Call for Proposals for Research Projects on "Synaptic Dysfunction in Disorders of the Central 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 related to the synaptic dysfunction of the central nervous system. Defective synaptic communication is at the origin of numerous neurological and mental disorders synaptopathies - such as epilepsies, migraine, autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, mood disorders and others. The synaptopathies are often characterized by common alterations of proteins and molecular pathways affecting either neurons or glia at synapses and altering pre- and/or post-synaptic function. The present call will accept proposals addressing the disease-related synaptic dysfunction with approaches ranging from understanding basic mechanisms of disease through proof-of-concept therapeutically-driven clinical studies in humans.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 11/01/2017
Deadline Pre-Proposal 14/03/2017 Submitted proposal: 91
Deadline Full-Proposal 29/06/2017 Submitted proposal: 43
Evaluation End Date n/a Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 12
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Health
  • Nanosciences and nanotechnologies
Type of research n/a
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • 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 Quebec Research Fund - Health (FRQS)
Finland Academy of Finland (AKA)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Israel Israel Innovation Authority (IIA)
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)
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)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
ADIKHUMICE VGLUT3 rare mutant and vulnerability to addiction 30/04/2019 30/04/2020 5
KARTLE Targeting aberrant KAinate Receptors in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy 30/04/2019 30/04/2020 4
MAGNOLIA Amygdala synaptic neuromodulatory mechanisms and role of mGl... 30/04/2019 30/04/2020 4
MISST Multi-scale investigation of synaptic dysfunction after stroke 30/04/2019 30/04/2020 6
MicroSynDep Microglial control of synaptic function in stress response a... 30/04/2019 30/04/2020 7
NMDAR-PSY Understanding psychosis, cognitive impairment and motor symp... 30/04/2019 30/04/2020 6
SNAREopathy Mechanisms of neuropsychiatric genetic diseases of the SNARE... 30/04/2019 30/04/2020 5
SYNSCHIZ Linking synaptic dysfunction to disease mechanisms in schizo... 30/04/2019 30/04/2020 6
SleepLess Imaging synaptic plasticity in therapeutic sleep deprivation... 30/04/2019 30/04/2020 3
TREAT-SNGAP Synaptic Dysfunction in Intellectual Disability Caused by SY... 30/04/2019 30/04/2020 5
iPS&BRAIN A functional dissection of human nicotinic receptor polymorp... 30/04/2019 30/04/2020 3
topdownPTSD Mapping and interrogating top-down control of the memory eng... 30/04/2019 30/04/2020 6