The Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” (JPI HDHL) has been established to coordinate research in the areas of food, diet, physical activity and health in order to achieve tangible societal and health impact and to strengthen European leadership and competitiveness in this field. Under this umbrella, the joint transnational call “Nutrition and Epigenome” (ERA-HDHL) will be launched.
The aim of this call is to support transnational, collaborative research projects that gain a better understanding of the diet- epigenome relationships and their effect on human health.
Proposals should focus on the diet and epigenome, and cover one of the following areas:
In addition, the follow conditions apply:
This call for proposals includes funding research organisations from nine countries: Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, The Netherlands, Spain and United Kingdom.
Only transnational consortia will be funded. The following condition apply to the composition of consortia:
Researchers or international organisations can participate in projects as collaborators in this call. The following conditions apply to collaborators:
Please note: The content of the call described in this pre-announcement is indicative and may be subject to changes and is not legally binding to the funding organisations.
A more complete understanding of the relationships between nutrition and health is central to deliver the vision of the JPI HDHL. However, even with modern genomics research and current dietary assessment methods, it is challenging to identify the key mechanisms by which diet influences health, and to establish causal relationships and predict outcomes. Investigating the fine regulation of genes, epigenetics, could provide the missing link.
Using the ERA-Net Cofund instrument (named ERA-HDHL), the JPI HDHL aims to overcome this hurdle by creating an international network in the field of nutrition and epigenome. This call is the third implemented Joint Funding Action (JFA) in the frame of ERA-HDHL. It is a joint transnational call, aiming to fund the most excellent transnational research projects that address the link between the diet, the epigenome and health.
There will be a one-stage submission procedure with a rebuttal phase. Proposals and rebuttal feedback must be written in English and must be submitted to the JCS by the coordinator through an electronic submission system available on the JPI HDHL website. No other means of submission will be accepted.
The call is scheduled to open on February 6th, 2017.
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