Despite several remarkable achievements and advancements in technology, the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases remains not fully understood. This call aims to improve the understanding of complex and multifactorial pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases through multi-OMICS and Big Data approaches designed to find new drug targets and biomarkers for the development of personalised treatment approaches.


  • Using the potential from existing animal and cellular models and cohorts, including available data and biomaterial, for conducting large-scale OMICS approaches to unravel the interplay and interactions of molecules from multiple molecular levels driving disease pathogenesis.
  • Better understanding the complex and multi-factorial mechanisms of disease onset and progression as well as the corresponding influencing factors.
  • Translating the findings from Big Data analysis and multi-OMICS approaches to existing animal and cellular models, thereby enhancing the potential of these models.
  • Identification of new drug targets or novel starting points for pharmacological interventions and prevention.
  • Sharpening the current understanding of disease definition, thus leading to enhanced sub-classification and better patient stratification.


Part of programme

EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)

Published on

10 January 2023


7 March 2023,

Read the complete grant call

Do you want to apply? The entire grant call can be accessed using the link below. Here you can find all the specific information about the call.

Call text 2023 OMICS final (pdf) 280 KB

Purpose of call

The aim of the call is to establish a number of ambitious, innovative, multi-disciplinary and multi-national collaborative research projects that seek to improve the understanding of the complex and multifactorial pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases by applying multi-OMICs and Big Data approaches in order to generate useful information for the diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and drug discovery of neurodegenerative diseases.


Each proposal must involve a minimum of three and a maximum of six regular partners, including the coordinator, from at least three different countries participating in this call (see the JPND call text). External collaborators may participate but must secure their own funding.
Whilst proposals are to be submitted jointly by regular partners from different countries, each regular partner will be funded by the corresponding funding organisation of their country participating in this call.

Eligible candidates
Research organisations and University Medical Centres that meet the criteria of ‘research and knowledge dissemination organisation’ (hereinafter referred to as ‘research organisation’) in accordance with the Commission Decision of 20 December 2011 on the application of Article 106(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to
State aid in the form of public service compensation granted to certain undertakings entrusted with the operation of services of general economic interest (Exemption Decision). See the country specific information on the JPND call webpage.

 Total earmarked budget of the Netherlands: €2.100.000
ZonMw has a maximum funding per project for this call: each project can request €300.000.

Joint transnational research projects can be funded for a period of up to three years.
Please look at the funding regulations per country.


Submit application

The coordinator of the project must submit the pre-proposal in electronic format no later than 12:00 C.E.T. on March 7, 2023, via the JPND electronic submission system. No other means of submission will be accepted. A pre-proposal template is available at the JPND website. Adherence to this template is mandatory.

Download all information

Large scale analysis of OMICS data for drug-target finding in neurodegenerative diseases call text(pdf)

More information can be found on the European JPND website.


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