Small plastic particles can be consumed by accidental swallowing of toothpaste, by consuming polluted seafood or even by inhalation of polluted air. To what extent the exposure to small plastic particles of varying shape, size and composition is a public health threat is unclear.
27 June 2018
20 September 2018,
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The general aim of the call is to gain insight into possible health threats and the biological mechanisms that might be involved when humans are exposed to small plastic particles via oral or inhalation routes.
There are three sub-aims:
Projects will have a maximum duration of 12 months. These so-called ‘breakthrough projects’ are considered ‘high risk-high gain’ research. The aim is to develop an innovative idea into a proof of concept. Total budget available for projects at the time of publication of the call is €1.080.000, the Gieskes Strijbis foundation contribution is included in this budget. More budget is likely but not confirmed.
Proposals need to address one of the three sub-aims of the call. Method development or fine-tuning of an existing method for the detection of small environmental plastic particles in human matrices can be part of the proposed project, however projects must go further than just method of measurement development.
Applications may be submitted (main applicant) by PhD graduates (e.g. post-docs) with a permanent or temporary position with Dutch institutions for scientific education and research and institutions recognized for this call by ZonMw. The main applicant, must devote at least 0.2 FTE to the project. There is at least one co-applicant working on the project with a different expertise.
Applicants can apply for a maximum of €100.000 per project, or €120.000 if there is also international collaboration. Matching in cash or in kind by the participating research institutes is appreciated, but not required as such.
You may submit your application via ProjectNet until September 20th 2018, 14.00hrs.
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