2015 “Neurodevelopmental Disorders”

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

Many neurological and psychiatric disorders, e.g. schizophrenia, autism and epilepsy, are characterised as neurodevelopmental disorders. This means that defects during the development of the nervous system are important factors that underlie these diseases. Since such neurodevelopmental disorders impose a heavy burden on afflicted patients and society as a whole, the 'Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research' (NEURON) aims to coordinate research efforts and funding programmes across European countries to promote biomedical research that will improve our understanding of such disorders. NEURON particularly wishes to encourage multidisciplinary approaches and translational research proposals combining basic and clinical research that will ultimately help to develop new strategies for diagnosis, therapy, and rehabilitation. With this aim, 18 funding organisations from 16 countries launched a Joint Transnational Call for Research Proposals on ‘Neurodevelopmental Disorders’.

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Call text: The call text describes the aims of call and formal application procedures
Implementation of the call: The call’s time line, procedures and supporting funding organisations in detail
Evaluators: 48 international experts supported the NEURON proposal selection process
Funded Projects: Ten transnational consortia work on neurodevelopmental disorders
Call statistics: Success rates, country of origin and gender aspects