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Transnational call for proposals on Neurodegenerative Diseases through the JPND

This call for proposals is now closed. You can view all open calls for proposals by clicking here.

The ANR is associated to the Joint Programme in Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND) to launch a joint transnational call for proposals.

21 countries / regions are participating to this call for proposals: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, QuĂŠbec (Canada), Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

The aim of the call is to enable multi-national, collaborative research projects that will address the optimization of biomarkers and harmonization of their use between clinical center in the field of neurodegenerative diseases.

The following neurodegenerative diseases included in the call are:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Parkinson’s disease and PD‐related disorders
  • Prion disease
  • Motor neurone diseases
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA)
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

Research should focus on molecular markers most urgently. Purely cognitive and behavioral approaches are not included in the call.                                                                           

Each consortium submitting a proposal must involve at least four different countries of funding organizations participating in this call (see list above). The projects must show a clear added value in funding the collaboration over the individual projects.

Proposals must be submitted by 5th September 2011 at 23h30.

Funding will be awarded for a maximum of three years. The ANR will fund only the French partners in the selected projects.

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.

The specific annex for French partners is available on this site. The call text, proposal template, and guidelines for applicants are available both on this site and on:

Electronic proposal submission is mandatory on

Proposal deadline: 5th September 2011 at 23:30 CET (Paris local time).

For enquiries, please contact:

JPND Joint Call Secretariat:

Dr. Petra PĂźtz,, +49-228-3821-1194

ANR Contacts:
Dr. Jenifer Clark,, +33 (0)1 78 09 80 78

Dr. Claire Herzog,,  +33 (0)1 78 09 80 88

Release date of the call: Monday 16 May 2011

Deadline for submission of proposals: Monday 5 September 2011 23:30