The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) initiative launched a transnational call for linking pre-diagnosis disturbances of physiological systems to neurodegenerative diseases. This is a call with a view to promoting research aiming at the detection, measurement and understanding of early disease indicators related to neurodegenerative diseases, with potential for the development of new diagnostics or interventions.


  • Transnational research
  • Focus on neurodegenerative diseases (one or several of following; SCA, SMA, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Prion, Motor neuron or Huntington disease)  
  • Physiological effects
  • Biomarkers

Onderdeel van programma

EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)

Geplaatst op

28 januari 2021


2 maart 2021,
14.00 uur

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 aim at identifying and measuring physiological effects and related biomarkers that can be linked to the development of neurodegenerative diseases, as well as enhancing the understanding of causal underlying cellular, molecular, metabolic, inflammatory or other systemic processes.


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. However, if the proposal involves at least one regular partner from an EU-13 country (e.g. Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Turkey), the maximum number of regular partners is extended to seven. Whilst proposals are to be submitted jointly by partners from different countries, individual regular partners will  be  funded  by  the corresponding funding  organization of their  country participating  in this call.

Eligible candidates

Research centres and University Medical Centers are eligible. Enterprises may also be eligible, but the funding rates for enterprises vary based on types of research and types of enterprises. See the country specific regulations.


The total made available for this call is about 19 million euros. The Netherlands makes €1.5 million available for Dutch researchers, with a maximum of €300.000 per partner. Joint transnational research proposals can be funded for a period of up to three years. Please look at the funding regulations per country.

Submit application

You have to submit your application via JPND call Secretariat.

Download all information

The call text can be downloaded as a pdf and contains all detailed information about this call.

JPND Call for Proposals (pdf) 259 KB


Please contact Marjolein Scholten for queries about the call. If you have any technical questions about the submission of project proposal please contact the JPND Joint Call Secretariat.

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Marjolein Scholten

Senior Programma manager Memorabel

+31 70 349 53 35
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Joint Call Secretariat

Dr Sabrina Voß and Dr Katrin Michel

(+49) 228-3821 211
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