Past Calls

 

An archive of past Calls for Expression of Interest

The FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call (JTC) 2021

 

This Call is now closed.

This Call aimed to support the Human Brain Project and allow researchers to complement the current Flagship projects and to collaborate towards the achievement of their vision using existing or dedicated transnational, national, and regional calls.

The proposal submission deadline was 19 April 2021.

For all detailed information, eligibility criteria and application process, please visit the FLAG-ERA website.

Please note: While preparing the proposals, consortia were encouraged to contact the EBRAINS High-Level Support Team (flag-era2021@ebrains.eu) if it was in their interest to explore whether the services developed by EBRAINS offered potentially valuable solutions to fulfil their aim.

Call for EBRAINS Workshops

 

This Call is now closed.

Through this Call for Expressions of Interest (CEoI), applicants (from within and outside the HBP) could request administrative and financial support provided by the HBP Education Programme for the planning and organisation of an EBRAINS Workshops event.

In total, up to 5 proposals were selected during SGA3. The HBP Education Programme offered up to EUR 22,000 financial support and 3-4 person-month administrative support, per event.

EBRAINS Services for Sensitive Data (EBRAINS SSD)

 

This Call is now closed. The HealthDataCloud project was selected.

This Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) aimed to establish EBRAINS Services for Sensitive Data (EBRAINS SSD) as a part of the EBRAINS Research Infrastructure. The EBRAINS SSD shall 1) serve multinational research consortia in Europe, in support of basic, clinical and translational research in the diverse field of neuroscience, 2) deliver services and tools required to work efficiently across countries with research on sensitive neuroscience data originating from human subjects (directly identifiable or pseudonymised data), including collaborative sharing, collecting and analysing sensitive data. The EBRAINS SSD should also define routes for public sharing of its outputs (anonymised data and results) through the EBRAINS Data and Knowledge services.

Budget: EUR 1,000,000 Direct Costs. Maximum funding per proposal: EUR 1,000,000 (PLUS 25% Indirect Costs), one proposal was selected.

The proposal submission deadline was 20 May 2021 at 17:00 (Brussels time, this corresponds to 15:00 UTC). Further information was provided in the Call Documents here on the HBP Open Calls Platform.

Covid-19 and its impact on the brain and mental health

 

This Call is now closed. Two projects, BRAVE and MODEL-COV, were selected.

The goal of this Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) was to support COVID-19 research, in particular in the field of COVID-19-related brain-disorders and mental health issues, by building on the strengths of EBRAINS. The successful applicant(s) contribute, in close collaboration with HBP Partners, to the HBP project mission, complement expertise already present in the HBP, and use a portfolio of tools and services provided by EBRAINS to conduct the proposed work.

Budget: EUR 450,000 Direct Costs. Maximum funding per proposal: EUR 225,000 (plus 25% Indirect Costs). Two proposals were selected.

For more information, Call documents were available here on the HBP Open Calls Platform.

The proposal submission deadline was 30 April 2021 at 17:00 (Brussels time, this corresponds to 16:00 UTC). A pre-final version of the proposal should have been uploaded at least 3 days before the deadline (by 27 April 2021).

EBRAINS Research Infrastructure Voucher Programme Call 2020

 

This Call is now closed. Learn more about the selected projects here.

This Call was open to non-HBP researchers from academic and non-academic research (including hospitals), industry and pharma (SMEs and companies).

Applicants had to contact the HBP during the application phase to work together with the EBRAINS engineers concerned to refine their proposals.

A Voucher is not for direct funding, it funds 4 - 12 months of EBRAINS engineering/development time (maximum 12 Person Months) to implement requested RI features, plus travel costs.

It was possible to apply for the Call on the HBP Open Calls Platform here.

Submission deadline: 6 November 2020 17:00 Brussels time.

For questions, interested parties could contact: vouchers@humanbrainproject.eu

People were invited to distribute the announcement flyer  within their community.

Brain Atlas and simulation engine adapter construction

 

This Call is now closed.

This Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) was for experts in computer engineering and software development interested in contributing to the building of one of the largest computational infrastructures in Europe dedicated to neuroscience.

Budget: EUR 450,000 Direct Costs (plus 25% Indirect Costs). One proposal was selected.

The pre-proposal submission deadline was 30 September 2020 17:00 Brussels time. The proposal submission deadline was 26 October 2020 17:00 Brussels time.

All applicants had to submit a pre-proposal and the full proposal by the given deadlines. They could apply on the HBP Open Calls Platform here.

Application of functional architectures supporting advanced cognitive functions to address AI problems of industrial relevance

 

The Call is now closed. Learn more about the selected projects here.

This Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) was for organisations interested in the application of functional architectures to address AI and automation problems of industrial and commercial relevance, with special emphasis on vision.

Budget: EUR 1,000,000 Direct Costs. Maximum funding per proposal: EUR 500,000 (plus 25% Indirect Costs). Two proposals were selected.

The pre-proposal submission deadline was 30 September 2020 17:00 Brussels time. The proposal submission deadline was 26 October 2020 17:00 Brussels time.

All applicants had to submit a pre-proposal and the full proposal by the given deadlines. Applications could apply on the HBP Open Calls Platform here.

High-level neuro-symbolic processing for guidance of goal-directed behaviour

 

The Call is now closed. Learn more about the selected projects here.

This Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) was for cognitive neuroscientists, researchers in learning theory, Artificial Intelligence, and neurorobotics interested in developing neural network models of working memory and selective attention for temporary information processing and guidance of goal-directed behaviour.

Budget: EUR 450,000 Direct Costs (plus 25% Indirect Costs). One proposal was selected.

The pre-proposal submission deadline was 30 September 2020 17:00 Brussels time. The proposal submission deadline was 26 October 2020 17:00 Brussels time.

All applicants had to submit a pre-proposal and the full proposal by the given deadlines. Applications could apply on the HBP Open Calls Platform here.

Engagement of Industry, SMEs and start-ups

 

 The Call is now closed. Learn more about the selected projects here.

This Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) was for companies, most notably SMEs and technology-based start-ups, operating in the field of digital neurosciences interested in the development of tools and services for the shared EBRAINS digital brain Research Infrastructure (RI).

Budget: EUR 1,000,000 Direct Costs. Maximum funding per proposal: EUR 250,000 (plus 25% Indirect Costs). Four proposals were selected.

The pre-proposal submission deadline was 30 September 2020 17:00 Brussels time. The proposal submission deadline was 26 October 2020 17:00 Brussels time.

All applicants had to submit a pre-proposal and the full proposal by the given deadlines. Applicants could apply on the HBP Open Calls Platform here.

The HBP Research Infrastructure Voucher Programme Call 2019

 

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is providing its expertise and skills to researchers and groups around the world through the HBP Research Infrastructure (RI) Voucher Programme.

The Vouchers give researchers outside the Project access to the HBP infrastructure services and its engineers; with the help of the engineers, the Voucher winners will be to implement new infrastructure capabilities to solve specific problems not covered by the current RI toolset. The focus is on projects that will be relevant for using and/or contributing to the further development of the HBP research infrastructure.

The aim was to open the HBP research infrastructure to meet the needs of the user community in a dynamic new way and to establish collaborations that pursue technology innovation and engineering solutions of mutual interest and benefit.

A Call for applications for the RI Voucher Programme 2019 opened on 16 July 2019, with the first cut-off date on 27 September 2019 17:00 Brussels time (CET).

SGA3 CEoI Evaluation Process

 

All submitted proposals were evaluated by acknowledged external experts from relevant research fields and by reviewers from the broader scientific community (all referred to as ‘experts’). To avoid conflicts of interest, the experts were independent of the HBP Consortium and the applicants. The conflict of interest rules for this Call are set out here. Experts maintained strict confidentiality with respect to the entire evaluation process. Experts performed evaluations in their private capacity, not as representatives of their employer, their country or any other entity. Under no circumstance could an expert attempt to contact an applicant directly, either during the evaluation or afterwards. Experts could not submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) proposal for the Call they were reviewing.

This remote evaluation process was followed by a remote panel meeting, which made the final selection.

Redress requests could only be based on procedural grounds and had to be submitted by the proposal coordinator within 30 calendar days from the receipt of the official letter. The redress procedure is set out here .

The selected projects are funded via the European Commission grant for SGA3.

The CEoIs were managed by the Technische Universität München (TUM) together with the coordinator EBRAINS AISBL on behalf of the HBP Consortium. Applications were received through the Open Calls Platform kindly provided by TUM.