Basic Information

JPND has identified an urgent need for targeted investment to better understand the fundamental links between different diseases. There is already clinical, genetic and biochemical evidence that similar molecular pathways are relevant in different neurodegenerative and other chronic diseases. This call, which follows a similar call successfully launched by JPND in 2013, invites proposals for ambitious, innovative, multinational and multidisciplinary collaborative research projects to perform network analyses across such diseases in order to further elucidate the common underlying mechanisms involved. This combined analysis could lead to a re-definition of clinical phenotypes and new approaches in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

Network JPco-fuND
Website https://www.neurodegenerationresearch.eu/initiatives/annual-calls-for-proposals/open-calls/pathways-2017/
Aim of the joint call The aim of the call is to establish a limited number of ambitious, innovative, multi-national and multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects that: • combine experimental approaches from fundamental, pre-clinical and/or clinical research • perform network analyses in different neurodegenerative and/or other chronic diseases to elucidate the underlying common and differing mechanisms between the investigated diseases • add value to existing research by analysing diseases across traditional clinical boundaries, technologies and disciplines, thereby gaining deeper understanding of the patho-physiological mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 09/01/2017
Deadline Pre-Proposal 06/03/2017 Submitted proposal: 189
Deadline Full-Proposal 28/06/2017 Submitted proposal: 45
Evaluation End Date 01/10/2017 Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 10
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Health
Type of research n/a
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
Participating networks

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Australia National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Canada Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Czech Republic Ministry of Education Youth and Sports (MEYS-MSMT)
Denmark Innovation Fund Denmark (Innofond)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Hungary National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH)
Ireland Health Research Board (HRB)
Ireland Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Israel Ministry of Health (CSO-MOH)
Italy Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
Italy Ministry of Health (MOH/MDS)
Luxembourg National Fund for Research (FNR)
Netherlands The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Poland National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR)
Romania National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation (ANCSI)
Slovakia Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (MINEDU)
Spain Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)
Sweden Swedish Research Council (VR/SRC)
Switzerland Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF/SNF)
United Kingdom Medical Research Council (MRC)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
BRAIN-MEND Biological Resource Analysis to Identify New MEchanisms and ... 6
EpiAD Effect of early and adult-life stress on the brain epigenome... 4
HEROES The locus coeruleus: at the crossroad of dementia syndromes 6
LODE LOss of neurotrophic factors in neurodegenerative DEmentias:... 4
NEURONODE Systems Analysis of Key Nodes in Neurodegenerative Diseases 6
PROTEST-70 Protecting protein homeostasis in synucleinopathies and tauo... 5
RNA-NEURO Systems Analysis of novel small non-coding RNA in neuronal s... 6
TransNeuro Altered mRNA translation as a pathogenic mechanism across ne... 6
TransPathND Intraneuronal transport-related pathways across neurodegener... 4
localMND Common architecture of local proteome, transcriptome and tra... 4