Technical Boost in Neuroscience 2024
Call for projects closed Interview and/or deliberation until : Dec 19, 2023

Call Presentation

NeuroMarseille institute wishes to promote scientific exchanges and encourage the emergence of collaborative projects within Marseille’s neuroscience community. The institute constitutes a component of Aix-Marseille University (AMU) supported by AMIDEX funding. The use of funding is therefore governed by AMIDEX financial rules and subject to evaluation.

In this context, NeuroMarseille institute opens this call titled Collaborative “Technical Boost” Grant in Neuroscience, in order to promote collaboration between a researcher (or post-doc or PhD student) and an engineer responsible for a technical platform.

Each project will be granted up to 10 k€ over a period of 12 months.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants: Personnel belonging to research units (UMR) affiliated to NeuroMarseille can answer this call, including researchers (CR, MCU, DR, Pr, PU), engineers (AI, IE, IR), as well as Post-docs and PhD students. The two partners must belong to two different laboratories.

Research program: the research program can be new or the continuation of an ongoing project, in need of an innovative technical experiment in order to provide new insight. The evaluated criteria will be: the program feasibility (available equipment, new equipment if needed, personnel involved, etc…), as well as the scientific quality and the innovative nature of the project.

Eligible expenses: A detailed budget must be attached to the project proposal. Eligible expenses include: operating costs and equipment for the platform needed in the context of the project.

Application modalities

Submission: The project submission deadline is 12 November 2023, at 23:59. Applicants must use the Application Form provided by NeuroMarseille.

Evaluation: The Scientific Committee, composed of NeuroMarseille neuroscientists, will evaluate and select the projects. The evaluations will be sent by e-mail to the applicants from the 2nd week of January 2024.

Commitments associated with funding

The grantees involved in the project will be asked

  • To give with their application a brief description of their project for communication purposes
  • To send a brief description of the results they have obtained, the objectives achieved and the follow-up envisaged (application for funding, publication, etc…)including a “data management plan” = a short section describing how data have been produced, documented, (re)used, managed and shared during and after the project. It is a tool to help set up a reflection on research data to make it FAIR (easy to Find, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable, etc.).
  • To possibly present their findings during the events organized by NeuroMarseille
  • To possibly be part of the next Scientific Committee.

Oral communication supports, poster communications and websites must display the logos of NeuroMarseille, A*MIDEX and “France 2030”.

Publications resulting from this funding will respect the signature chart for scientific publications of Aix-Marseille University[1] available on the Amidex’s website.
Please include the following mention:

This work has received support from the French government under the Programme « Investissements d’Avenir », Initiative d’Excellence d’Aix-Marseille Université via A*Midex funding (AMX-19-IET-004), and ANR (ANR-17-EURE-0029).

Application form