Implementation of the call

Find below details on the call’s implementation:

Time line of the call’s implementation,
Proposal submission, peer review process, funding decision
Funding organisations supporting the call.

Timeline

The timeline of the JTC 2017 “Synaptic Dysfunction in Disorders of the Central Nervous System” is shown below:

When

What

11 January 2017

Launch of the call

14 March 2017

Deadline for pre-proposal submission

10 May 2017

Selection of a short list of 43 projects

29 June 2017

Deadline for full proposal submission

20 September 2017

Peer review panel meeting, ranking list

November 2017

Funding decision

First half 2018 

Start of projects


Proposal submission, peer review process, funding decision

Proposal submission
Research consortia had to consist of 3 - 5 research groups from at least three NEURON partner countries participating in this call. Consortia including partners from countries that are to date underrepresented in this funding scheme (Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, and Turkey) could increase the total number of partners to six. The two-step process required at first the submission of short pre-proposals describing the research idea. From these a short list was selected and the respective consortia were invited to submit full proposals (see also below).
Both pre- and full proposals had to be submitted electronically by the coordinator of the consortium. Proposal templates and guidelines were provided by the Joint Call Secretariat in order to support the applicants in terms of the proposal format. The Joint Call Secretariat is hosted by the National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain.

Peer Review
In order to properly cover all aspects of the broad topic, 41 experts were recruited from NEURON partner countries and beyond. Each pre-proposal was assessed in writing by three evaluators. The assessments were based on the criteria listed in the call text and consisted of a global score and additional comments. The projects were ranked according to the reviewer’s scores. Based on this ranking list, the funding organisations selected 43 projects whose coordinators were invited by the Joint Call Secretariat to submit full proposals. Eighteen experts on the Peer Review Panel (PRP) discussed these full proposals thoroughly in a face-to-face meeting and eventually provided a funding recommendation for each proposal and a ranking list.

Funding decision and granting process
The funding decision was taken by the funding organisations participating in the joint call for proposals. Starting with the best proposal and following the ranking list, as many proposals were selected for funding taking into account the national budgets available.

As a result of this step, the top 12 projects could be funded. The projects comprise 59 research groups (Principal Investigators) from 15 countries. The total funding volume amounts to about 12.4 m€ for three years.

In a last step, the Principal Investigators had to fulfil legal and administrative requirements of their national / regional funding agencies, in order to receive the grant.

Most of the projects started during the first half of 2018.

Funding organisations supporting this call

20 funding organisations from 17 countries participated in the JTC 2017 “Synaptic Dysfunction in Disorders of the Central Nervous System”.

Funding Organisation

Country

Austrian Science Fund (FWF),

Austria

Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) 

Belgium

Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)

Belgium

Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS) (Québec)

Canada (Québec)

Academy of Finland (AKA),

Finland

French National Research Agency (ANR)

France

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Germany

Chief Scientist Office, Ministry of Health (CSO-MOH)

Israel

The National Technological Innovation Authority

Israel

Ministry of Health (MOH)

Italy

State Education Development Agency (VIAA)

Latvia

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

The Netherlands

The Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Norway

National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)

Poland

Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development & Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)

Romania

Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)

Slovakia

National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)  

Spain

Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

Spain

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Switzerland

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

Turkey


 

 


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