Selected – 2015

Joint Transnational Call (JTC 2015) for European Research Projects on Neurodevelopmental Disorders under the ERA-NET NEURON II

The ANR joins the ERA-NET NEURON II to launch a eighth call for research proposals to fund research on neurodevelopmental disorders.

Eighteen agencies in seventeen countries from the European Research Area and abroad are joining this call: Belgium, Canada (and Québec), France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.

Research proposals should cover at least one of the following areas:

  • a) Fundamental research on the pathogenesis and/or aetiology of neurodevelopmental disorders. This may include the development of innovative or shared resources, and new technologies for the prediction, prevention or therapy of disease.
  • b) Clinical research, including the exploitation of novel clinical data sets, to develop new strategies for diagnosis, therapy, and rehabilitation procedures for diseases in which neurodevelopmental mechanisms play the key role.

Studies may relate to - without excluding others - diseases such as autism, schizophrenia, mental retardation, attention deficit disorders, foetal alcohol syndrome, epilepsy syndromes, cerebral palsy, inherited peripheral neuropathies, sensory disorders and spastic paraplegias. Disorders that manifest only with neurodegenerative features during adulthood will not be eligible for this call.

Clinical studies are eligible up to the point of proof of concept.

Each submitted proposal must involve a minimum of three and a maximum of five research groups from at least three different countries participating in 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.

Opening : 2015-02-04 at 13:42 CET
Pre-proposal deadline : 2015-03-09 at 14:00 CET
Application Deadline : 2015-06-23 at 14:00 CEST


The submission and evaluation process will be managed by the JTC 2015 NEURON II Joint Call Secretariat (JCS).

There will be a two-stage submission procedure:

  • Joint pre-proposals (in English) must be uploaded to the submission website. Submission (electronic submission only) must be completed before March 9th, 2015 at 13:59 CET. Only the pre-proposals that will be selected by the international Scientific Evaluation Committee will be invited to submit a full proposal.
  • Joint full proposals (in English) will only be accepted from applicants who are invited by the JCS. Full-applications should be submitted electronically on the same submission website. The deadline for submission of full-applications (electronic submission only) is: June 23rd 2015 at 13:59 CET.

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 JTC 2015. 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 agreement with the ANR. French applicants are therefore subject to the ANR eligibility criteria and the funding of French applicants will be regulated according to the ANR rules. Please read carefully the “Appendix for French participants” (see below).


Contact person at the NEURON Joint Call Secretariat:

Dr. Alexander Klein
NEURON Joint Call Secretariat
Project Management Agency
Part of the German Aerospace Center (PT-DLR)
- Health Research -
Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1
53227 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49-228-3821-1877
E-Mail: alexander.klein(at)


Consult the upcoming and current calls of the portal

The portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.


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