2019 "Biomarkers" - !!! Call closed !!!

Deadline for pre-proposal submission:

11 March 2019; 14:00 CET


9 January 2019


The aim of the call is to facilitate multinational, collaborative research projects that will address the unmet medical need for valid and reliable biomarkers for the diagnosis, patient stratification, prog-nosis, monitoring and prediction of treatment response and side effects in neurological and psychi-atric diseases.

The NEURON funding organizations particularly wish to promote multi-disciplinary work and trans-lational research proposals that combine basic and clinical approaches. In the context of the present call, the inclusion of psychiatrists and/or neurologists in the postulating consortia is highly en-couraged, along with fundamental neuroscientists. The consortia are expected to submit novel, ambitious ideas that can only be achieved by the complementary collaboration between partners.

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

a) Fundamental research addressing the discovery and validation of biomarkers to be used as bio signatures of the pathophysiology associated to specific neurological and psychiatric diseases. 

b) Clinical research on clinically relevant biomarkers for the diagnosis, patient stratification, prognosis or monitoring or prediction of treatment response and side effects for specific neurological and psychiatric diseases.

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 persons: It is strongly recommended that applicants call their national/regional contact person prior to submitting a proposal.

Proposal templates and online submission: Please download the pre-proposal template and find the link for the pre-proposal submission here.


For general information, please contact the Joint Call Secretariat:

NEURON Call Secretariat
Project Management Agency (DLR-PT) – Health, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Dr Anna Gossen
Phone: (+49) 228 3821 1684