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Preliminary Announcement ERA-NET NEURON JTC 2020

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Preliminary Announcement

Call for Proposals for
Multinational Research Projects on “Sensory Disorders”

To promote biomedical and health research in the field of disease related neuroscience, the 'Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research' (NEURON) has been established under the ERA-NET scheme of the European Commission ( Using the ERA-NET mechanism, an international joint call for funding multilateral research projects in the field of Sensory Disorders will be launched on January 8th, 2020.


Aim of the call

Research proposals should cover at least one of the following areas:
a)  Fundamental research addressing the pathogenesis and etiology of sensory disorders. This may include the development of innovative or shared resources and technologies. The relevance of the research to sensory systems disorders must be clearly described. Pre-clinical studies may be included. Any animal or cell models should already be established and validated.
b) Clinical research to develop novel strategies for prevention, diagnosis, patient stratification, therapy and/or rehabilitation for sensory disorders.

The following research areas are excluded from this call:

  • Chronic pain;
  • Impairment of sensations or hallucinations caused by mental disorders and effects of neurological diseases (e.g. stroke);
  • Eye movement disorders due to neurological diseases;
  • Neurodegenerative disorders that are addressed by the EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) - Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative dementias, Parkinson’s disease (PD) and PD-related disorders, Prion disease, Motor neuron diseases, Huntington’s disease, Spinocerebellar ataxia, Spinal muscular atrophy.

General conditions for application

Joint transnational research proposals may be submitted by research teams working in universities (or other higher education institutions), non-university public or private research institutes, hospitals or foundations, as well as in commercial companies, particularly small and medium-size enterprises.
The eligible research partners must be from at least three different countries. The total number of research partners in a consortium is limited to five, including partners participating by own expenses. No more than two research groups can be from the same country.
Consortia including partners from countries that are to date underrepresented in this funding scheme (Latvia, Romania and Slovakia may increase the total number of partners to six.


Timetable JTC 2020

December 3,  2019 Preliminary Announcement of the Joint Transnational Call

January 8,  2020 Launch of the Joint Transnational Call

March 10, 2020 Deadline (submission of pre-proposals) 14:00 CET

May 18, 2020 Formal invitation to submit a full proposal

June 22, 2020 Deadline (submission of full proposals) 14:00 CET

Mid-September, 2020 Peer Review Panel meeting to assess the full proposals

October-November, 2020 Final funding decision by the CSC and start of national administrative procedures

Early in 2021 Start of funding


More information at

Partner search tool: ERA-Net NEURON Partner Search

Indicative budget for SAS participants: 40 000 EUR/project/1y, of which 15 000 EUR/1y SAS institute's in-kind contribution (spoluúčasť) for the period of 3 years as per the SAS Presidium's decision no. 726

Final amount of the SAS support for successful projects with SAS participation will be approved by the SAS Presidium based on a recommendation of the Peer Review Panel (PRP) and the Call Steering Committee (CSC)


Contact person: Katarina Bibova, 02/57 510 136,

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