The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) has launched the 2021 joint trans-national call for multinational research projects on ‘Linking pre-diagnosis disturbances of physiological systems to Neurodegenerative Diseases’. Pre-proposal deadline is Tuesday, 2 March 2021.
The FNR will support this Call through its INTER programme and will contribute up to 500,000 EUR.
JPND will launch this joint transnational call with a view to promoting research aiming at the detection, measurement and understanding of early disease indicators related to neurodegenerative diseases, with potential for the development of new diagnostics or interventions. Proposals to this call must be ambitious, innovative, multi-disciplinary and multi-national, i.e. include research teams from at least three different countries.
Tackling neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease is also a priority identified and supported by the FNR, most notably through NCER-PD, a national centre of excellence in research in Parkinson’s Disease. NCER-PD launched in 2015, phase two in 2019,with an 8 MEUR FNR grant for the first 4 years of the study, and an additional 6 MEUR for the second phase.