ERA-HDHL (2021)

The fifth non-cofunded action in the frame of ERA-HDHL: "Addressing adverse and beneficial effects of food ingredients and food processing on hypersensitivities to food” (FOOD_HYPERSENS)”

Announcement

The Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” has been established to coordinate research in the areas of food, diet, physical activity and health in order to achieve tangible societal and health impact and to strengthen European leadership and competitiveness in this field. Under the umbrella of ERA-HDHL, JPI HDHL is now launching a new joint transnational call called FOOD_HYPERSENS “Addressing adverse and beneficial effects of food ingredients and food processing on hypersensitivities to food”.

Aim of the call

The aim of this call is to address how food ingredients and food processing methods can induce or prevent the occurrence of food intolerances and allergies among the consumers.

Proposals should include research on one or more of the following topics:

  • the mechanisms, responsible for inducing or preventing food intolerances and food allergies, both in children and adults (e.g. immunity; inflammation; nutrient metabolism; genetics; microbiota; physiology);
  • how food processing and food ingredients can modulate the occurrence of food allergies/intolerances;
  • the development of new approaches to food processing (e.g. novel food ingredients, novel processing methods) to decrease food intolerance/food allergy;
  • the development and/or validation of diagnostics/methods to distinguish between actual and perceived food intolerances and allergies (IgE and non-IgE-mediated);
  • the development and/or validation of detection methods for adverse or beneficial food components generated through food processing.
Participating countries and agencies
CountryFunding OrganisationAbbreviationContribution in Mio €
Belgium Research Foundation-Flanders FWO 0,20
France French National Research Agency ANR 1,50
Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research,
represented by the Project Management Agency
in the German Aerospace Center
BMBF
represented by DLR
1,50
Israel Ministry of Science and Technology MOST 0,20a
Italy Ministry of agricultural, food and forestry policies MIPAAF 0,20b
Latvia Ministry of Education and Science IZM 0,15c
Norway Research Council of Norway RCN 1,10d
Poland National Centre for Research and Development NCBR 0,40
Spain Spanish State Research Agency AEI 0,50
United Kingdom Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council,
as part of UK Research and Innovation
BBSRC
UKRI
0,50e
Food Standards Agency FSA 0,25e
Medical Research Council,
as part of UK Research and Innovation
MRC
UKR
0,5e

a Funding for the Israeli researchers participating in approved projects depends on the approval of the State budget for 2021 and the availability of funds.

b MIPAAF will finance projects dealing with the following topics only:

  • how food processing and food ingredients can modulate the occurrence of food allergies/intolerances;
  • the development of new approaches to food processing (e.g. novel food ingredients, novel processing methods) to decrease food intolerance/food allergy;
  • the development and/or validation of detection methods for adverse or beneficial food components generated through food processing.

IT partners must take into account that MIPAAF will not support epidemiological studies eventually proposed in a project.

c Activities of the researchers funded by Latvia will not be funded after November 2023.

d Euro exchange rate at the time of application

e Euro exchange rate provided to UK applicants

Eligibility Criteria

Only transnational projects will be funded: each consortium must involve three to six partners eligible for funding by the participating funding organisations from at least three different countries. No more than two eligible partners from the same country will be accepted in the same consortium. In addition, a maximum of two additional partners can join the consortium if they are able to perform their work on their own fund.

In order to achieve ambitious and innovative scientific goals, the proposals should be consumer/patient-oriented. In addition, partners of each consortium should be comprised of several different fields and sectors such as academic and clinical researchers and allied professions, industry and other relevant organisations/stakeholders. Disciplines may include (but are not limited to) e.g. food technologists, nutrition scientists, social scientists, immunologists and / or health scientists. Proposals should clearly demonstrate the benefit of working together and the unique contribution of each partner. The eligibility of these organisations and institutions is subject to the national/regional regulations of the individual funding organisations and may therefore vary.

Projects will be initially funded for a period of three years. Eligible costs may vary according to the corresponding funding organisations’ regulations. Each group will be subject to the rules and regulations of its respective national/regional funding agency.

JPI HDHL provides a partnership tool to help researchers to establish consortia. The "FOOD_HYPERSENS partnership forum” is available to registered users after login, at the link.

Call procedure

There will be a single-stage submission procedure only followed by a rebuttal. Proposals must be written in English and must be submitted by the coordinator through an electronic submission system. No other means of submission will be accepted.

 

Call time Schedule
WhenWhat
February 2nd, 2021 Launch of the call
April 8th, 2021 Submission deadline
June 14-24, 2021 Rebuttal
October 2021 Announcement of the results

For further information, please check the call documents:

We strongly advise the researchers who intend to submit a proposal to contact their national contact point to check the eligibility criteria.

Researchers need to register first at the JPI HDHL Meta Data Base, in order to be able to submit their proposal.

More Information

Factsheet ERA-HDHL - FOOD_HYPERSENS

Contacts

For questions regarding the call:

Dr. Sophie Gay & Dr. Martine Batoux
+33 1 78 09 80 39 +33 1 73 54 81 40
50 avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris

E-mail: JPI-HDHLCalls@agencerecherche.fr

For questions regarding the national/regional rules, please consult the national contact persons (Annex section of the call text, p18)

For technical questions regarding the Electronic Submission System:

E-mail: techsupport@healthydietforhealthylife.eu (with the Joint Call Secretariat in CC).

 

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