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Human Brain Project opens call for proposals (€ 54,000,000)

The Human Brain Project is one of two FET Flagship initiatives. FET Flagships are ambitious, large-scale research projects that a scientific basis for future technological innovation and economic developments within different socially relevant domains. The Human Brain Project concerns a European survey on ten years into the functioning of the human brain. The Human Brain Project asks researchers to submit a proposal on one of the following topics:
• Human and Mouse neural channelomics and receptomics;
• Genotype to phenotype mapping of the mouse brain;
• Identifying, gathering and organizing multimodal human and non-human neuroscience data;
• Cognitive architectures;
• Novel methods for rule-based clustering or medical data;
• Neural configuration for neuromorphic computing systems;
• Virtual robotic environments, agents, sensory & motor systems;
• Theory of multiscale circuits.

The following are eligible to participate in the HBP Competitive Call: 
• any legal entity established in an EU Member State or an associated country or created under EU law;
• any international European interest organisation;
• any legal entity established in an FP7 international cooperation partner countries (ICPC).

International organisations, other than an international European interest organisation, or a legal entity established in a third country other than an associated country or international cooperation partner country may also participate but without EU funding. Existing beneficiaries in the HBP grant agreement cannot respond to this call.

The call will open on October 1, 2013. The deadline is November 6, 2013. The results will be known in February 2014 and the selected researchers will in April 2014 will take part in the project. The funding is € 54 million and is available from the seventh framework programme (FP7).

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