The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is committed to supporting research in the neurosciences, particularly as they affect developing systems and rehabilitation.
NICHD supports the full spectrum of basic, clinical, and translational research in the biomedical and behavioral neuroscience arenas, as well as research on the ethical, legal, and social implications of neuroscience research. This website provides information for researchers, scientists, health care providers, and others about NICHD funding and research opportunities within the neurosciences.
- Consumer-focused information about NICHD's neuroscience research is available in Neuroscience: Overview within the A to Z Topic section.
- Information about cross-NICHD neuroscience activities and advances is available at Neuroscience: NICHD Research Information within the A to Z Topic section.
In addition to NICHD-sponsored initiatives and investigator-initiated projects, the institute also participates in trans-NIH activities, including (but not limited to): Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative, NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study , HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term℠) Initiative, and INCLUDE (INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndromE) project.
Select from the following to learn more about NICHD's neuroscience research support activities.