Selected – 2020

Transnational call on the prevention of unhealthy weight gain and obesity during crucial phases throughout the lifespan (HDHL-INTIMIC PREPHOBES)

The French National Research Agency, in partnership with 9 countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands and Spain) is launching a fourth call for proposals through the ERA-NET HDHL-INTIMIC. The initiative aims to promote international research on nutrition and health. The global budget for this action will be of about 6,8 millions of euros.

The aim of this call is to encourage the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative strategies designed to prevent or reduce overweight and obesity, in defined target populations based on certain life stages.

The research to be funded within this call should have a holistic, multi-disciplinary and solution oriented approach and will focus on one or more crucial phase(s) throughout the lifespan such as transition periods (for example from prenatal to postnatal phase/infancy, pre-school to school age, adolescence to early adulthood) or critical life events (for example moving, marriage, period in between pregnancies, diagnosis of a chronic disease, recovering from disease, retirement, migration). To increase the impact of the research and facilitate its later use in future policies on lifestyle interventions and public health, this call strongly encourages the active integration of stakeholders (e.g. patient and/or consumer organisations) or citizen science approaches. These partners should be engaged in the research process from conception of the study to dissemination and implementation.

The consortium should be transdisciplinary and involve 3 to 6 partners eligible for funding from at least three countries participating to the call (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands, and Spain). No more than two eligible partners from the same country will be accepted within the same consortium. Each research consortium should include at least one operational stakeholder as a partner/collaborator (eligible for funding or participating with its own budget) in order to collaborate across sectors including the academic sector, public health sector, governmental sector, private sector and industrial partners. Two additional partners could also join the consortium if they can fund their own work without requesting money to the funders. ANR will only fund the French partners of the selected projects.

Opening : 2020-01-29 at 11:00 CET
Pre-proposal deadline : 2020-05-07 at 16:00 CEST
Application Deadline : 2020-07-10 at 16:00 CEST

A two-steps evaluation procedure.

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

Proposals should be directly submitted online on the JPI HDHL website (ANR will not directly accept any proposal submission and no additional information is required by ANR).

Call Secretariat

Dr. Nikki De Clercq and Dr. Laura Peeters
+32 9 272 30 62 | +32 9 272 30 26


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