A call for European research projects for pilot studies on preventive strategies related to Neurodegenerative Diseases

NOTE: Five projects are currently being supported under this call. Details of individual projects can be found here or via the link on the left side menu of this page

Recent results from epidemiological studies in aging suggest that preventive strategies may modify both the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases and of symptom progression. However, it is not yet known whether these findings can be translated into efficacious preventive strategies that specifically target healthy persons, at risk populations or early stage patients with neurodegenerative diseases. Therefore, more research is needed to develop proof-of-concept for the design of prevention trials aimed to investigate the effect of complex interventions.

On December 2nd 2013 JPND launched a joint transnational call between 16 countries in order to encourage interdisciplinary “pilot” studies for the design of preventive strategies related to neurodegenerative diseases.

Proposals should entail multidisciplinary studies which may focus on new paradigms for multimodal preventive interventions including culture specific aspects, on harmonisation initiatives, or on proof-of-concept, and feasibility studies. Proposals may include research-based evaluation of interventions and validation of outcome measures.

Funding: The total fund made available for this call is over 11 million euro (from all participating countries). Under this call, each country funds their own national participants in successful collaborative proposals, according to their national budget allocation.

Where can I get more information about this call? Links to the relevant documents and resources can be found below:

  • Call Text – all specific information on the Call