The ANR launches in collaboration with the ERA-NET NEURON a joint call to support multinational, collaborative research projects addressing questions related to external insults to the central nervous system. The call accepts proposals ranging from the understanding of basic mechanisms of disease, through proof-of-concept clinical studies in humans to neurorehabilitation.
The present call is supported by 22 agencies located in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
The main focus of the call is on primary physical insults to the central nervous system. The topics include acute Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) over the entire lifespan.
The proposals should contain original and novel research programs, based on collaborative added value to answer key questions on at least one of the following areas
This call excludes research projects addressing hemorrhage and hypoxia as well as research on psychological/mental consequences of insults, including stress related disorders. Research on neurodegenerative disorders will neither be eligible in the present call.
The proposals should be submitted by consortia composed by a minimum of three and a maximum of five2 research groups, from at least three different countries. No more than two research groups should be from the same country. Only the French parties of each selected consortium will be funded by the ANR.
Selected projects can be funded for a duration up to three years. Funding is expected to start early in 2017.
1 Eligibility and funding requirements for clinical trials vary between the partner countries. Clarification may be obtained from the individual funding agencies.
2 The inclusion of consortium partners from the following underrepresented countries (Latvia, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey) increases the maximum number of partners to six.
The selection procedure is made in two stages
A pre-proposal document should be submitted before March, 14th 2016 (14:00 CET) via the electronic submission system.
A full-proposal document should be submitted after explicit invitation by the Joint Call Secretariat before June, 30th 2016 (14:00 CEST) via the electronic submission system.
It is strongly recommended that all applicants thoroughly read the information provided below.
Contact person for the Joint Call Secretariat:
Dr. Sascha Helduser
Sascha.Helduser(at)dlr.de; + 49-228-3821-1116
Dr. Sheyla Mejia-Gervacio