The ANR joins the Joint Programming Initiative “Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” (JPI HDHL) to launch a first joint call for proposals to fund transnational research projects on intestinal microbiomics.
Twelve countries are participating in this call: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain and United Kingdom.
The main objective of this call is to support multidisciplinary transnational research consortia using innovative and scientific approaches to increase knowledge on:
1. The short-term and long-term functional effects of diet, dietary patterns and dietary constituents on human intestinal microbiota
2. The functional impact of diet-related variations in the intestinal microbiota on human health and/or the development of non-communicable chronic diseases
The overall vision is to develop dietary interventions or guidance for modulation of the intestinal microbiome to promote health and/or prevent the development of non-communicable chronic diseases. The programme should generate new knowledge to support health maintenance and/or new treatments.
Funding will be awarded for a maximum of three years. The ANR will fund only the French partners in the selected projects.
The call is centrally coordinated by the Joint Call Secretariat, which is represented by The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw).
Submissions of proposals will proceed in two steps. All pre-proposals should be submitted online via the submission website before the deadline: April 28th, 2015, 16:00 CET.
Each French partner of the selected projects will sign a grant agreement with the ANR. Therefore, he/she will adhere to the methods stipulated in the "Regulations concerning the conditions of allocation of ANR funding", which may be consulted on the ANR website.