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.
JPND has identified an urgent need for targeted investment to better understand the fundamental links between different diseases. There is already clinical, genetic and biochemical evidence that similar molecular pathways are relevant in different neurodegenerative and other chronic diseases.
This Call, which follows a similar call successfully launched by JPND in 2013, invites proposals for ambitious, innovative, multinational and multidisciplinary collaborative research projects to perform network analyses across such diseases in order to further elucidate the common underlying mechanisms involved.
This combined analysis could lead to a re-definition of clinical phenotypes and new approaches in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
The total made available for this call is 23 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 2017.
- 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.