The COEN initiative has released its second call for proposals aiming to further catalyse collaborative research to drive a step change in neurodegeneration research.

The Network of Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (COEN) initiative; aims to build collaborative research activity in neurodegeneration research across borders, focusing on the critical mass and excellence. COEN is aligned with JPND, although it operates as an independent entity.

The second COEN call for proposals will provide funds for “Pathfinder” grants for innovative approaches to better understand disease mechanisms and provide new avenues for therapeutic development, with the potential for “programme” level support to take forward successful Pathfinders.

The remit of the call is broad in scope: projects may include studies to understand neurodegenerative mechanisms, or create technological advances to support novel diagnostic or therapeutic approaches.

The call will be administered as for the previous COEN call, with partners funding research in their own country. Funds of £5m are available across this call.

More information can be found at the COEN website at the link below.



November 30, 2012