The Human Brain Project is open to bringing in new partners via Calls for Expression of Interest.

Open Calls
 

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Call for EBRAINS Workshops

Through this Call for Expressions of Interest (CEoI), applicants (from within and outside the HBP) can 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 will be selected during SGA3. The HBP Education Programme will offer up to EUR 22,000 financial support and 3-4 person-month administrative support, per event.

The call is permanently open, but proposals are evaluated after certain cut-off dates.

The first cut-off date is 1 February 2021.

Any proposal submitted by the first cut-off date will be evaluated in Spring 2021, and can take place in the second half of 2021.

It is recommended to use Firefox to upload the proposal.

Interested applicants are encouraged to get in touch with the HBP Education Programme during the application stage at workshops.edu@humanbrainproject.eu.

Apply here.

 

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EBRAINS Infrastructure Training events support during SGA3

The HBP Education Programme has published a new Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) for EBRAINS Infrastructure Training events. Applicants from within and outside the HBP can request administrative and financial support provided by the HBP Education Programme for the planning and organisation of an EBRAINS Infrastructure Training.

In total, 20 proposals will be selected during SGA3. The HBP Education Programme will offer up to EUR 9,000 financial support and 1 person-month administrative support, per event.

The Call is permanently open and proposals will be evaluated as they are submitted. The CEoI and further information can be found on the HBP Open Calls Platform:

https://opencalls2.humanbrainproject.eu/call/ebrains-infrastructure-training

 

Recently Closed Calls
 

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EBRAINS Research Infrastructure Voucher Programme Call 2020

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

Applicants have 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.

Apply here.

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

For questions, contact: vouchers@humanbrainproject.eu

Feel free to distribute the announcement flyer  within your community.

 

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Brain Atlas and simulation engine adapter construction

A Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) 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 will be selected.

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

All applicants must submit a pre-proposal and the full proposal by the given deadlines. Apply here.

For questions, please contact info@opencalls.humanbrainproject.eu

 

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

A Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) 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 will be selected.

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

All applicants must submit a pre-proposal and the full proposal by the given deadlines. Apply here.

For questions, please contact info@opencalls.humanbrainproject.eu

 

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

A Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) 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 will be selected.

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

All applicants must submit a pre-proposal and the full proposal by the given deadlines. Apply here.

For questions, please contact info@opencalls.humanbrainproject.eu

 

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Engagement of Industry, SMEs and start-ups

A Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI) 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 will be selected.

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

All applicants must submit a pre-proposal and the full proposal by the given deadlines. Apply here.

For questions, please contact info@opencalls.humanbrainproject.eu

 

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The HBP Research Infrastructure Voucher Programme Call 2019

Download the Guide for Applicants:  The HBP Research Infrastructure Voucher Programme Call 2019 Guide for Applicants (doc.)

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 is 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 will be 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 are independent of the HBP Consortium and the applicants. The conflict of interest rules for this call are set out here. Experts will maintain strict confidentiality with respect to the entire evaluation process. Experts perform evaluations in their private capacity, not as representatives of their employer, their country or any other entity. Under no circumstance may an expert attempt to contact an applicant directly, either during the evaluation or afterwards. Experts cannot submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) proposal for the call they are reviewing.

This remote evaluation process will be followed by a remote panel meeting, which will make the final selection.

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

The CEoIs 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 Open Call Portal, kindly provided by TUM.