2022 Award Application Details

The 3Brain - Massimo Grattarola Award 2022

In 2004, 3Brain started with the EU project called IDEA to introduce CMOS-powered cell-electronic interfaces into the field of functional recordings. More than 15 years later, 3Brain provides the most advanced HD-MEA technology to researchers in the fields of basic and translational neuroscience.

Now, it’s your turn to share your ideas and let us know how you would like to use our technology to advance neuroscience research. 3Brain is now offering a €15,000 prize this year to support neuroscientists early in their scientific journey. Please note, that it is the project idea that is awarded, therefore providing MEA data in the application is not required.

We offer this prize in the name of Massimo Grattarola, one of the leading scientists and pioneer in the fields of bioelectronics and neuroengineering, who also laid the foundation for works that would have later merged into 3Brain's technology.


We look forward to all the great applications this year for The 3Brain - Massimo Grattarola Award!
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In 2004, 3Brain started with the EU project called IDEA to introduce CMOS-powered cell-electronic interfaces into the field of functional recordings. More than 15 years later, 3Brain provides the most advanced HD-MEA technology to researchers in the fields of basic and translational neuroscience.

Now, it’s your turn to share your ideas and let us know how you would like to use our technology to advance neuroscience research. 3Brain is now offering a 15,000€ prize this year to support neuroscientists at the beginning of their scientific journey. Please note, that it is the project idea that is awarded, therefore providing MEA data in the application is not required.

We offer this prize in the name of Massimo Grattarola, one of the leading scientists and pioneer in the fields of bioelectronics and neuroengineering, who also laid the foundation for works that would have later merged into 3Brain's technology.


Thank you to all applicants who applied for this year's 3Brain Massimo Grattarola Award!
Don't forget to follow us on Twitter or Linkedin as the finalists have been contacted and now we await for the final winner to this year's Award!

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Application details

Status

OPEN

CLOSED

Funders

3Brain AG

Funding Type

Award

Amount Awarded

€15,000 Euro

Closing Time

25, July. 2022 17:00 CET

Who can apply:

Applications can be submitted by researchers that hold a doctorate and at least a 50% position at an academic institution, government institution or non-profit organization in any part of the world. The applicant's position must be guaranteed for at least 1 year, starting from the contest deadline date. Additionally, only applicants with a Ph.D., under 40 years of age at the date of the contest deadline, and who authored/co-authored at least one peer-reviewed publication including functional recordings on in-vitro or ex-vivo neuronal models will be considered. An extention of 1 year can be applied to those who went through maternity leave.

Eligible projects:

The application must concern a novel use of HD-MEA or CorePlate™ technology applied to brain research. Submitted projects will be reviewed in two rounds of evaluation according to the following criteria:

○ Novelty, creativity and originality of the project
○ Impact of the anticipated results for the field of research
○ Long-term impact in improving relevant aspects of our society
○ Clarity and quality of the project description

How to apply:

To apply, fill the application form you can download here and send it to awards@3brain.com (by 17:00 CET of 25th July, 2022). Applicants with the most inspiring idea will be informed at the beginning of September and asked to provide a 15 min live presentation in mid September to the reviewing committee (more details in Conditions).

The winner will be announced in early October with a brief interview about them and their team. Please make sure to read the Conditions for more information and details on the application process.

Past Winners

2021
Dr. Martial Caillaud (Université de Nantes) was the first winner of the 3Brain - Massimo Grattarola Award in 2021!
"I am very honored to have received this award and would like to thank 3Brain and the members of the Massimo Grattarola award committee for choosing my project.

I have just started my second postdoc in the "Inserm-U1235 TENS lab" at the
Université de Nantes (France) and my project focuses on the interaction between the gut microbiota and the enteric nervous system in autism spectrum disorders.

This award will greatly help me to initiate my research project in the lab. In addition, with this award, I will also be able to develop the electrophysiology approaches in the lab and in particular the MultiElectrode Array for the study of enteric neuronal networks.
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- Martial Caillaud, PhD

By submitting your project, you agree to the Conditions from the date of the submission.

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