Detall de la convocatòria


Característiques principals
My Brain Map initiative funds pilot studies that would propose novel exploratory ways to model seizure propagation in a personalized brain network model. We are looking for proposals that seek to test novel, unconventional hypotheses or pursue major methodological or technical challenges in network modeling for epilepsy. We are interested in funding innovative multi-scale approaches to brain mapping. Therefore, we encourage proposal submissions that can begin to correlate standard measures of macro-network activity (i.e. EEG and/or fMRI) with microphysiological mechanisms (such as oxygen, microdialysis of extracellular fluids, local field potentials, etc).

Our ultimate end-goal is to create a user-friendly data visualization tool for seizure propagation personalized to the individual’s brain network. This request for proposals will be used to fund the preliminary exploratory work needed to develop a prototype visualization tool. The following will be prioritized:
  • Investigators who propose employing new technologies and/or new analytical methods on existing data sets already collected.
  • Lloc de presentació
    El personal de l'IMIM i PSMAR que necessiteu més informació adreceu-vos a:
    Servei de Recerca. C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88. 08003 Barcelona. Tel.: 93.316.04.00.
    • Carol Barnwell, Ext.: 1670
    • Marta López, Ext.: 1576
    Convocatòria (URL)
    Informació addicional
    There is a two-step process for requesting funding:
    Applicants should submit a Letter of Intent, due June 21, 2019
    Full grant applications will be due on November 29, 2019.
    1 year
    The LOI application consists of the following components:
    1. Title Page: Enter the project title. (Title length cannot exceed 75 characters)
    2. Applicant/PI Information: For Team applications, identify one PI for administrative purposes of grant submission. This is the Applicant.
    3. Organization/Institution Information: This is the Administrative PI’s institution.
    4. Key Personnel Information: Identify other PIs on the team. All PIs share authority for project leadership.
    5. LOI: 4‐page maximum that must be formatted in Arial 11 point or Times New Roman 12-point font with no less than ½ inch margins. Components of the LOI include:
    (a) Description of how the team/individual/organization can contribute to the project, outlining the specific role of each participant, and synergistic opportunities
    (b) Description of the unmet need that the proposal is addressing for network modeling of seizure propagation. If you are testing an unconventional, exceptionally novel hypothesis, how does it challenge the standard paradigm for network modeling of seizure propagation? If you are addressing a technological or methodological problem, what makes the problem especially challenging?
    (c) Description of the data sets being used for the network modeling exploratory analysis and the capacity of the team to either use this existing data or obtain this data with novel technologies to do pilot work during the term of the proposal.
    (d) Description of the network assignment (i.e. nodes and edges of the connectome) upon which the dynamic mathematical modeling or tool development will be based.
    (e) Discussion of how this proposal is unique from already ongoing initiatives in brain mapping.
    Letters exceeding the 4‐page limit will not be considered. References are not included in the page limit amount.


    26Feb19 RFP My Brain Map.pdf