Research Challenge

This prestigious international prize allows new researchers to gain valuable research experience and help kick-start their careers in neuroscience.

2016 Challenge Winners

Helen Nuttall, winner of the 2016 BrainBox Research Challenge:
“The BrainBox Research Challenge prize has helped me enormously so far. It has been a driving force behind getting my new lab up and running and has helped me to prioritise my research whist starting out as a new lecturer. Setting up my lab has presented some technical challenges along the road, and having the product support and technical assistance from Rogue Resolutions has proven extremely useful in this respect.”

Siddharth Kohli

Siddharth Kohli

Sid is a PhD student of the University of Manchester under the direction of Alexander J Casson. His winning project title is: “New protocols for closed-loop data responsive EEG+tACs stimulation”. The research focuses on online artifact removal of tACS from EEG, to provide unique insight and applications of tACS in mental healthcare. Novel applications of tACS stimulation will be investigated to provide a closed loop BCI that allows customised stimulation based on ongoing activity. We will feature a series of blogs from him over the course of the project.


Sid’s Blog






Sid’s Blog Nov 2016

Siddharth Kohli Research













Removal of Gross Artifacts of Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation in Simultaneous EEG Monitoring

Helen Nuttall

Helen Nuttall

Helen is a young lecturer at the Psychology department at Lancaster University. Her research will test how, in order to understand speech, the hearing centre of the brain works together with brain regions that control lip and tongue movements. She is particularly interested in how this relationship works in challenging listening conditions, such as background noise, and will use a combination of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Motor Evoked Potentials (MEP), and Electroencephalography (EEG) to test her hypothesis. We will feature a series of blogs from her over the coming months as her project gets underway.


Helen’s Blog


Update pre-delivery of equipment




Helen Blog Feb 2017

Helen’s Blog Feb 2017


Helen’s July 2017 update

How to apply

To enter the 2018 Research Challenge, participants need to summarise their own novel research proposal on one side of A4. A panel of key opinion leaders within the field from a range of Universities will judge the entries.

If you are interested in registering for the 2018 Research Challenge, please contact us directly.

The winner will be announced at the BrainBox Initiative Conference which will be held in London in September 2018.