NUTRIMMUNE (2022)Deadline: o'clock
In February 2022, JPI HDHL launched a new joint funding activity “Nutrition-responsiveness of the immune system: interplay between infectious diseases and diet-related metabolic diseases and the potential for food-based solutions (NUTRIMMUNE)”.
Who can apply
The interplay of infectious diseases and diet-related metabolic diseases (i.e. non-communicable and communicable diseases) is of emerging importance globally. With new infectious diseases such as COVID-19, which are more severe and more fatal in individuals with obesity or diabetes, the role of co-morbidities in the susceptibility to and severity of infectious disease has become more visible to the public and policy makers. A better understanding of the complex interplay between nutrition, immune function and resilience (including the inflammation component) and human health will enable society to be better prepared for future pandemics and will improve the burden of metabolic diseases.
AIM OF THE CALL
The aim of this call is to support transnational, collaborative research projects that gain a better understanding of the interactions between nutrition and immunity within the context of its interplay between infectious diseases and diet-related metabolic diseases. Research in this area is expected to provide insights that allow the development and scientific substantiation of intervention strategies for sustaining good health through all life stages and treating nutrition-related diseases.
Joint research proposals may be submitted by applicants working in universities (or other higher education institutions), non-university public research institutes, hospitals and other health care settings. Participation of private parties is encouraged as well as commercial companies, in particular small and medium-size enterprises. However, the eligibility of these organisations and institutions are subject to the national/regional regulations of the individual funding organisations and may therefore vary. Details of the national/regional eligibility criteria from individual funding organisations are provided in Annex 1 of the Call text.
Proposals should focus on one or both of the following topics:
- Establishing the cause-and-effect relationship between nutrition, immune function and infectious diseases in the context of diet-related metabolic disorders. Building on existing knowledge to further identify mechanisms of action (including common molecular pathways), projects will:
- Advance understanding of how nutrition, foods and dietary patterns modulate immune system homeostasis, response (e.g. inflammation), dysregulation and susceptibility to infectious disease across the life course in people with diet-related metabolic diseases.
- Explore how nutrition may contribute to infectious disease risk in people with diet-related metabolic diseases at various stages including prevention of, severity of, recovery from, and rehabilitation after the infectious disease.
- Development of innovative food solutions.
Proof of principle studies are desired in order to support the development of effective diet-related health-improvement strategies health-improvement strategies and/or food products to promote a healthy immune system in people with diet-related metabolic diseases and their application at any stage of the infectious disease process.
What to request
|Contribution in €
|French National Research Agency
|Federal Ministry of Education and Research,
represented by the Project Management Agency
in the German Aerospace Center
|BMBF (represented by DLR)
|Health Research Board
|Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
|Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology
|Instituto Superiore di Sanità (National Institye of Health)
|National Institute of Health Carlos III
|Research State Agency
|The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development
|ZonMw (Health~Holland represented by ZonMw
|Medical Research Council Medical Research Council as part of UK Research and Innovation
* Did not fund research projects in this call
** Euro exchange rate provided to UK applicants
|15th February 2022
|Publication of the call
|21th April 2022
|Submission deadline proposals
|14th June 2022
|Send reviewers comment to applicants
|24th June 2022
|Deadline submission rebuttal letter
|6th & 7th September 2022
|SEC & CSC meeting to discuss proposals
|End September 2022
|Final funding decision
|November 2022- April 2023*
*Deadline for the start of the project may vary depending on the funding organisations involved. Please contact your national/regional funding organisations for more information.
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