A neuroscience research center operating out of Kansas State has received millions in grant funds, the second phase of the program which began in 2017.

The National Institutes of Health provided over 11 million dollars to the K-State led Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity Center. The funding will support work over the next 5 years, with researchers exploring how the human brain changes over time.

CNAP Director Kimberly Kirkpatrick called the award a ‘fantastic achievement,’ adding they have plans to use the money to make significant infrastructure upgrades as well as support junior faculty development.

Researchers say new work over the next 5 years will build on research conducted over the past 5 years, which was supported by 10 and a half million dollars in grant funding provided in the prior phase.

CNAP draws researchers from other institutions such as KU and Wichita State, as well as interdisciplinary scholars from numerous colleges at KSU.