The Brain Imaging Center (BIC) was created to promote and facilitate cutting-edge and interdisciplinary human neuroscience research, training, and teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). We are located in the Dunham building on Yale’s central campus, close to the epicenter of the University, at the foot of Science Hill, among Social Science and Engineering departments, and connected to the Department of Psychology and its many human brain and behavior research labs. We are conveniently located for access by undergraduate and graduate students, including as part of methods coursework and independent research.
The BIC operates on an innovative funding model that removes financial barriers to scientific excellence. Whenever possible, we are supported by external grants for mature projects and established investigators, including from NIH and NSF. However, we also benefit from the generosity of donors, the Department of Psychology, and the Provost’s Office. This internal funding enables flexible use of the BIC without other support, including by new faculty hires, for established faculty pursuing early-stage, high-risk and/or new research directions, for undergraduate and graduate teaching and training, for methods development, and as a bridge between grants.
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