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ERA-NET NEURON Cofund2

International Cooperation

ERA-NET NEURON Cofund2

FCT is a partner of the network NEURON Cofund2, an ERA-NET that aims to promote and support research in neurosciences related diseases and has the participation of 25 partners from 22 different countries (Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and United Kingdom).

NEURON Cofund2 JOINT TRANSNATIONAL CALL 2021

Highlights

7 January 2021: Call Launch

9 March 2021 : Deadline for pre-proposals (14:00h CET)

Please consult this webpage on a regular basis for possible news/updates.

The Call Docs will contain detailed information on Call topics, participating countries and eligibility. Please consult the documents and selected links available in the yellow box on the right.

Call Topic

Transnational Research Projects on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Proposals shall address at least one of the following areas:

1- Fundamental research addressing the pathogenesis, aetiology, susceptibility, and resilience mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders. This may include the development of innovative or shared resources and technologies that are relevant for neurodevelopmental disorders.

2- Clinical research to develop novel strategies for prevention, diagnosis, patient stratification, therapy and/or rehabilitation for neurodevelopmental disorders.

Participating Countries

Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Turkey.

Applicants from countries not participating in the call can be part of a consortium, if they are able to secure their own funding.

How to Apply

1- Please consult the Call Documents on the yellow box on the right.

2- Consult the National Documents available in the box on the right. Also read the specific National funding regulations of all the participating countries involved in your consortium (including your own), available in the Guidelines for Applicants (available soon). Non-eligible partners may lead to the rejection of the whole consortium.

3- Access to the online submission platform

4- Each Portuguese partner (or coordinator) must send to the Call National Contact Point a Statement of Commitment (a single pdf file) duly signed, dated, and stamped by the Head of the Portuguese applicant organization and by the Principal Investigator, until 10 days after the submission deadline. FCT may latter require the original of the statement of commitment.

FCT financial commitment and funding regulations (Portugal only)

National funding commitment for the call: 250.000 €

Maximum requested funding for a consortium coordinated by Portugal: 250.000 €

Maximum requested funding for a consortium with Portuguese participation: 150.000 €

Note: if more than one Portuguese institution participates in a given consortium, the budget has to be shared. Portuguese institutions must follow FCT's Legislation, Regulations and Norms. The dedication (FTE) in transnational projects is not taken into account for the 100% (FTE) dedication to national projects.

Contacts

National Contact Point

Anabela Isidro
anabela.isidro@fct.pt
Tel: (351) 213 911 552

Marta Abrantes
marta.abrantes@fct.pt
Tel: (351) 213 911 596

FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Av. D. Carlos I, 126 - 7º
1249 – 074 LISBOA
Portugal

This initiative has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 964215