The ERA-Net HDHL- INTIMIC partners are pleased to pre-announce the launch of a 4th additional non-cofunded joint funding activity “Standardised measurement, monitoring and/or biomarkers to study food intake, physical activity and health (STAMIFY)” expected on January 28thsup>, 2021.
This new joint transnational call intends to fund dedicated, scientifically excellent transnational research projects that develop improved methods and tools designed to assess and monitor diet and physical activity in order to provide better dietary and physical activity recommendations and guidelines, and therefore help promote a healthier lifestyle.
Currently, 10 funding agencies from 8 different countries intend to support this call for transnational research projects in the field of diet, physical activity and health.
The research to be funded within this call should address at least one of the following topics:
(1) the development of improved methods for dietary assessment using new technologies; (2) the further development of existing/identified biomarkers for food intake; (3) identification of biomarkers of physical activities (sedentary and sleep behavior) including the first step(s) of validation; (4) approaches for scientific application of commercially available device-based methods for objective assessment of physical activity as well as develop approaches to handle, aggregate and analyse such data in diverse populations; and (5) the development of integrative tools to assess and monitor both dietary intake and physical activity. To increase the impact of the research and facilitate its later use in public health practice, projects are encouraged to engage end-users (e.g. consumers, industry, clinicians) in the research process from conception of the study to dissemination and implementation.
The STAMIFY call will consist of a two-stage submission procedure. The submission deadline for the pre-proposals is presumably March 31th, 2021. In case of approval by the scientific evaluation panel, consortia will be invited for the second step presumably beginning of June 2021 and will have to submit their full proposals by July 22th, 2021.
For more information about this new call, please check the pre-announcement, which includes more details on the scope, participating countries/funding organisations and conditions for application.