Calls for Expression of Interest for SGA2

The Human Brain Project (HBP) aims to bring a large number of users to the HBP-Joint Platform  to make it even more attractive for the external science community and to foster new collaborations across the full width of the HBP’s Subprojects. To achieve this, a substantial amount of funding is available in the next two-year funding period (the SGA2) for partner organisations to help contribute.

The HBP is asking potential new Partners to submit proposals that will directly contribute to the development of the HBP Platforms and increase the scope of their application, in terms of neuroscience and clinical research. The selected Partners will become full Partners in the HBP Consortium.  The projects will run from April 2018 to March 2020 (SGA2 phase).

Please note that for some of the CEoIs, current Partners of the HBP Consortium are explicitly invited to write a proposal with new Partners and apply together. Details will be explicitly laid out in the Guide for Applicants.

Open Calls (published July 10, 2017)

 

Co-designing the HBP digital infrastructure for advancing the understanding of multilevel brain organisation (EUR 1,839,424.00; split between two selected proposals).

Click the link above for further details on this Call and the submission process.

For questions regarding this CEoI please email: codesigning-hbp@opencalls.humanbrainproject.eu

 

Data Protection Officer (EUR 318,750.00; one proposal will be selected).

Click the link above for further details on this Call and the submission process.

For questions regarding this CEoI please email: data-protection@opencalls.humanbrainproject.eu

 

Modelling Allosteric Drugs (EUR 225,000.00; one proposal will be selected).

Click the link above for further details on this Call and the submission process.

For questions regarding this CEoI please email: drug-design@opencalls.humanbrainproject.eu

 

Coordination of Gender Equality Activities (156,250.00 EUR; one proposal will be selected).

Click the link above for further details on this Call and the submission process.

For questions regarding this CEoI please email: gender-equality@opencalls.humanbrainproject.eu

 

Deadline for submission for all calls is 30 September 2017 (5pm CEST).

 

Upcoming Calls


Two Calls for Expression of Interest (CEoI) are due to be published in August 2017.

  • CEoI on comparative single cell analyses of principal neurons and interneurons in mice and humans (EUR 271,212.23 plus EUR 30,134.70 for platform vouchers; one proposal will be selected).

 

  • Medical Informatics Platform – exact topic(s) to be defined (EUR 900,000.00; further details to be published, available funds may increase).

Deadline for submission for these calls is 30 September 2017 (5pm CEST).

 

SGA2 CEoI evaluation Process:

Independent external evaluators will assess the submitted proposals. This remote evaluation process will be followed by a physical panel meeting, which will make the final selection.

The results of the evaluation will be announced in the end of November or beginning of December 2017.

The selected projects will be funded via the European Commission grant for SGA2.

The CEoI are managed by the Technische Universität München (TUM) together with the coordinator Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) on behalf of the HBP Consortium. Applications will be received through the ECHORD++ system, kindly provided by TUM. 

 

Closed Calls

 

 

FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call 2017 (closed)

Please visit FLAG-ERA for extensive information on transnational calls for collaboration with the EU Flagships.

The FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call 2017 (JTC 2017) is open. It is designed to expand the current Flagships with new research contributing to the Flagship objectives in selected areas. New researchers and researchers already in the Flagships are equally eligible. Selected projects are expected to be integrated into the Flagships as Partnering Projects.

To learn more on the topics, eligibility criteria and the submission of proposals to the JTC, please consult the Call Announcement. A correspondence table and contact information are provided here.

To prepare your proposal, please use the JTC 2017 Pre-Proposal Form and the Flagship partnership proposal form.

CEoI on Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience (closed)

The call for systems & cognitive neuroscience projects is now closed. 57 eligible proposals were submitted, and underwent the evaluation process. Independent evaluators were chosen based on their expertise in various fields of research related to the Call, covering topics such as cognitive neuroscience, systems neuroscience, theory, neuroinformatics, simulation and many more. Thirty-seven percent of the evaluators, who were from 17 different countries, were female, which is a remarkably high number compared to other research projects.

After a remote evaluation phase, a physical panel meeting took place in August 2015, and the results of the evaluation were published in September 2015. The selected projects will be funded via the European Commission grant for SGA1.

This CEoI was managed by Forschungszentrum Jülich (scientific aspects and review process) and the Technische Universität München (application and review process), on behalf of the HBP Consortium. Applications were received through the ECHORD++ system, kindly provided by TUM for this Call. 

Read the press release (PDF)

Click here to view winning proposals (PDF)

The Call in Brief

The HBP wanted to add four systems & cognitive neuroscience projects which:

  • Bridged from basic anatomy and physiology to mapping and cognition, plus theory and modelling
  • Used and/or fed at least two HBP Platforms including specification of data and/or tools
  • Included two or more spatial and/or temporal scales
  • Provided actual simulation models and/or disease models related to the cognitive function studied
  • Offered real-world applications (e.g. software, atlases, robotics, neuromorphic computing, drug design, etc.).