Neuron Cofund2 Joint Call 2021

Basic Information

Call for Proposals for Transnational Research Projects on Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Maintenance, improvement, and restoration of human health are of fundamental importance and a worldwide priority. Neurological and mental disorders are major causes of morbidity and, measured in Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYS), account for 413.1 million DALYs globally. In Europe, people suffering from these conditions amount to 380 million. This not only imposes a high societal but also a major economic burden to the European population, leading to costs of more than 800 billion euros per year. A wide range of brain disorders already manifests during development in early life.

Network NEURON Cofund2
Aim of the joint call The aim of the call is to facilitate multinational, collaborative research projects that will address important translational questions relating to the neurodevelopmental nature of neurological and mental disorders. Neurodevelopmental disorders are behavioural and cognitive disorders that arise during the developmental period that involve significant difficulties in the acquisition and execution of specific intellectual, motor, or social functions. This call is limited to disorders, which show their first manifestations before the end of adolescence and impair the development and the function of the nervous system. of neurodevelopmental disorders through proof-of-concept clinical studies in humans.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 07/01/2021
Deadline Pre-Proposal 09/03/2021 Submitted proposal: 124
Deadline Full-Proposal 30/06/2021 Submitted proposal: 53
Evaluation End Date 14/09/2021 Successful proposal: 18 Proposals funded: 18
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Health
Type of research n/a
Target groups n/a
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Belgium National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS)
Belgium Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Croatia Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MSES-MZOS)
Estonia Estonian Science Foundation (ETAG)
Finland Academy of Finland (AKA)
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)
Israel Ministry of Health (CSO-MOH)
Italy Ministry of Health (MOH/MDS)
Latvia State Education Development Agency (VIAA)
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 Spanish State Research Agency (AEI)
Switzerland Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF/SNF)
Taiwan National Science and Technology Council / Ministry of Science and Technology (NSTC / MoST Taiwan)
Turkey The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
AUTONOMIC Neurodevelopmental impact of epilepsy on autonomic functions... 4
Brain4Sight Deconstructing gene regulatory networks for improving sight ... 4
CANSHANK Involvement of the insula in the Autism neurodevelopmental d... 4
DevInDS Development of over-inhibition of cortical circuits in Down ... 4
DynAMoND Dynamics of Affect Modulation in Neurodevelopmental Disorders 5
GDNF UpReg Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) modulatin... 3
InflASD Physiological and molecular effects of inflammation episode ... 4
MEPIcephaly Metabolic and epigenetic interplay in neural progenitor cell... 4
MINERVA Microglia/neuron crosstalk in autism spectrum disorder: Role... 5
MOSAIC Molecular and circuits bases of epileptogenic mosaic cortica... 3
MULTI-FACT Multi-centric study of Fetal Abnormal Cortical Trajectory wi... 5
NDCil Neurodevelopmental ciliopathies: a multimodel approach from ... 5
ROSSINI peRsistence Of tranSient neuronS In Neurodevelopmental dIsor... 5
ReDyslexia Understanding and targeting developmental dyslexia: from ani... 4
RestoreLeak Accelerating Research on Neurodevelopmental Channelopathies:... 5
SHANKAstro Astrocytes dysfunctions in Phelan McDermid syndrome: from me... 5
UnscrAMBLY Understanding brain circuit dysfunction in amblyopia using l... 5