European Research Projects on Mental Disorders

Basic Information

Aim of the joint call The aim of the call is to enable multi-national, collaborative research projects that will address important questions relating to mental disorders. The call may receive proposals within the breadth of research from understanding basic mechanisms of disease through proof-of-concept clinical studies in humans. These may include research on affective disorders, stress-related and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and delusional disorders, substance use disorders, and other mental disorders. Research on dementia is not included in the present 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. More information at
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 10/01/2013
Deadline Pre-Proposal 11/03/2013 Submitted proposal: 91
Deadline Full-Proposal 25/06/2013 Submitted proposal: 21
Evaluation End Date 24/09/2013 Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 12
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor technical progress
Call reasons
  • Sharing competences and associated work
  • Access to expertise from different countries
Research fields
  • Health
Type of research
  • Basic research
  • Applied Research
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Austria Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Belgium Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Canada Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Canada Quebec Research Fund - Health (FRQS)
Finland Academy of Finland (AKA)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Iceland Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS)
Israel Ministry of Health (CSO-MOH)
Italy Ministry of Health (MOH/MDS)
Latvia Latvian National Academy of Sciences (LAS/LZA)
Luxembourg National Fund for Research (FNR)
Poland National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR)
Portugal Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Slovakia Slovak Academy of Science (SAS/SAV)
Sweden Swedish Research Council (VR/SRC)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
AnxBio Novel molecular pathways and biomarkers of anxiety disorders 01/01/2014 31/07/2017 4
BrainCYP Role of genetic polymorphisms in drug metabolizing cytochrom... 01/07/2014 30/06/2017 4
CBGC Discovering genetic risk factors for neuropsychiatric disord... 01/01/2014 31/12/2016 3
COCACE VGLUT3 and vulnerability to addiction 01/02/2014 31/01/2017 5
COCADDICT Cocaine addiction: a translational study to identify and cha... 15/05/2014 14/05/2018 4
HYPZITRP HYPerforin analogues, ZInc and TRPC6 channels – a new antide... 01/05/2014 31/10/2017 3
IMFLAME-D Role of inflammation and related processes in the developmen... 01/07/2014 30/06/2017 5
MecTranGen Biological Mechanisms of Transgenerational Transmission of E... 01/05/2014 30/04/2017 5
RD_aDBS Development of feedback-controlled neuromodulation strategie... 01/05/2014 30/04/2017 3
TAO2 The role of TAO2 in brain connectivity and Autism Spectrum D... 01/06/2014 31/08/2017 4
TYMON Uncertainty monitoring vs. inhibition of action in obsessive... 01/07/2014 30/06/2018 3
mTOR-DIDS Molecular Mechanisms of Brain Function in mTOR-Deficient Int... 01/06/2014 31/12/2017 4