Funding available for neurodegenerative disease research

(20 Jan 2014)

The EU Joint Programming Initiative “Neurodegenerative Disease Research” (JPND) has opened two calls for proposals. The two themes are: Cross-disease analysis of pathways related to neurodegenerative diseases and Pilot studies on preventive strategies related to neurodegenerative diseases. The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Health will contribute to the calls with a maximum of EUR 500,000 per call. Besides Finland, the calls involve eleven other European countries. In addition, Canada participates in the first theme, Cross-Disease Analysis of Pathways.

The initiative has launched a “JPND Partnering Tool” to provide researchers responding to JPND calls with an online platform to find suitable collaborators, form consortia and draft proposals.

The Academy’s Research Council for Health will fund projects including a Finnish researcher or research team. In JPND calls, funding is granted to research consortia with researchers from more than one country. For more call details, please see the JPND website.

How to apply

The JPND calls have two stages (pre-proposals + full proposals). The pre-proposals are not submitted to the Academy of Finland. However, applicants must follow the Academy’s guidelines on eligibility and the funding principles applied to Academy Project funding. Full costing is also applied, which means that the Academy’s funding contribution comes to no more than 70% of a project’s total costs.

The pre-proposals are submitted via the JPND website. The pre-proposal submission deadline is 18 February 2014 for Theme 1 (Cross-disease analysis) and 20 February 2014 for Theme 2 (Pilot studies on preventive strategies). Please check the deadlines on the JPND website. Applicants should contact the contact person at the Academy of Finland before drafting their applications. The call guidelines and forms are available on the JPND website.

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