Adaptive Brain and Behavior

Adaptive Brain and Behavior

Our team aims to explore the dynamic nature of the brain as it changes and adapts across the lifespan and to a variety of different contexts. We strive to apply our understanding of the brain to improve quality of life.

Adaptive Brain and Behavior, Destination Areas, Virginia Tech

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About the Adaptive Brain and Behavior Pathways Minor.

ABB Request for Proposals: Professional Development

The Adaptive Brain and Destination Area with funding support from the Institute of Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) is soliciting professional development funding proposals.

Eligibility: Current Virginia Tech research faculty, P&T faculty, and collegiate faculty.
Funding Support
: The ABB will support requests up to $2,000 each with an overall maximum support of $10,000. Funded applicants will need to spend the allocation by 6/30/2019.
Due Date
: March 31, 2019.
Send Proposals by email and any correspondence to
: Barry Miller, ABB Program Manager, 302-383-8900
: Proposals should be brief (1/2 page maximum) outlining the opportunity and how it will advance the applicant in one of the three ABB thematic areas (decision-making, development across the lifespan, physical and psychological trauma).

Examples of suitable ABB Professional Development Funding Opportunities include travel awards to ABB-related scientific meetings, registration fees for training courses outside of Virginia Tech, support for ABB-related workgroups, assistance with ABB course development, etc.

Growing Convergence Research

Interested researchers may request up to
$1,200,000 total for the first two years and $2,400,000 for the last three years

Growing Convergence Research (GCR) at the National Science Foundation was identified as one of 10 Big Ideas.
Convergence research is a means for solving vexing research problems, in particular, complex problems focusing on societal needs.

Georgia Hodes, faculty member in the School of Neuroscience, explores treatments for depression that target the body’s immune response system.

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About the Adaptive Brain and Behavior Destination Area.


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Stanger Street
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061