Center for Brain Recovery and Repair

Funding Opportunities

The Brain and Behavioral Health Institute (BBHI) of the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center (HSC) is soliciting applications from all HSC faculty members for mini-grants to help access UNM core resources in Domenici Hall. 

Domenici Hall is being developed as the hub for interdisciplinary brain and behavioral research programs at UNM HSC.  Core resources include state of the art facilities and services for rodent behavioral testing, animal MRI, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), optical and electrophysiology, cell and molecular, image analysis, neuropsychological testing and clinical assessment. 

All core services operate on a fee-for-service basis and, while rates are modest, it is appreciated that some users do not have grant or departmental funds available for UNM core user fees.  For this reason, we are allocating BBHI funds through this mini-grant mechanism, to be used specifically for core user fees, for UNM Domenici Hall cores.

BBHI offers Mini-Grants for Utilization of UNM Domenici Hall Core Facilities. 

The following UNM Domenici Hall Research Cores are included:

  • Animal MRI Core: Provides structural and functional MRI in animal models with a 7T 37 cm bore MR scanner.  Combined PET/MRI imaging is now also available.
  • Clinical Neuropsychology and Stimulation (Center for Brain Recovery and Repair): Offers advanced neuropsychological testing, transcranial direct current stimulation, EEG, and technical support for functional near-infrared spectroscopy.
  • Image Analysis Core: Workstations for MRI, histological, MEG analysis
  • Preclinical Assessment Core (Center for Brain Recovery and Repair): Optical core offers four workstations to measure in vitro and in vivo measurements of cellular activity. Advanced behavioral testing facilities for rodents are also available.

Please contact Faith Ann Brandt  for questions on applying deadlines and applying for a BBHI Mini-Grant.