Call for proposal

  Thursday 8 March 2018

[SNSF ERA-NET Neuron | Research Funding]

The ERA-NET NEURON launches a joint transnational call to facilitate multinational, collaborative research projects that will address important questions related to mental health and mental disorders (mood, anxiety, psychotic, autism spectrum, substance use and other disorders). Research on dementia is excluded from the present call.
The call will accept novel and original research proposals within the breadth of research understanding basic mechanisms of disease to proof-of-concept clinical studies in humans. The NEURON funding organizations particularly wish to promote multi-disciplinary work and translational research proposals that combine basic and clinical approaches. For many research questions, collaboration within a consortium of psychiatrists and neurologists is important and therefore encouraged, where appropriate, along with fundamental neuroscientists, and disciplines with specific expertise such as e.g. neuro-pediatricians. Research proposals should cover at least one of the following areas:
a) Fundamental research on the pathogenesis, aetiology and resilience mechanisms of mental disorders.
b) Clinical research to develop novel strategies for prevention, (early) diagnosis, patient stratification, therapy, and/or rehabilitation procedures for mental disorders.
Each consortium must be comprised of a minimum of 3 research groups eligible for funding, from 3 different countries. The maximum number is limited to 5, including partners participating by own expenses. No more than 2 research groups from the same country. Each consortium partner is funded by its national funding body, for Switzerland the SNSF. Applicants MUST contact their national contacts person prior pre-proposal submission to check their eligibility (see the link).
Funding and duration
Funding amount: total budget is ca. 1 MCHF for 3-4 projects
Duration: up to 3 years
Submission deadlines: pre-proposal, March 8th 2018, 14:00 (CET); full proposal (upon invitation), June 26th 2018
Application: see templates and procedure for submission
For more information: please have a look at the ERA-NET Neuron website, the complete call document or contact the Research Office

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