ERA-NET NEURON | Call for Proposals for Transnational Research Projects on Cerebrovascular Diseases


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Date 08.03.2022  
Category Call for proposal

The 'Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research' (NEURON) aims at coordinating research efforts and funding programmes of its partner countries in the field of mental, neurological and sensory disorders.

The ERA-NET NEURON 2022 call aims to facilitate multinational, collaborative research projects that will address important translational questions relating to the cerebrovascular diseases including small vessels disease (CSVD) and brain barriers dysfunction.

The present call aims to fund preclinical and clinical research addressing the pathophysiology and therapeutic developments for stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. Research areas may cover a broad range of aspects associated with cerebrovascular disease such as genetic, epigenetic, molecular mechanism of disease.

Research proposals should cover at least one of the following areas:

  1. Fundamental research addressing the pathogenesis, aetiology, progression, treatment, and prevention of cerebrovascular diseases including CSVD as well as basic research to elucidate the role of brain barriers on cerebrovascular diseases. This may include the development of innovative or shared resources and technologies including computational and statistical tools, as considered of relevance in the context of this call.
  2. Clinical research to develop novel strategies for prevention (including secondary prevention), diagnosis, patient stratification, therapy and/or rehabilitation for cerebrovascular diseases

Who can apply:
  • International consortia composed from minimum 3 to maximum 5 researchers (including partners) from universities, research institute, hospitals, foundations and/or companies from at least 3 different participating countries. No more than two researchers can be from the same country. Partners from other countries may be part of a consortium if they can secure their own funding.
  • Swiss-based applicants: must be eligible for SNSF Project Funding (see EPFL Instructions for SNSF Project Funding) and cannot participate in more than one proposal per call. Please contact [email protected] to verify your eligibility for the call. Proposals with overlapping funding periods with ongoing SNSF grants are only approved if the research projects pursue different goals in the context of this programme. The SNSF exclusively funds research conducted for non-commercial purposes.

Duration: max. 36 months. No-cost extensions can be granted if allowed by the country-specific regulations.

Funding: depends on the country-specific regulations. The SNSF has allocated CHF 1 M for 3-4 projects for 12-36 months for this call. The minimum financial request is CHF 50’000.

Timeline of the call:
  • Deadline for pre-proposals: 8 March 2022 at 14:00 CET
  • Swiss applicants must submit pre-proposals and full proposals via mySNF at the same deadline as the consortium applications are submitted to the Call Secretariat via the electronic submission system.
  • Invitation to submit a full proposal: mid-May 2022
  • Deadline for full proposals: 28 June 2022 at 14: CET
  • Project start: Early to mid 2023

For further information, please have a look at the call webpage where you will find the call text, country-specific information for Switzerland, evaluation criteria, useful contacts, pre-proposal and full proposal templates and the submission online tool.


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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