Five funding organisations:
are associated to open a Joint Transnational Call for funding multilateral integrated research projects focusing on the metabolic syndrome and the cardiovascular and metabolic diseases arising from it.
The aim of the call is to enable scientists in different countries to build an effective collaboration based on synergistic usage of existing data and resources from genomics and post-genomics to better understand the pathophysiology of the metabolic syndrome and the diseases arising from it. The results of these collaborative research projects are expected to provide the basis for translation into advances in the prevention, prediction, diagnostics and therapy of human diseases related to the metabolic syndrome.
Proposals must cover at least one of the following areas, which are equal in relevance for this call:
Only transnational projects will be funded. Each consortium submitting a proposal must involve a minimum of three and a maximum of six research groups from at least three different countries participating to the call (Canada, France, Germany, and Spain).
There will be a two-stage submission procedure for joint applications: registration letters and full proposals. In both cases, one joint proposal document (in English) shall be prepared by the partners of a joint transnational proposal, and must be submitted to the JCS by one spokesperson, the coordinator (called principal investigator in Canada).
The call text, guidelines for applicants, and the registration letter template are accessible on this website.
French partners should also consult the appendix for French partners’ document on this website.
Joint registration letters (in English) must be submitted in an electronic version no later than 7 April 2011 at 08 p.m. GMT.
Full proposals (in English) must be submitted in an electronic version no later than July 15 2011 at 08 p.m. GMT.
For further information, please contact:
Stephanie Robertson: stephanie.robertson(at)cihr-irsc.gc.ca, +1 613 954-0533
FRSQ, Canada (Québec):
Dr Howard Berman: hbergman(at)frsq.gouv.qc.ca
Dr Vivianne Poupon: vpoupon(at)frsq.gouv.qc.ca
+1 514 873-2114
Dr Natalia Martin: +33 1 73 54 81 33
Dr Jenifer Clark: +33 1 78 09 80 78
Dr Serawit Bruck: +33 1 73 54 81 70
Dr. Juan E. Riese: jriese(at)isciii.es, +34 91 82 22181
Dr. Gaspar Giner – Abati Bache: gginer-abati(at)isciii.es, +34 91 82 22477
Maria Druet: mdruet(at)isciii.es, +34 91 82 22530