Duke researchers are experts in the full range of neuroscience inquiry, from understanding basic mechanisms to the application of brain sciences, from addressing major public health challenges to collaborations involving the arts and humanities. DIBS provides many opportunities for those interested in the brain to connect to each other.
What makes DIBS special is our ability to bring people together—to provide opportunities to connect in person. We do that through logistical and financial support for many activities, both within the DIBS Cube and at other campus locations.
Research Seed-Grant Funding
DIBS supports two seed-grant funding programs: Research Incubator Awards and Research Germinator Awards. These high-risk/high-return funding mechanisms provide funding for research that is exploratory and therefore not yet ready for external funding.
Interdisciplinary Research Centers & Groups
DIBS supports a number of research communities united by interest areas within the brain sciences. Our five Research Centers and four Research Groups promote research, education, and outreach addressing both fundamental and translational issues.
DIBS hosts an annual DIBS Distinguished Lecture & Symposium, as well as participates in a number of other interdisciplinary symposia.