Bordeaux Neurocampus Call for proposal – Seed Projects 2024

Bordeaux Neurocampus and GPR BRAIN_2030 launch a call to launch new innovative projects and gather preliminary data for future applications to funding agencies. Seed funding should be used to obtain preliminary results to develop or strengthen intra-Bordeaux Neurocampus collaborations with the prospect to build competitive consortiums.

In line with the UB policy on inclusive scientific excellence, submitted proposal need to provide a brief diversity description of the consortium. Note that diversity takes many forms in terms of gender, nationality, age, professional seniority, etc.

Eligibility criteria

  • Participants must comply with one of two eligibility criteria, either a) OR b):
    a) The project should involve at least 2 members of Bordeaux Neurocampus Department from different institutes (at least two different institutes). Partners from other departments can be added but cannot be funded by Bordeaux Neurocampus. The collaboration should be new: the partners have not published together in the last 3 years. If you are a tenure researcher who is currently an ERC grant investigator, you are ineligible to apply for a Seed Project grant.
    b) The candidate is a young tenure-track researcher (including IdEx/Region chairs, junior professors’ chairs, pre-recruitment chairs) (PhD thesis defended less than 10 years ago, after 01/01/2014). ERC or JCJC grants are ineligible to apply for a Seed Project young grant investigator.
  • Only one application per person.
  • The “Seed Projects 2023” laureates are ineligible.
  • The allocated funds must be spent within 2024.
  • The maximum amount of the project is 44 000 €.
  • The distribution of the funds must be as follows:
    • 24 000 € for human resources
    • 20 000 € for running costs

Evaluation criteria

  • Objectives and scientific hypotheses
  • Significance: Does the project address an important problem or a critical barrier to progress in the field?
  • Complementarity: Do the investigators have complementarity and integrated expertise appropriate for the project? If the candidate is a young tenured researcher, is the project an interesting development for the host team?
  • Innovation and originality: Are the concepts or methodologies novel or original?
  • Feasibility and competitiveness: Is the work program feasible in due time and budget, and the potential results decisive?

Parity will be taken into account in the evaluation.


Send your application by e-mail to .

Application form (.doc) 

Deadline: February 15th 2024.


Publication: 18/01/24
Mise à jour: 18/01/24