Closed – 2019

Impact of Diet, Food Components and Food Processing on Body Weight Regulation and Related Metabolic Diseases (METADIS)

The French National Research Agency, in partnership with ten countries (Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden) is launching a third joint call for proposals through the ERA-Net HDHL-INTIMIC. The initiative aims to promote international research on nutrition and health. The global funding will be 8 million of euros (without additional support from the European Commission). 

The aim of the present call is to study how food could influence appetite and/or satiety, body weight, appearance or development of metabolic diseases by studying the underlying mechanisms. The call will particularly focus on the impact on health of the:

  • Food components and/or diets
  • Food transformation and/or storage

Applicants should also consider the possible impact of age, sex, ethnical origins, social environment and genetic backgrounds in their proposal, when relevant. The development of entirely new food processing methods is excluded from this call.

The consortium should involve 3 to 8 partners from at least three eligible countries. No more than two partners from the same country will be accepted within the same consortium. Both public research partners, private companies and associations are welcome to join the call. ANR will only fund the French partners of the selected projects. Selected projects will be funded for a period of up to three years. A detailed description of the eligibility requirements can be found on the HDHL JPI Website.

Each project should include a detailed description of the specific actions dedicated to Early Career Scientist (PhD student, Post-docs), such as a mobility program between partners or summer schools.

Opening : 2019-02-05 at 17:00 CET
Pre-proposal deadline : 2019-04-02 at 17:00 CEST
Application Deadline : 2019-07-09 at 17:00 CEST

Erratum 02.19.2019: The eligibility rules concerning the Spanish partners have been updated (see the annexes of the call text, page 41-43).

Submitted projects will be evaluated in two phases (pre-proposals/full proposals)

Call text and pre-proposal template can be found on the HDHL website.

Pre-proposals should be submitted online on the HDHL JPI submission site (ANR will not directly accept any proposal submission).

Call Secretariat (preferential contact via e-mail)

Sophie Gay & Martine Batoux
+33 1 78 09 80 39/+33 1 73 54 81 40


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