1986: BRAIN established in Tokyo with research funding programs for private sectors

1996: Fundamental funding programs initiated

2003: Incorporated into Agriculture Research Organization (ARO)

2006: Incorporated into National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO)

2011: Office relocated to Saitama City

2016: Restructured as a funding-specific agency in the NARO system

2018: Office relocated to Kawasaki City