The Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for A Healthy Life” has launched a new joint transnational call for research proposals:
The joint action “Nutrition and Cognitive Function” (NutriCog) aims at promoting research activities that address the interrelation of diet and cognitive function. This knowledge will lay the basis for dietary preventive strategies and recommendations to guide individuals and populations towards health promoting dietary habits.

The objective of the NutriCog Call is to support ambitious, innovative and transnational collaborative research projects that address important questions relating to the interplay between nutrition and cognitive function. Both the influence of dietary patterns (and/or dietary constituents, where appropriate) on cognitive functions and vice versa the effects of Central Nervous System nutrient signaling and cognitive processes on food intake, dietary patterns and eating behaviour are relevant for this call. 
Proposals have to follow a multidisciplinary approach and should cover multiple areas, such as mechanistic/experimental research, translational research, epidemiological research and pilot/proof of principle studies for interventions.

Call documents and submission

  • The call procedure and the guidelines for the submission are reported in the Call text.
  • It was strongly recommended to contact the national/regional Contact person prior to submitting a proposal and to adher to the provided Proposal Template (mandatory) and the clinical trials templatewhen clinical trial are foreseen.
  • The proposal submission was closed on 8th June 2015. Proposals passing the formal checks will be forwarded to the peer review process. Funding decision is expected by Oct-Nov, 2015. 

Call Time Schedule:

Launch of the NutriCog Call Mar 30, 2015
Submission deadline for proposals (23:59 CEST) June 8, 2015
Funding decision expected Oct-Nov, 2015
Start of funding Dec 2015 – Early 2016*

*depending on individual funding organisations


For general information, please contact the Joint Action Secretariat:
Dr. Friederike Bathe / Dr. Petra Lüers
Project Management Agency
Member of the German Aerospace Center
Health Research Unit
Phone: +49-228-3821-1225 (Bathe)
Phone +49-228-3821-1194 (Lüers)