth, eCapacity, Technology (301) 496-1653 laura.povlich@nih.gov
Myat Htoo Razak, M.D., Ph.D. Global Health Fellows, Trauma, Med Ed (301) 496-1653 myathtoo.razak@nih.gov
Barbara J. Sina, Ph.D. Infectious Diseases, Bioethics (301) 496-1653 barbara.sina@nih.gov
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES (NIMHD)

6070 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 800
Bethesda, MD 20892-5465

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Nishadi D. Rajapakse, Ph.D.. Division of Scientific Programs (301) 496-4338 chandima.rajapakse@nih.gov
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Independent Agency

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Kate Arrington, Ph.D. Perception, Action & Cognition (703) 292-7276 caringt@nsf.gov
Mary Ann Asson-Batres, Ph.D. Neural Systems Cluster (703) 292-8363 massonba@nsf.gov
Radhakishan Baheti, Ph.D. Energy, Power & Adaptive Systems (703) 292-8339 rbaheti@nsf.gov
Mitra Basu, Ph.D. Computational Biology (703) 292-8980 mbasu@nsf.gov
James O. Deshler, Ph.D. Biological Infrastructure (703) 292-7871 jdeshler@nsf.gov
Kerry L. Marsh, Ph.D. Social Psychology (703) 292-7281 kmarsh@nsf.gov
Bruce K. Hamilton, Ph.D. Bioengineering & Environmental Systems (703) 292-8230 bhamilto@nsf.gov
Evan K. Heit, Ph.D. Division of Research on Learning (703) 292-4305 ekheit@nsf.gov
Jonathan W. Leland, Ph.D. Decision, Risk & Management Sciences (703) 292-7285 jleland@nsf.gov
Mary Ann Horn, Ph.D. Applied Math & Mathematical Biology (703) 292-4879 mhorn@nsf.gov
Soo-Siang Lim, Ph.D. Science of Learning Centers (703) 292-7878 slim@nsf.gov
Sridhar (Sri) Raghavachari, Ph.D. Neural Systems Cluster (703) 292-4845 sraghava@nsf.gov
Athanassios Sambanis, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering (703) 292-2161 asambani@nsf.gov
Susan Singer, Ph.D. Division of Undergraduate Education (703) 292-8760 srsinger@nsf.gov
Gregg E. Solomon, Ph.D. Research on Learning (703) 292-8333 gesolomo@nsf.gov
Sylvia J. Spengler, Ph.D. Information Integration & Informatics (703) 292-8930 sspengle@nsf.gov
Amber L. Story, Ph.D. Behavioral & Cognitive Science (703) 292-7249 astory@nsf.gov
Alumit Ishai, Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroscience (703) 292-5145 aishai@nsf.gov
E. Floh Thiels, Ph.D. Neural Systems Cluster (703) 292-8421 ethiels@nsf.gov
Betty K. Tuller, Ph.D. Perception, Action & Cognition (703) 292-7238 btuller@nsf.gov
Kenneth Whang, Ph.D. Comp Neurosci & CRCNS Program (703) 292-5149 kwhang@nsf.gov
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Department of Defense Neuroscience Funding Organizations

AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (AFOSR)

875 North Randolph Street
Arlington, VA 22203-1768

Quantum and Non-Equilibrium Processes

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
William P. “Pat” Roach, Ph.D. Chief, and Biophysics (703) 588-8302 william.roach.4@us.af.mil

Information, Decision and Complex Networks

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
James Lawton, Ph.D. Team Lead, and Cognition and Robust Decision Making
in Human-System Interface
(703) 696-5999 james.lawton.1@us.af.mil
Benjamin Knott, Ph.D. Section Chief, AFMC/RHCPA, and Trust and Influence (312) 798-3599 benjamin.knott.2@us.af.mil

Complex Materials and Systems

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Hugh C. De Long, Ph.D. Chief, and Natural Materials & Systems (703) 696-7722 hugh.delong@us.af.mil
B.L. “Les” Lee, Sc.D. Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials & Microsystems (703) 696-8483 byung.lee@us.af.mil

Energy, Power and Propulsion

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Patrick O. Bradshaw, Ph.D. Human Performance & Biosystems (703) 588-8492 patrick.bradshaw.3@us.af.mil
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ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE (ARO)

P.O. Box 12211
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2211

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Frederick D. Gregory, Ph.D. Neurophysiology of Cognition (919) 549-4318 frederick.d.gregory5.civ@mail.mil
Liyi Dai, Ph.D. Information Processing and Fusion (919) 549-4350 liyi.dai.civ@mail.mil
Virginia B. Pasour, Ph.D. Biomathematics (919) 549-4254 virginia.b.pasour.civ@mail.mil
Bruce J. West, Ph.D. Network Sciences (919) 549-4257 bruce.j.west.civ@mail.mil
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ARMY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ARI)

2511 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22201

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Gerald F. “Jay” Goodwin, Ph.D. Chief, Basic Research (703) 602-7965 jay.goodwin@us.army.mil
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ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY (ARL)

2800 Powder Mill Road
Adelphi, MD 20783-1197

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Kelvin S. Oie, Ph.D. Multisensory Perception (410) 278-5960 kelvin.s.oie.civ@mail.mil
Kaleb G. McDowell, Ph.D. Translational Neuroscience (410) 278-5175 kaleb.g.mcdowell.civ@mail.mil
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OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH (ONR)

875 North Randolph Street
Arlington VA 22203-1995

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Terry Allard, Ph.D. Head, Warfighter Performance Dept (703) 696-4501 terry.allard@navy.mil
Timothy B. Bentley, Ph.D. Computational Biology of Blast & TBI (703) 696-4251 timothy.b.bentley@navy.mil
William D'Angelo, Ph.D. Undersea Medicine (Diving Physiology, Oxygen Toxicity) (703) 696-0367 william.dangelo@navy.mil
Harold L. Hawkins, Ph.D. Neural Cognitive Warfighter Enhancement (703) 696-4323 harold.hawkins@navy.mil
Thomas M. McKenna, Ph. D. Neural Computation & Biorobotics (703) 696-4503 tom.mckenna@navy.mil
Ray S. Perez, Ph.D. Cognitive Science of Learning (703) 696-4986 ray.perez@navy.mil
Peter Squire, Ph.D. Applied Neuroscience (703) 696-0407 peter.squire@navy.mil
Christopher Steele, Ph.D. Chronobiology, Fatigue (703) 696-0618 christopher.steel4@navy.mil
John F. Tangney, Ph.D. Dir, Human & Bioengineered Systems Div (703) 696-4501 john.f.tangney@navy.mil
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DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA)

3701 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203-1714

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Jack C. Guy, M.A. Adaptive Execution Office (703) 526-6630 jack.guy@darpa.mil
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INTELLIGENCE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS ACTIVITY (IARPA)

IARPA/MS2 Building
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Washington, DC 20511

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Jason G. Matheny, Ph.D. Director (301) 851-7451 jason.matheny@iarpa.gov
Rita Bush, Ph.D. Integrated Cognitive-Neuroscience Architectures
for Understanding Sensemaking
(301) 851-7449 rita.bush@iarpa.gov
Alexis Jeannotte, Ph.D. Strengthening Human Adaptive Reasoning and Problem-Solving (301) 851-7486 alexis.jeannotte@iarpa.gov
R. Jacob Vogelstein, Ph.D. Machine Intelligence from Cortical Ntwks,
Knowledge Represent. in Neural Systems
(301) 851-7497 jacob.vogelstein@iarpa.gov
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PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email Website
Rolly Simpson, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer (919) 991-5100 rsimpson@bwfund.org www.bwfund.org 
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an independent private foundation dedicated to advancing the biomedical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities.
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Charles A. Dana Foundation

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email Website
Mary M. Lucas Grants Director (212) 223-4040 x669 mlucas@dana.org www.dana.org 
Grant support research in neuroscience in relation to human health and disease. Programs primarily focus on imaging of the brain, and on clinical neuroscience research.
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email Website
  Graduate Education Program (301) 215-8500   www.hhmi.org 
Grants awarded by HHMI fit within two general categories: research grants for individuals and science education grants for institutions. Most HHMI grants are awarded through competitions that have specific objectives and eligibility criteria; thus, HHMI does not encourage and rarely funds unsolicited grant proposals.
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Kavli Foundation

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email Website
Miyoung M. Chun, Ph.D. Executive VP
of Science Programs
(805) 983-6000 chun@kavlifoundation.org kavlifoundation.org 
The Kavli Foundation's mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, professorships, and symposia in fields including neuroscience. The Kavli Foundation does not accept, review or respond to unsolicited proposals.
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W. M. Keck Foundation

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email Website
Maria Pellegrini, Ph.D. Executive Director of Programs (213) 680-3833 scieng@wmkeck.org www.wmkeck.org 
The foundation supports research and teaching through funding for equipment, facilities, stipends, and basic research projects in science and engineering in undergraduate college programs, and through multidisciplinary projects and multi-college cooperative science ventures.
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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email Website
Vicki L. Chandler, Ph.D. Chief Program Officer for Science (650) 213-3000 vicki.chandler@moore.org www.moore.org 
Science grants are allocated for unique opportunities outside the Foundation’s initiative structure and are given to researchers in a broad range of scientific disciplines. Please note that the Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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Swartz Foundation

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email Website
William Bialek, Ph.D. Science Director (609) 258-0859 wbialek@princeton.edu theswartzfoundation.org 
The Swartz Foundation supports a number of research and informational initiatives that range from collaborative research to individual grants and fellowships. Informational programs include conferences, workshops, seminars and a public lecture series.
Research and Training Opportunities at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD The application period for the 2016 Summer Program will open in mid-November, 2015 https://www.training.nih.gov/  

The Office of Extramural Research (OER) talks to NIH staff members about the ins and outs of NIH funding. Designed for investigators, fel-lows, students, research administrators, and others just curious about the application and award process, we provide insights on grant topics from those who live and breathe the information. Episodes are available as mp3s for download here, or via RSS feed. http://grants.nih.gov/podcasts/all_about_grants/index.htm 

THE CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC REVIEW (CSR) NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

One Rockledge Center
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
(For street address/overnight carriers use Zip Code 20817)

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Neuroscience Integrated Review Groups at the National Institutes of Health

Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience (IFCN)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Nicholas R. Gaiano, Ph.D. NAL IRG Chief; Neurotoxicol & Alcohol,
NMB Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior
(301) 435-1033 gaianonr@csr.nih.gov
M. Catherine Bennett, Ph.D. SCS Somatosensory & Chemosens Systems (301) 436-1776 bennettc3@csr.nih.gov
John F. Bishop, Ph.D. SMI Sensorimotor Integration (301) 408-9664 bishopj@csr.nih.gov
Lynn E. Luethke, Ph.D. AUD Auditory System (301) 806-3323 luethkel@csr.nih.gov
Michael K. Selmanoff, Ph.D. NNRS Neuroendo, N-immuno, Rhythms & Sleep (301) 435-1119 mselmanoff@csr.nih.gov
Kirk G. Thompson, Ph.D. SPC Mech Sens, Percept & Cog Processes (301) 435-1242 kgt@csr.nih.gov
Wei-Qin Zhao, Ph.D. LAM Neurobiology of Learning & Memory (301) 435-1236 zhaow@csr.nih.gov

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience (MCDN)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Carole L. Jelsema, Ph.D. IRG Chief, and CMBG Cell & Molec Biol of Glia (301) 435-1248 jelsemac@csr.nih.gov
Richard D. Crosland, Ph.D. MDCN-R Neuroscience R15 AREA Review (301) 694-7084 crosland@nih.gov
Mary C. Custer, Ph.D. DDNS Drug Discovery for the Nervous System (301) 435-1164 custerm@csr.nih.gov
Joanne Fujii, Ph.D. NCF Neurogenesis & Cell Fate,
and NDPR Neurodiffertn/Plasticity/Rhythm/Regen
(301) 435-1178 fujiij@csr.nih.gov
Peter B. Guthrie, Ph.D. NTRC Neurotrnsprtrs/Receptors/Ca2+ Signaling (301) 435-1239 guthriep@csr.nih.gov
Carol R. Hamelink, Ph.D. NOMD Neural Oxidative Metabolism/Mitochondria & Cell Death (301) 213-9887 hamelinc@csr.nih.gov
Deborah L. Lewis, Ph.D. MNPS Molecular Neuropharm & Signaling (301) 435-1224 lewisdeb@csr.nih.gov
Christine Piggee, Ph.D. SYN Synapses, Cytoskeleton, & Trafficking (301) 435-0657 christine.piggee@nih.gov
Geoffrey G. Schofield, Ph.D. BPNS Biophysics of Neural Systems (301) 435-1235 geoffreys@csr.nih.gov
Laurent J. Taupenot, Ph.D. CMND Cell & Molec Biol of Neurodegeneration (301) 435-1203 laurent.taupenot@nih.gov

Brain Disorders and Clinical Neuroscience (BDCN)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Samuel C. Edwards, Ph.D. IRG Chief, and CNN Clinical Neurosci & Neurodegeneration (301) 435-1152 edwardss@csr.nih.gov
Inese Beitins M.D. ASG Aging Systems and Geriatrics (301) 435-1034 breitinsi@csr.nih.gov
Seetha Bhagavan, Ph.D. ANIE Acute Neural Injury and Epilepsy (301) 237-9838 bhagavas@csr.nih.gov
Jay J. Cinque, Ph.D. NPAS Psychopath, Addictions & Sleep Disorders (301) 435-1252 cinquej@csr.nih.gov
Nataliya V. Gordiyenko, Ph.D. DPVS Disease & Pathology of the Visual System (301) 435-1265 nataliya.gordiyenko@nih.gov
Jay B. Joshi, Ph.D. CNBT Clinical Neuroimmuno & Brain Tumors (301) 408-9135 joshij@csr.nih.gov
Alexei Kondratyev, Ph.D. CDIN Chronic Dysfunction and
Integrative Neurodegeneration
(301) 435-1785 alexei.kondratyev@nih.gov
Patricia Manos, Ph.D. DBD Developmental Brain Disorders (301) 408-9866 manospa@csr.nih.gov
N. Suzan Nadi, Ph.D. CNNT Clin Neuroplasticity & Neurotransmitters (301) 435-1259 nadis@csr.nih.gov
Boris P. Sokolov, Ph.D. PMDA Path Basis of Mental Disorders & Addict (301) 435-1197 bsokolov@csr.nih.gov
Alexander G. Yakovlev, Ph.D. BINP Brain Injury and Neurovascular Pathol (301) 435-1254 yakovleva@csr.nih.gov

Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes (BBBP)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Dana J. Plude, Ph.D. IRG Chief, and CP Cognition & Perception (301) 435-2309 pluded@csr.nih.gov
Maribeth Champoux, Ph.D. MESH Biobeh Mech Emotion, Stress & Health (301) 594-3163 champoum@csr.nih.gov
Serena Chu, Ph.D. APDA Adult Psychopathol & Disorders of Aging (301) 500-5829 sechu@csr.nih.gov
Jane Doussard-Roosevelt, Ph.D. CPDD Child Psychopathol & Dev Disabilities (301) 435-4445 doussarj@csr.nih.gov
Mark D. Lindner, Ph.D. BRLE Biobehavioral Reg, Learning & Ethology (301) 915-6298 lindnermd@csr.nih.gov
Wind Cowles, Ph.D. LCOM Language & Communication (301) 432-7872 wind.cowles@nih.gov
Biao Tian, Ph.D. MFSR Motor Function, Speech & Rehabilitation (301) 437-9858 tianbi@csr.nih.gov

Emerging Technologies and Training in Neurosciences (ETTN)

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Joseph G. Rudolph, Ph.D. ETTN-A IRG Chief, Fellowships (301) 435-2212 josephru@csr.nih.gov
Cristina M. Bäckman, Ph.D. ETTN 10 Clinical Neurophysiology, Devices,
Neuroprosthetics and Biosensors
(301) 408-9193 cbackman@csr.nih.gov
Yvonne S. Bennett, Ph.D. NOIT Neurosci & Ophthal Imsging Technol (301) 379-3793 bennetty@csr.nih.gov
Eugene D. Carstea, Ph.D. MNG Molecular Neurogenetics (301) 408-9756 carsteae@csr.nih.gov
Robert C. Elliott, Ph.D. BNVT Bioeng Nsci, Vision, & Low Vis Technol (301) 435-3009 elliotro@csr.nih.gov
Paek Lee, Ph.D. ETTN 12 Sensory Technologies (301) 613-2064 leepg@csr.nih.gov
Yuan Luo, Ph.D. ETTN 11 Drug Discovery for Aging, Neuropsychiatric
and Neurologic Disorders
(301) 915-6303 luoy2@csr.nih.gov
Mary G. Schueler, Ph.D. F03A-N Neurodevelopment, Synaptic Plasticity & Neurodegeneration (301) 915-6301 marygs@csr.nih.gov

Neuroscience Fellowship Study Sections

Contact Branch/Program Phone Email
Kristin M. Kramer, Ph.D. F02A-J Behavioral Neuroscience (301) 437-0911 kramerkm@csr.nih.gov
Paek-Gyu Lee, Ph.D. F03B-A Biophysical and Physiological Neurosci (301) 613-2064 leepg@csr.nih.gov
Sharon Low, Ph.D. F02B-D Sens & Mot Neurosci, Cogn & Pcptn F03B-D
Biophys, Physiol, Pharm & Bioeng
(301) 237-1487 lowss@csr.nih.gov
Yuan Luo, Ph.D. F02B-M Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Neurosci (301) 915-6303 luoy2@csr.nih.gov
Vilen A. Movsesyan, Ph.D. F01-F Brain Disorders & Related Neurosci (301) 435-7278 movsesyanv@csr.nih.gov

NEW:
CSR Website for Applicants public.csr.nih.gov/ApplicantResources/Pages/default.aspx 
CSR Website for Reviewers public.csr.nih.gov/ReviewerResources/Pages/default.aspx 

Foreign Research Applications Have Additional Review Criteria
In addition to the regular NIH review criteria, reviewers rate research applications from foreign institutions for their ability to bring in talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions that are not available in the U.S. or that augment U.S. resources. Foreign applications have a good chance of getting funded if either the expertise or resources are not available in the United States, for example, access to a unique study population. Reviewers will consider the relevance of the proposed research to the Institute’s mission and check whether similar work is being done by U.S. investigators and whether there is a need for the research. If similar research is being done, the application will suffer in review. Also, in order to receive NIH funding, your research should benefit the health of the American population, as well as your local population.

NIH Peer Review Revealed
www.csr.nih.gov/video/video.asp 
The Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health has produced a series of videos to give you an inside look at how scientists from across the country review NIH grant applications for scientific and technical merit.

New and established applicants will find insights and understanding that can empower them to improve the applica-tions and increase their chances for receiving a more positive review.

Note: Since application submission and review policies discussed in the video may change, you should check for policy updates on the CSR and the NIH Office of Extramural Research Web sites. Investigators are strongly encouraged to contact program staff prior to submitting an application.

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Grant Application Tutorials

General Information about applying for NIH grants:

Human Subjects in NIH research grants:

  • Protecting Human Research Participants (from OER) - a two-hour online course that satisfies the NIH Human Subjects education requirement. The course is free, but you must register to take it. phrp.nihtraining.com 
  • Human Subjects Regulations Decision Charts (from OHRP) - A set of charts to help you decide whether your project is research that needs to be reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) www.hhs.gov/ohrp/policy/checklists/decisioncharts.html 

Grant-Writing Tip Sheets for NIH Research Grant Applications:

Grant writing tips for small business (SBIR) grants:

Electronic Submission of Grant Applications:

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Neuroscience Training Contact Information

Extramural Programs support Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships, Training Grants and Mentored Career Awards

Intramural Programs support young investigators to come to the NIH laboratories to conduct biomedical research

NIH Institute Contact Phone Email
National Institute of Mental Health Nancy L Desmond
Margarita Valencia
(301) 443-3107
(301) 451-4512
ndesmond@mail.nih.gov
valenciam@mail.nih.gov
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Stephen J. Korn
Rita W. Devine
(301) 496-4188
(301) 594-9562
korns@ninds.nih.gov
devinerw@mail.nih.gov
National Eye Institute Neeraj Agarwal
Cesar E. Perez-Gonzalez
(301) 451-4716
(301) 451-6763
agarwalnee@nei.nih.gov
cesarp@nei.nih.gov
National Institute on Drug Abuse Mimi M. Ghim
Stephen J. Heishman
(301) 402-1918
(410) 550-1547
ghimm@mail.nih.gov
heishman@nih.gov
National Institute on Aging Chyren Hunter
Arlene P. Jackson
(301) 496-9322
(410) 558-8470
hunterc@nia.nih.gov
jacksona@mail.nih.gov
National Human Genome Research Institute Bettie J. Graham (301) 496-7531 grahambj@mail.nih.gov
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Lindsey J. Grandison
Kathy K. Jung
(301) 443-0606
(301) 443-8744
lgrandis@mail.nih.gov
jungma@mail.nih.gov
National Institute on Deafness
and Other Communication Disorders
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas
David L. Robinson
(301) 496-1804
(301) 496-1601
alberto.rivera-rentas@nih.gov
robinsod@nidcd.nih.gov
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Richard A. Baird
Henry S. Eden
(301) 496-7671
(301) 435-1953
bairdri@mail.nih.gov
edenh@mail.nih.gov
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development
Dennis A. Twombly
Brenda R. Hanning
(301) 451-3371
(301) 451-7753
dtwombly@mail.nih.gov
hanningb@mail.nih.gov
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Lynn M. King
Deborah D. Philp
(301) 594-5006
(301) 594-6578
Lynn.king@nih.gov
dphilp@nidcr.nih.gov
National Institute of Nursing Research David H. Banks
Natalie A. Rasmussen
(301) 496-9558
(301) 443-5061
banksdh@mail.nih.gov
rasmussenna@mail.nih.gov
National Institute of General Medical Sciences Alison K. Hall (301) 594-3900 hallak@nigms.nih.gov
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Helena O. Mishoe
Herbert M. Geller
(301) 451-5081
(301) 451-9440
mishoeh@nih.gov
gellerh@nih.gov
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Carol A. Merchant
David B. Wilde
(301) 435-0790
(301) 435-0799
merchantc@mail.nih.gov
wilded@mail.nih.gov
National Institute of Diabetes
and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Judith M. Podskalny (301) 594-8876 podskalnyj@mail.nih.gov
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Carol A. Shreffler
Tammy R. Collins
(919) 541-1445
(919) 541-3344
shreffl1@niehs.nih.gov
collinstr@niehs.nih.gov
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Belinda K. Davis (301) 435-4541 davisb@mail.nih.gov
John E. Fogarty International Center Barbara J. Sina (301) 402-9467 sinab@mail.nih.gov

Receipt Dates for Fellowship Applications: April 8, August 8 and December 8 of each year.
(Note: F31 Predoctoral Fellowships to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research are due on the 13th of the month.)

Fellowship Study Section Descriptions and Rosters:
http://public.csr.nih.gov/StudySections/Fellowship/Pages/default.aspx 

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DIVISION OF NEUROSCIENCE AND BASIC BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

The Division provides support for research programs in the areas of basic neuroscience, genetics, basic behavioral science, research training, resource development, technology development, drug discovery, and research dissemination. The Division has the responsibility, in cooperation with other components of the Institute and the research community, for ensuring that relevant basic science knowledge is gen-erated and then harvested to create improved diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and behav-ioral disorders.

Through the various programs housed in its branches and offices, the Division offers support for a spectrum of relevant extramural activities. By reviewing the program descriptions, investigators should be able to identify an appropriate contact. For the Division and each program we also provide Areas of High Priority and Areas of Emphasis. In addition, we continue to encourage innovative applications in any area relevant to the mission of the Institute. Read the NIMH Strategic Objectives online at: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/strategic-planning-reports/index.shtml

Areas of High Priority

  • Develop new and use existing physiological and computational models to understand the bio-logical functions of genes, gene products, cells, and brain circuits in normal and abnormal mental function.
  • Elucidate how cognitive, affect, stress, and motivational processes interact and their role(s) in mental disorders through functional studies spanning levels of analysis (genomic, molecular, cellular, circuits, behavior) during development and throughout the lifespan.
  • Elucidate fundamental mechanisms (e.g., genetic, biological, behavioral, environmental) of complex social behavior.
  • Identify in diverse populations from the US and around the world genetic variants, epigenetic mechanisms, and gene-environment interactions that influence vulnerability to mental disorders, endophenotypes, and pharmacologic response profiles.
  • Identify biological markers (e.g., genetic, proteomic, imaging) in model systems and humans that could be further validated as methods for diagnosing and/or detecting risk/vulnerability, onset, progress, and/or severity of mental disorders.
  • Identify and validate new molecular targets and tools for drug discovery relevant to the treatment of mental disorders.

Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science - Research Components

  • Behavioral Science and Integrative Neuroscience Research Branch
  • Genomics Research Branch
  • Molecular, Cellular, and Genomic Neuroscience Research Branch
  • Office of Research Training and Career Development
  • Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs
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