HDHL-INTIMIC (2017)Deadline: o'clock
In January 2017, the first joint funding action of the ERA-Net Cofund “Interrelation of the INtesTInal MICrobiome, Diet and Health” (HDHL-INTIMIC) was launched by nine countries. Projects started in the beginning of 2018 and run for three years.
Who can apply
The composition and activity of the human gut microbiome have been linked to health and well-being as well as etiology and progression of a number of chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, cancer and neuropsychological pathologies. However, the exact role for the intestinal microbiome in maintaining health as well as in onset and progression of chronic diseases is still largely unknown. Diet has been identified as one of the main factors modulating the composition and function of the gut microbiome, although the mode of action is not fully understood. More research is needed to better understand how diet-related variations in the gut microbiota composition impact on health. In addition, the so far limited coordination and collaboration between the relevant scientific disciplines and research activities has been a stumbling block hampering a deeper understanding of this complex interplay.
AIM OF THE CALL
Using the ERA-Net Cofund instrument (named HDHL-INesTInal MICrobiomics - INTIMIC) the JPI HDHL aims to create an international network in the field of diet, intestinal microbiome and health. This co-funded call is the first implemented Joint Funding Action (JFA) in the frame of HDHL-INTIMIC. It is a joint transnational call, co-funded by the European Union (EU), aiming to fund the most excellent transnational research projects that address the causal relationship of diet, the intestinal microbiome and health.
Joint transnational research proposals may be submitted by research groups working in universities (or other higher education institutions), non-university public research institutes, hospitals and other health care settings, as well as commercial companies, in particular small and medium-size enterprises.
The aim of the co-funded call within HDHL-INTIMIC is to support multinational, collaborative research projects that address important research questions regarding the cause-and-effect relationships between diet, the intestinal microbiome and human health.
In particular, proposals should focus on at least one of the following areas:
- the basic understanding of the gut microbiome and its causal role in human health and/or the onset of chronic diseases including the dissection of underlying molecular mechanisms
- the functional links between diet and/or dietary components on the composition and functioning of the gut microbiome and consequent physiological effects on the host, including individually tailored responses
- the identification of novel microbiome-targeted strategies and food products for preventive and therapeutic applications including personalised diets and specific food for specific target groups that operate by influencing the gut microbiome
|Austria||Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy,||BMWFW||€300.000|
|Belgium**||Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research||ILVO*||€150.000|
|Belgium**||Fund for Scientific Research||FNRS||€200.000|
|France||French National Research Agency||ANR||€1.500.000|
|Germany||Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture represented by the
Federal Office for Agriculture and Food
|Germany||Federal Ministry of Education and Research, represented by the Project Management Agency in the German Aerospace Center||BMBF
|Israel||Ministry of Science, Technology and Space||MoST||€350.000|
|Italy||Ministry of Education, University and Research||MIUR||€500.000|
|The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development||ZonMw||€1.000.000|
|Spain||National Institute of Health Carlos III||ISCIII||€500.000|
|Spain||Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness||MINECO||€900.000|
|Sweden||The Swedish Research Council Formas||FORMAS||€750.000|
*Only for participation in the ILVO-PhD programme (see national regulations in the Guidelines for Applicants)
**Did not fund research projects in this call
|26th of January 2017||Publication of the Call|
|5th of April 2017||Submission deadline for pre-proposals|
|30th/31th of May 2017||SEC and CSC meeting for pre-proposals|
|6th of June 2017||Communication selection of pre-proposals|
|20nd of July 2017||Submission deadline full proposals|
|7th/8th of September 2017||SEC and CSC meeting full proposals|
|October 2017||Communication funding decisions,
Start of national administrative procedures between partners and funding organisations
|December 2017 until March 2018||Start of projects|
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