METADIS the new HDHL INTIMIC call for projects expected by February 2019

JPI HDHL is pleased to announce the launch of the 2nd non-cofunded action under HDHL INTIMIC in the field of the “Impact of Diet, Food Components and Food Processing on Body Weight Regulation and Overweight Related Metabolic Diseases”. The aim of this call is to support transnational, collaborative research projects that address important research questions regarding the effects of food (components) or diets and/or food processing on overweight and related metabolic diseases. An additional objective is to support Early Career Scientists in the area of food, nutrition and health. The launch of the new call is planned on 5th February 2019.

Proposals should focus on one or both of the following topics:
  1. Identification of food (components) or diets that affect appetite and/or satiety, body weight regulation and/or risk factors for the development of overweight related metabolic diseases as well as the underlying mechanisms. This includes the understanding of individual responses to food components or diets.

  2. The effect of food processing and/or storage conditions on food components, and the mechanisms by which this will influence appetite and/or satiety, body weight regulation and/or risk factors for the development of overweight related metabolic diseases. This can include studying how to modify the amount of these food components during food processing without affecting consumer acceptance
To support Early Career Scientists (ECSs) the following conditions apply:
  • Proposals must include training of Early Career Scientists (ECSs i.e. PhD students or/and post-docs – please refer to National Annexes). Examples of training activities are mobility and lab visits of ECSs between partners of the consortium or implementation of summer school(s).

  • To support career development the JPI HDHL will organize a training activity for ECSs to assist with their career development after the projects have started. Travel costs for at least one ECS per consortium partner must be included in the budget plan of the proposal.
The projects consortia are expected to involve different disciplines to achieve ambitious and innovative scientific goals. Proposals should clearly demonstrate added-value from working together and unique contributions of each partner.

Interested applicants are encouraged to initiate scientific contacts with potential project consortium partners for application.

For further informations please see the preliminary announcement.

More information will soon be available online at

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