The International BCI Award, endowed with 6,000 USD, is one of the top accolades in BCI research. The Award was created to recognize outstanding and innovative research in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces. The BCI Award Foundation organizes the annual BCI Award and guarantees scientific objectivity by assigning an independent and international jury assembled with world-leading BCI experts who work with invasive and non-invasive BCI in both research and clinical environments to judge the submitted projects. The BCI Award Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 in Austria, chaired by Christoph Guger and Gerwin Schalk.
This competition is open to any BCI researcher or group worldwide. 12 projects are nominated before the winner is announced at the BCI Award Ceremony.
The BCI Award is a very prestigious prize that attracts leading groups developing neural prostheses. I have seen a steady increase in the award’s popularity and the quality of submitted projects. Importantly, nominated projects are presented in an annual book series, which presents a collection of the best BCI studies conducted each year.
I foresee that the BCI Award will become an equivalent of a Nobel prize in the field of brain interfaces, and it will define the key directions in this growing research field.
– Mikhail A. Lebedev, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Read the interview with the 2nd place winner of the BCI Award 2017 about her research "Decoding Inner Speech" on the g.tec Blog.
5 STEPS TO SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT
All projects will be treated confidentially.
The jury will score the submitted projects on the basis of a list of criteria. Your project should get high scores in several of the criteria to get a high ranking. Thus, you should consider the following questions when writing your submission:
The 12 nominated projects will be invited to publish their work in the “BCI State-Of-The-Art” book series by Springer.