Researchers! Dreem’s Call for Proposals is for you

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Researchers! Dreem’s Call for Proposals is for you

Today, we’re excited to open our first call for proposals for innovative research projects that involve sleep endpoints. The 3 winning projects will win between 20-100 headbands.

In this article you’ll find out more about how to enter and more about what Dreem can contribute to research projects and clinical trials.

What Dreem can bring to your project

Characterizing sleep quality, quantity and the outcomes of it has been underutilized in many research fields or medical specialties e.g. oncology, mental illness, physical exercise, due, in part to a lack of practical measurement tools.

Polysomnography (PSG), the gold standard of sleep measurement requires time, money, and trained human resources. What’s more, it’s uncomfortable for subjects and is difficult to use outside of a clinical setting. Dreem can change this:

Out-of-lab EEG acquisition

A dry-EEG headband that measures sleep with PSG-equivalent precision, at home. This enables objective recording and monitoring  sleep in large patient cohorts in both home and hospital settings as well as running longitudinal studies.

Clinical validation, certification and trust

Dreem has successfully realized several clinical trials on its own, published in international scientific papers and been involved in protocols in various research fields with over 30 universities. The device is CE marked.

A visualisation interface and raw data access

Raw data from the EEG fronto-occipital derivations, 3D accelerometer and pulse oximeter, as well as the automatic sleep staging, are anonymously stored on Dreem servers and can be made accessible and downloadable to researchers.


How to submit your project

A letter of intent must be submitted as a PDF file to research@dreem.com before August 19th, 2019. This letter should include:

  • Contact information: Full name, email, institution.
  • Statement (10 pages max.) including: project rationale, hypothesis, specific aims, description of the experimental design, the use of the Dreem headband in the project, the major endpoints of the project.
  • Biographical statement from the principal investigator.

Once submitted, you’ll receive an email confirming the reception of your letter.

Applications will then be reviewed by Dreem’s scientific advisory board (including R. Foster, R. Heinzer, C. Koch, E. Mignot), for their scientific innovation, feasibility, relevance. Applicants will be notified of the selection on August 26th 2019.

The 10 finalists will then be invited to defend their projects orally. Additional documents may be required and should be provided before September 9th.

Finalists will be informed of the grant recipients on September 21st.


If you have any questions about this call for proposals, send us an email at research@dreem.com.

General conditions

Eligibility : Eligible applications should come from full-time faculties (or equivalent status) in public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, and laboratories with no country restrictions. Applications will be deemed ineligible from for-profit organizations.
Applications should involve sleep assessment with the Dreem headband.
Applicants should show strong expertise in sleep science or show abilities to outsource the data analysis.
Applicants may submit multiple letters of intention applications at the first step but will not be invited to submit more than one application at the second step.
Confidentiality: Dreem guarantees the confidentiality of projects submitted by applicants.
Commitment of realization: Applicants commit to starting their projects within 1 year.
Communication: Finalists agree to communicate on their project intentions in a 1-3 min video that will be shared by Dreem on social media.
Dreem endowment: Dreem agrees to offer 20 to 100 headbands to the three winning projects. Prizes may not be substituted or redeemed for cash or any other exchange format.
Dreem responsibilities: Dreem reserves the right, if need to be, to cut short, to extend, to modify or to cancel this grant, at any time, without engaging its responsibility in this regard, with no substitution or compensation of any kind to the participants.  
Dreem will not be held responsible in the event that the winner could not be reached for reasons beyond their control.
Any contestation related to the proposal must be sent to research@dreem.com before September 21st, 2019.

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