Call for Proposals for "European Research Projects on External Insults to the Nervous System"

Basic Information

Network NEURON Cofund
Aim of the joint call The aim of the call is to facilitate multinational, collaborative research projects that will address important questions relating to external insults to the central nervous system. These insults often cause permanent disability and constitute a heavy burden for patients and their families. The call will accept proposals ranging from understanding basic mechanisms of disease through proof-of-concept clinical studies in humans to neurorehabilitation. The focus of the call is on primary physical insults to the central nervous system, i.e. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). The call covers acute traumatic events over the entire lifespan.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 11/01/2016
Deadline Pre-Proposal 14/03/2016 Submitted proposal: 94
Deadline Full-Proposal 30/06/2016 Submitted proposal: 43
Evaluation End Date 31/12/2016 Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 19
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons
  • Addressing specific scientific and technological issues
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 National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS)
Belgium Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Canada Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Canada Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF)
Canada Quebec Research Fund - Health (FRQS)
European Union European Commission (EC)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Israel Israeli-Europe R&D Directorate for EU Framework Programme (ISERD)
Israel Ministry of Health (CSO-MOH)
Italy Ministry of Health (MOH/MDS)
Latvia State Education Development Agency (VIAA)
Netherlands Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
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)
Spain Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)
Spain Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)
Switzerland Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF/SNF)
Türkiye The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
United Kingdom Medical Research Council (MRC)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
ACRoBAT Altered Chloride homeostasis in Reactive plasticity upOn BrA... 01/01/2017 30/09/2020 5
AxonRepair Spinal cord repair: releasing the neuron-intrinsic brake on ... 01/01/2017 01/01/2020 6
BIO-AX-TBI Developing and validating blood and imaging BIOmarkers of AX... 01/04/2017 31/03/2020 5
CERMOD Non-invasive electrical stimulation of the cervical spinal c... 01/01/2017 31/12/2019 4
ELPIS Emergence of a spinal micturition reflex after SCI: abolitio... 01/01/2017 30/09/2020 3
ICON-TBI International Collaboration On Neuroinflammation in Traumati... 01/04/2017 31/03/2020 4
KidBrainIT Paediatric Brain Monitoring with Information Technology (Kid... 01/06/2017 31/05/2020 5
LEAP New therapeutic strategies in the treatment of traumatic bra... 01/09/2017 31/08/2020 5
Micronet Cortical microcircuitry after traumatic brain injury: molecu... 01/04/2017 31/03/2020 5
NEURONICHE Spinal cord repair from endogenous stem cells in the spinal ... 01/05/2017 30/04/2020 6
RATER SCI Repurposing Acute Therapies for Enhanced Recovery after Spin... 01/02/2017 30/01/2020 5
REACT NSCs Induction of Reactive Neural Stem Cells by Traumatic Brain I... 01/12/2017 30/11/2019 4
RepImpact Repetitive Subconcussive Head Impacts – Brain Alterations an... 01/06/2017 31/05/2020 6
SCI-NET Identification of novel bioactive mediators of tissue scarri... 01/11/2017 30/10/2020 4
SILENCE Spinal Cord Injury-induced Systemic Maladaptve Immune Respon... 01/07/2017 30/06/2020 5
SiMPLyReha Seeing-Moving-Playing: Early Rehabilitation utilizing visual... 01/02/2017 30/01/2020 4
TAI-MRI A New Traumatic Axonal Injury Classification Scheme based on... 01/09/2017 31/08/2020 4
TRAINS Time dependent Remote Alteration after Injury to the Nervous... 01/01/2017 30/09/2020 6
hMRIofSCI Understanding the mechanisms of atrophy associated with spin... 01/06/2017 31/05/2020 6