Novel Imaging and Brain Stimulation Methods and Technologies Related to Neurodegenerative Diseases

Basic Information

This transnational call invites proposals for ambitious, innovative, multinational and multidisciplinary collaborative research projects aimed at the development of novel and the advanced use of existing cutting-edge imaging and brain stimulation technologies related to neurodegenerative diseases.

Network JPND
Aim of the joint call The aim of the call is to establish a number of ambitious, innovative, multi-disciplinary and multi-national collaborative research projects that will further advance the development and the use of imaging technologies and brain stimulation techniques in order to better understand, diagnose or treat neurodegenerative diseases. Technical progress on relevant techniques is eligible as long as the expected benefit for patients or for routine scientific and clinical applications is well defined. Thus, approaches must be translational and patient-centered. It is encouraged to integrate basic research and cost-effectiveness studies, where appropriate. They must be hypotheses-driven and combine cutting-edge technological developments with a clear, substantial research question.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 07/01/2020
Deadline Pre-Proposal 03/03/2020 Submitted proposal: 105
Deadline Full-Proposal 30/06/2020 Submitted proposal: 35
Evaluation End Date 08/09/2020 Successful proposal: 15 Proposals funded: 12
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Health
Type of research
  • Basic research
  • Applied Research
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Australia National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Austria Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Belgium National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS)
Belgium Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
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)
Italy Ministry of Health (MOH/MDS)
Latvia State Education Development Agency (VIAA)
Luxembourg National Fund for Research (FNR)
Netherlands The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Poland National Science Centre (NCN)
Spain Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)
Sweden Swedish Research Council (VR/SRC)
Switzerland Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF/SNF)
Türkiye The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
BRAINSTORM gloBal RetinAl Imaging coNSorTium fOR azheiMer's disease 3
BioClotAD Development of a neuroimaging biomarker to identify the pro-... 4
DEBBIE Developing a non-invasive biomarker for early BBB breakdown ... 6
DynaSti Patient-specific dynamical modeling and optimization of Deep... 7
ImageTDP43 Imaging heterogeneous TDP-43 neuropathologies 4
NEURIPIDES Neurofeedback for self-stImulation of the brain as therapy f... 6
NEUROPHAGE Phage-based targeted neural stimulation in neurodegenerative... 6
NIPARK Targeting neuromelanin-linked neuronal dysfunction and degen... 4
PDWALK Spinal-cord stimulation technologies and methods to alleviat... 4
PETABC PET analyses of ABC transporter function for diagnostics and... 7
REMOPD Restoring Motor Functions in Parkinson’s Disease with Noninv... 6
SCAIFIELD Spinocerebellar ataxias: Advanced imaging with ultra-high fi... 5