[Comp-neuro] Submit Now - Call for Research Projects | Bitbrain

Eduardo López-Larraz eduardo.lopez at bitbrain.es
Tue Aug 4 15:09:25 CEST 2020

Call for Research Projects

Bitbrain grants up to 150K€ of equipment for Research Projects in the areas
of human behavior and brain-computer interfaces.

Aim of the Call

This year has been unexpectedly complicated for all of us. We have had an
ongoing threat to public health with a strong impact on economic activity
in every country and organization. Scientific endeavors have been delayed
in most research fields, and many research conferences and symposiums have
been delayed or canceled. The aim of this call is to catalyze and mobilize
research in human behavior and brain-computer interfaces during this
difficult time, by supporting outstanding research projects for 2 years of
duration starting in 2021. This is our way of giving back to the scientific
community and helping research projects start-up in the wake of COVID 19.
Bitbrain's mission is to boost real-world research and real-life
applications that enhance people's lives. For this reason, we particularly
welcome project proposals from academia or research institutions that are
exploring neuroscience research in real-world settings.

The deadline for submissions is September 21st, 2020.

More info here:  https://www.bitbrain.com/call-for-projects-2020

The Awards

This initiative awards projects with up to a total of 150K€ in Bitbrain
equipment plus software licenses. Bitbrain systems are specifically
designed to facilitate research in real-world settings and include
high-tech EEG brain sensing devices and 35+ complementary monitoring
technologies, as well as human behavior research software solutions for
synchronized multimodal data acquisition and analysis.

Call topics


   Topic 1: Human Behavior Research: We are looking for projects that
   expand the understanding of human behavior using multimodal approaches,
   preferably in ecological and natural conditions. The research includes, but
   is not limited to, cognitive sciences, clinical research, education,
   developmental psychology, human performance, UX or human factors,
   neuroeconomics, hyperscanning, neuroaesthetics, etc.

Awards: According to the research needs of the project, the award may
include the following: 1) Hardware: dry/semi-dry EEG systems in combination
with a wide range of biosensors (GSR, BVP, ExG, etc) specifically developed
to carry out real-world research, while favoring signal quality, usability,
set up time, and user comfort. 2) Software: SDK for real-time I/O and
third-party data processing (LSL, Matlab, Python, BCI200, etc); SennsLab
software for synchronized data collection of 35+ types of biosensors and
other research modalities including eye-tracking, cameras, microphones,
etc, and other 3rd party options such as E-prime; SennsMetrics software for
computation and data analysis of behavioral metrics.


   Topic 2: Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI): We are looking for projects
   that expand the introduction or usage of brain-computer interfaces in
   ecological and natural conditions. Research project proposals should focus
   on the application of brain-computer interfaces in real-world scenarios, in
   areas such as immersive environments, neurorehabilitation, neuroadaptive
   technologies, hyperscanning, neuroprosthetics, etc.

Awards: According to the research needs of the project, the award may
include the following: 1) Hardware: Mobile EEG systems for brain-computer
interfaces including dry-EEG devices and semi-dry EEG systems (8, 16, 32
and 64ch), with a very quick and easy setup and comfortable interface. 2)
Software: programming tools with great compatibility with real-time I/O and
third-party data processing (LSL, Matlab, Python, BCI2000, OpenVibe, etc).



   Alan Kingstone, Ph.D. <https://psych.ubc.ca/profile/alan-kingstone/>,
   Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia. Canada.

   Ander Ramos, Ph.D. <https://www.ramoslab.org/>, Head of the
   Neurorehabilitation Lab. University of Tübingen. Germany.

   Dima Amso, Ph.D.
   Professor, Department of Psychology at Columbia University. USA.

   Gernot Müller-Putz, Ph.D.
   Professor and Head of the Institute of Neural Engineering. Graz University
   of Technology. Austria.

   Marco Congedo, Ph.D.
   <https://www.gipsa-lab.grenoble-inp.fr/page_pro.php?vid=518>, Charge de
   Research (CNRS), France.

   Tad Brunye, Ph.D <https://ase.tufts.edu/psychology/spacelab/members.htm>.,
   Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Tufts University;
   Senior Research Psychologist, Army Natick Soldier Research, Development,
   and Engineering Center, USA.

   Tiago Falk, Ph.D. <http://musaelab.ca/team-view/prof-tiago-h-falk/>,
   Associate Professor and Multimedia/Multimodal Signal Analysis and
   Enhancement (MuSAE) Laboratory.  University of Toronto. Canada.

Important Dates


   Submission of applications: 21st September

   Communication of the awards: 6th October

   Contracts: 12th October

   Equipment delivering: 20th December

   Kick-off Meetings: 11th January

More info here:  https://www.bitbrain.com/call-for-projects-2020
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