Call for Proposals for "European Research Projects on Neuroinflammation"
Deadline for pre-proposal submission:
March 10, 2014; 14:00 CET
January 10, 2014
Aim of the call: The aim of the call is to facilitate multi-national, collaborative research projects that will address important questions relating to neuroinflammation. The call will accept proposals ranging from understanding basic mechanisms of disease through proof-of-concept clinical studies in humans. These may include research on the role of inflammation in neurological or psychiatric disorders, or associated with traumatic brain injury, pathogen infection or toxicity in the nervous system. Research dealing primarily with cerebrovascular or neurodegenerative diseases without specifically focussing on the neuroinflammation aspect will not be eligible for this call.
The ERA-NET NEURON funding organisations particularly wish to promote multi-disciplinary work and to encourage translational research proposals that combine basic and clinical approaches.
Research proposals should cover at least one of the following areas:
a) Fundamental research on the role of neuroinflammation on the pathogenesis and/or aetiology of neural diseases. This may include the development of innovative or shared resources and technologies.
b) Research to develop new strategies for diagnosis, therapy, and rehabilitation procedures for diseases in which neuroinflammation constitutes a relevant process of the pathology.
One of the aims of NEURON is to provide support to young researchers, and to facilitate their integration as independent PIs into the consortia, an experience that would be a valuable step forward in their research careers.
The individual components of joint applications should be complementary and contain novel, ambitious ideas to answer key questions or lead to a step-wise change in understanding. There should be clear added value in funding the collaboration over the individual projects.
Clinical studies up to the point of proof of concept are eligible for funding (eligibility and funding requirements for clinical trials vary between the partner countries. Clarification may be obtained from the individual funding agencies).
Proposal submission: It is strongly recommended that all applicants thoroughly read the information provided below.
► Call text: Read more about this call’s purpose, aims, and application procedures.
► Country-specific information: Please study thoroughly the regulations for your country/region
► Contact person: It is strongly recommended that applicants call their national/regional contact person prior to submitting a proposal.
► Pre-proposal template and online submission: Please download the pre-proposal template and find the link for the pre-proposal submission here.
For general information, please contact the Joint Call Secretariat:
Dr. Julio Barbas
NEURON Joint Call Secretariat
Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness