The ANR joins the ERA-Net NEURON II to launch a sixth call for research proposals to fund research on mental disorders. Sixteen countries from the European Research Area and abroad are joining this call: Austria, Belgium, Canada (and Québec), Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden.
Research proposals should cover at least one of the following areas:
The ERA-Net NEURON funding organisations particularly wish to promote multidisciplinary work and to encourage translational research proposals that combine basic and clinical approaches. Clinical studies are eligible up to the point of proof of concept. Research on dementia is not included in the present call.
Research proposals must show a clear added value in funding the transnational collaboration. Each consortium submitting a proposal must involve a minimum of three research groups from at least three different countries of funding organisations participating in this call (see list above).
Each submitted proposal must involve a minimum of three and a maximum of five research groups from at least three different countries participating to this call (see list above). Funding will be awarded for a maximum of three years. The ANR will fund only the French partners in the selected projects.
The NEURON joint transnational call 2013 is the transnational section of the 2013 "Mental health - Addictions” (SAMENTA) ANR call.
The submission and evaluation process will be managed by the NEURON II Joint Call Secretariat (JCS).
There will be a two-stage submission procedure:
Additional information can be found on the NEURON II website.
Whilst applications will be submitted jointly by research groups from several countries, individual groups will be funded by the individual funding organisation of their country/region that is participating in the NEURON call 2013. Applicants are therefore subject to eligibility criteria of individual funding organisations. If selected for funding, each French partner involved in a given project will have to sign a grant with the ANR. French applicants are therefore subject to ANR eligibility criteria and the funding of French applicants will be made according to the ANR rules. Please read carefully the “Appendix for French participants” (see below).
Contact person at the NEURON Joint Call Secretariat:
Dr. Petra Lüers
Project Management Agency
Member of the German Aerospace Center