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Joint Translational Call for Multinational Research Projects on Pathway Analysis across Neurodegenerative Diseases - JTC 2017

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Download the list of selected projects below.

The ANR launches in collaboration with the ERA-NET JP-cofuND a joint call to support multinational, collaborative research projects addressing the combined analysis of neurodegenerative and chronic diseases across disciplines and traditional clinical boundaries.

The present call is supported by 18 member countries: Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

The aim of the call is to finance ambitious, innovative, multinational and multidisciplinary projects which

  • combine experimental approaches from fundamental, pre-clinical and/or clinical research
  • perform network analyses in different neurodegenerative and/or other chronic diseases to elucidate the underlying common and differing mechanisms between the investigated diseases
  • add value to existing research by analyzing diseases across traditional clinical boundaries, technologies and disciplines, thereby gaining deeper understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.

The cross-disease approaches should address at least one of the following neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer disease and other dementias, Parkinson disease and PD-related disorders, Prion diseases, Motor neuron diseases, Huntington disease, Spinocerebellar ataxia, Spinal Muscular Atrophy

The proposals should clearly state the added value acquired through the transnational collaboration and should address the potential impact on disease understanding or for the development of treatments for the neurodegenerative diseases. Data, tools and bioressources generated within the projects should be made available to the public domain and to other research groups. The applicants should consider including patient and public involvement where appropriate or specify future plans in this regard. The proposals should consider the impact of socio-economic factors, gender-related research questions and comorbidities.

The consortia should be composed by a minimum of three and a maximum of six research groups, from at least three different countries. The consortia including groups from presently underrepresented countries Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovakia can increase the maximum number of research groups to seven. No more than two research groups should be from the same country. Only the French parties of each selected consortium will be funded by the ANR.

Selected projects can be funded for a duration up to three years. Funding is expected to start end 2017.

General information

Attention: the contact details mentioned below may not be valid as of today. In order to find the adequate contact details, please consult the "departments" section.

Proposal Submission:

The selection procedure is made in two stages

A pre-proposal document should be submitted before March, 6th 2017 (23:59 CET) via the electronic submission system.

A full-proposal document should be submitted after explicit invitation by the Joint Call Secretariat before June, 28th 2017 (23:59 CEST) via the electronic submission system.

It is strongly recommended that all applicants thoroughly read the information provided above.


Contact Persons for the Joint Call Secretariat

Dr. Thomas Becker
+ 49 228 38 21 16 86

Dr. Constanze Hahn
+ 49 228 38 21 18 65

ANR contact

Dr. Sheyla Mejia-Gervacio
+ 33 1 78 09 80 14

Release date of the call: Monday 9 January 2017

Deadline for submission of pre-proposals: Monday 6 March 2017 24h00

Deadline for submission of proposals: Wednesday 28 June 2017 24h00