The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) launches calls for proposals aimed at encouraging research teams across Europe to investigate the cross-disease pathways in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and to identify new, innovative preventive strategies for these debilitating conditions.
The ultimate goal of JPND is to find cures for neurodegenerative diseases and to enable early diagnosis for early targeted treatments. However, it is not possible to give definitive predictions on how long this might take to happen.
Proposals submitted under this call, which is open to applicants in 20 countries, must relate to any or several of the following neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, prion diseases, motor neuron diseases, Huntington’s disease, spinocerebellar ataxia and spinal muscular atrophy. JPND is committed to Patient and Public Involvement, and proposals are expected to engage patients, carers and the public. Research projects may include, but are not limited to, one or several of the following areas:
- Care pathways and programmes using the potential of patient involvement
- Factors influencing progression and prognosis of disease
- Outcome measures for patients and their informal carers
- Palliative care for patients
- Cost-effectiveness and affordability of interventions including ethical concerns
View this Call on the JPND website
The total made available for this call is 21 MEUR (from all participating countries), with each country funding their own national participants in successful collaborative proposals, according to their national budget allocation.
The FNR has allocated 500,000 EUR for this Call, which is expected to fund 1 – 2 projects involving Luxembourg partners.
- The Luxembourg project partner needs to be eligible for FNR funding.
- Pre-proposals must be submitted using the provided template, via the JPND proposal submission tool by 23:59 CET on 6 March 2018.
- Pre-proposals must additionally be submitted to the FNR, along with the FNR INTER documents, no later than 5 working days after the JPND deadline. This must be done via the FNR Grant Management System.