2016 "External Insults to the Nervous System"

Call for Proposals for "European Research Projects on External Insults to the Nervous System"

External insults to the central nervous system often cause permanent disability and constitute a heavy burden for patients and their families. Hence, 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 diseases resulting from external insults to the nervous system with a focus on primary physical insults, i.e. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). 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, 22 funding organisations from 18 countries launched a Joint Transnational Call for Research Proposals on ‘External Insults to the nervous system’.

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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: 39 international experts supported the NEURON proposal selection process

Funded Projects: Nineteen transnational consortia work on TBI and SCI

Call statistics: Success rates, country of origin and gender aspects