2015 “Neurodevelopmental Disorders”

Call for Proposals for "European Research Projects on Neurodevelopmental Disorders"

This call has been closed.

The aim of the call is to facilitate multinational, collaborative research projects that will address important questions relating to the neurodevelopmental nature of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The call will accept proposals ranging from understanding basic mechanisms of disease through proof-of-concept clinical studies in humans. These may include - without excluding others - diseases such as autism, schizophrenia, mental retardation, attention deficit disorders, foetal alcohol syndrome, epilepsy syndromes, cerebral palsy, inherited peripheral neuropathies, sensory disorders and spastic paraplegias. Disorders that manifest only with neurodegenerative features during adulthood will not be eligible for this call.

The ERA-NET NEURON funding organizations particularly wish to promote multi-disciplinary work and to encourage translational research proposals that combine basic and clinical approaches.

Research proposals should cover at least one of the following areas:

A) Fundamental research on the pathogenesis and/or aetiology of neurodevelopmental disorders. This may include the development of innovative or shared resources, and new technologies for the prediction, prevention or therapy of disease.

B) Clinical research, including the exploitation of novel clinical data sets, to develop new strategies for diagnosis, therapy, and rehabilitation procedures for diseases in which neurodevelopmental mechanisms play the key role.

The individual components of joint applications should be complementary and contain novel, ambitious ideas to answer key questions or lead to a step-wise change in understanding. There should be a clear added value in funding the collaboration over the individual projects. Clinical studies up to the point of proof of concept are eligible for funding (eligibility and funding requirements for clinical trials vary between the partner countries. Clarification may be obtained from the individual funding agencies).  

Proposal submission: It is strongly recommended that all applicants thoroughly read the information provided below.

Call text: Read more about this call’s purpose, aims, and application procedures.
Country-specific information: Please study thoroughly the regulations for your country/region
Contact person: It is strongly recommended that applicants call their national/regional contact person prior to submitting a proposal.

For general information, please contact the Joint Call Secretariat:

Dr. Sascha Helduser
ERA-NET NEURON Joint Call Secretariat
Project Management Agency - Health Research (DLR)
Phone: +49 228 3821-1116
Fax: +49 228 3821-1257
E-Mail: sascha.helduser@dlr.de