Calls for proposals

The EU Office of the Forschungsverbund Berlin provides further information on funding opportunities here.

Horizon 2020

ERC (European Research Council)

ERC-2017-COG: ERC Consolidator Grant
Opening date: October 20, 2016
Deadline: February 9, 2017

ERC-2017-PoC: ERC-Proof of Concept
Opening date: October 5, 2016
Deadlines (multiple cut-off): January 19, 2017; April 25, 2017; September 5, 2017 

 

MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions)

MSCA-IF-2017: Individual Fellowships
Opening date: April 11, 2017
Deadline: September 14, 2017

MSCA-RISE-2017: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
Opening date: December 01, 2016
Deadline: April 5, 2017

 

Societal Challenges - Health

SC1-PM-03-2017: Diagnostic characterisation of rare diseases
Opening date: July 28, 2016
Deadline: April 11, 2017

SC1-PM-16-2017: In-silico trials for developing and assessing biomedical products
Opening date: November 8, 2016
Deadline: March 14, 2017

ERA NET (European Network) Initiatives

EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)
Joint trans-national call for multinational research projects for pathway analysis

JPND has identified an urgent need for targeted investment to better understand the fundamental links between different diseases. There is already clinical, genetic and biochemical evidence that similar molecular pathways are relevant in different neurodegenerative and other chronic diseases. This call, which follows a similar call successfully launched by JPND in 2013, invites proposals for ambitious, innovative, multinational and multidisciplinary collaborative research projects to perform network analyses across such diseases in order to further elucidate the common underlying mechanisms involved. This combined analysis could lead to a re-definition of clinical phenotypes and new approaches in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

The following neurodegenerative diseases are included in the call:
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
Parkinson’s disease and PD-related disorders
Prion disease
Motor neuron diseases
Huntington’s disease
Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

Call text

Deadline for pre-proposals: March 6, 2017
Deadline for full proposals: June 28, 2017

 

ERA-NET Neuron

"Synaptic Dysfunction in Disorders of the Central Nervous System"

The  present  call  will  accept  proposals  addressing  the  disease-related  synaptic dysfunction with approaches ranging from understanding basic mechanisms of disease to proof-of-concept therapeutically driven clinical studies in humans.
The  ERA-NET  NEURON  funding  organizations  particularly  wish  to  promote  multi-disciplinary work  and  translational  research  proposals  that  combine  basic  and  clinical  approaches. Therefore, the participation of clinicians is encouraged.

Research proposals should cover at least one of the following areas:
a) Fundamental research on the pathogenesis and/or aetiology of synaptopathies. This may include the development of innovative or shared resources and new technologies for prevention, diagnosis or therapy of disease.
b) Clinical research, including the exploitation of existing clinical data sets, to develop new strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and therapy for diseases in which synaptic dysfunction plays a key role.

Opening date:January 11, 2017
Deadline pre-proposal: March 14, 2017, 14:00 CET
Deadline full proposal: June 29, 2017, 14:00 CET
Web page

 

9th call of the ERA-Net E-Rare:

Call for european research project on rare diseases (JTC 2017)

Topics: The  research  projects  have  to  focus  on  the pre-clinical  development  of therapeutic approaches in suitable existing animal or cell models.

Opening date: December 5, 2016
Deadline pre-proposal: February 1, 2017
Indicative deadline full proposal: June 2, 2017

DFG

Priority Programme „Emerging Roles of Non-coding RNAs in Nervous System Development, Plasticity and Disease” (SPP 1738)

Intricate gene regulatory programmes orchestrate both the development of the nervous system as well as experience-dependent adaptations that underlie higher cognitive functions. Very recently, non-coding RNAs (ncRNA) were discovered as an extensive new layer of gene regulation in nerv- ous system function and disease.The Priority Programme aims at identifying the functionally relevant ncRNA-target interactions, the underlying molecular mechanisms of regulation and the causal links to major neurological diseases.

Deadline: March 7, 2017

BMBF

Richtlinie zur Förderung von Forschungsvorhaben auf dem Gebiet "Targetvalidierung für die pharmazeutische Wirkstoffentwicklung"

Im Rahmen dieser Bekanntmachung sollen Projekte gefördert werden, die den Grundstein für die Entwicklung innovativer Arzneimittel legen. Dabei sollen Erkenntnisse aus der Grundlagenforschung so weiterentwickelt werden, dass sie leichter Eingang in die Wirkstoffforschung und -entwicklung finden können.
Gegenstand der Förderung sind Einzel- und Verbundvorhaben, in denen Targets unter industrierelevanten Aspekten validiert werden, sowie ein eigenständiges Begleitvorhaben. Für Validierungsvorhaben für nicht übertragbare Krankheiten muss der ursächliche Zusammenhang zwischen der biologischen Funktion des Targets und einer Erkrankung bereits in der Literatur oder in Form von Patenten dokumentiert sein.

Das Antragsverfahren ist zweistufig.
Deadline Stufe 1: 15. Mai 2017

 Richtlinie zur Förderung von Projekten zum Thema "KMU-innovativ: Medizintechnik"

Gegenstand der Förderung sind risikoreiche industrielle Forschungs- und vorwettbewerbliche Entwicklungsvorhaben mit starkem Anwendungsbezug in Form von einzelbetrieblichen Vorhaben (Einzelprojekte) oder Kooperationsprojekten zwischen Unternehmen oder Unternehmen und Forschungseinrichtungen (Verbundprojekte) zur Entwicklung neuer Produkte und Verfahren.

Deadline:15.04.2017

 Richtlinie zur Förderung der Zusammenarbeit in den Lebenswissenschaften mit Kuba

Die Förderung bezieht sich auf den Personalaustausch, die Koordinierung der bilateralen Kooperation und auf die Organisation von projektbezogenen Veranstaltungen. Die Maßnahmen sollen Forschungsvorhaben begleiten, die aus anderen Quellen finanziert sind.
Thematische Schwerpunktbereiche:
- Bioökonomie, insbesondere Biotechnologie und Agrarforschung,
- Gesundheitsforschung und Pharmazie.
Die Projekte sollen insbesondere folgende Ziele verfolgen:
- wissenschaftlicher Austausch mit Kuba,
- bilaterale Vernetzung in den thematischen Schwerpunktbereichen,
- Vorbereitung von Folgeaktivitäten (z. B. Antragstellung in BMBF-Fachprogrammen, Horizont 2020 oder in anderen Förderprogrammen),
- Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses.
Deadline: 31.05.2017

Anschubfinanzierung für H2020-Projekte

Nach der bereits seit Längerem geöffneten Ausschreibung für Mittelost- und Südosteuropa hat das BMBF nun eine weitere Ausschreibung für Nord- und Südamerika veröffentlicht. Beide Förderprogramme dienen der Vorbereitung von Horizont 2020-Anträgen mit Partnern aus den jeweiligen Regionen.
In beiden Fällen ist das Antragsverfahren zweistufig. Anträge können fortlaufend bis Ende Dezember 2017 gestellt werden.

Richtlinie zur Förderung von Projekten zum Thema "Individualisierte Medizintechnik"

Gegenstand der Förderung sind industriegeführte, risikoreiche und vorwettbewerbliche FuE-Vorhaben in Form von Verbundprojekten, in denen die Erarbeitung von neuen, marktfähigen medizintechnischen Lösungen angestrebt wird.Thematische Schwerpunkte:- Diagnostik: Präventionsdiagnostik, Akutdiagnostik, Verlaufsdiagnostik- Therapie: Planung, Maßnahme, Kontrolle- Nachsorge/Rehabilitation

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Financing of equipment

Sonnenfeldstiftung

Beschaffung oder Entwicklung moderner medizinischer Geräte zur Anwendung neuzeitlicher Untersuchungs- und Behandlungsmethoden in der Humanmedizin, sowie relevanter Objekte der Grundlagenforschung.

Für die nächste Vorstandssitzung werden nur Geräteanträge angenommen. Dabei liegt unser Schwerpunkt auf Multi-User-Geräten. Bei Anträgen mit hohem Finanzierungsvolumen erwarten wir schon im Vorfeld eine Ergänzung durch Co-Finanzierung.

Deadline: March 8, 2017

Fellowships

 EMBO Young Investigators Programme

Through the Young Investigator Programme, EMBO identifies and supports some of the best young researchers in the life sciences. EMBO Young Investigators are group leaders in the early stages of setting up an independent laboratory in EMBC Member or Associate Member States. They receive financial and practical support for a period of three years to help them develop skills and connections that will help them during this career stage.
Deadline: April 1, 2017

 Axa Research Fund

Post doctoral fellowships 18-24 month (up to 130.000 €)
The proposal must cover a topic of the current topic list. Among those are the following:
- Ageing, dependency and long-term care
- Chronic diseases.
- Well-being and prevention.
- Public Health & healthcare systems
- Tools and novel approaches to scientific modelling (Bioinformatics, Data Science...)
Deadlines
Requesting a slot by suggesting candidates: May 15, 2017
Research Proposal submission: June 15, 2017

DAAD-Leibniz

1 year Postdoc funding for recently graduated researchers from abroad who want to carry out a research project at a Leibniz institution.
Deadline: March 13, 2017

Hilmer Stiftung

Doctoral Fellowship for a pharmaceutical research project (age limit: 30).

Deadline: March 31, 2017

 

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

Doctoral fellowships for projects in the field of biomedical basic research.

Deadlines (multiple cut-off): February 1, June 1, October 1 each year

 

Volkswagen Stiftung

Freigeist Fellowship
- area of research: all disciplines
- type of funding: own position (head of junior research group)
- up to 1 million Euro
- up to 5 (+3) years
- outstanding junior researchers who wish to carry out research at the boundaries between established fields of research
- prerequisites: PhD degree no longer than four years prior to submission; linked to research institution in Germany; completed change of academic environment and research sojourn abroad
- additional benefits: funding for communication of science and research; special family related benefits; additional funding for refugee scholars and scientists; training programs

Deadline: October 12, 2017

 

Breuer Stiftung

Doctoral Fellowships for research on Alzheimer's disease and similar age-related diseases.

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Mentoring Programmes

Mentoring Programme for women researchers at Leibniz institutions
The Leibniz Association offers a one-year mentoring programme for highly-qualified women post-docs to support them on the path to leadership positions and professorships.
The Leibniz Network Mentoring is designed as a people’s network in which all former mentees and mentors have the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences on careers, management and cross-disciplinary topics. It offers the opportunity to further develop skills in lectures, targeted workshops and to maintain old tandems as well as to tie new bonds.
Once a year, the Leibniz Association invites Leibniz-Mentoring Alumnae and Mentors for a reunion with their own year group and the opportunity to meet everyone who has ever been in the programme.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

Prizes

Speed Lecture Award

Six young scientists present in three minutes their new projects and ideas in life sciences and healthcare industries in front of the BIONNALE audience of around 800 experts from academia, science and business. The winner will be selected by audience voting.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
Send your PowerPoint Slides in English, a short description of your project and a short introduction of yourself to: Dr. Jasmin Podufall,  Berlin Partner for Business and Technology GmbH
jasmin.podufall@berlin-partner.de
Please bear in mind that, if the work of a research group is presented it needs to be authorized by the group leader.

 

Balzan Price

In 2017, one of the topics covered is "Immunological approaches in cancer therapy".
The price is awarded to scientists, who have accomplished internationally recognised achievements.
Candidates have to be proposed by renowned researchers or research institutions

Deadline for nomination: March 15, 2017

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