Announcement ‘ERA-NET NEURON - call 2022’

“cerebrovascular diseases including small vessels disease (CSVD) and the dysfunction of brain barriers”

A new joint transnational call for research projects is open, in the framework of the ‘NEURON’ ERA-NET, a research network that focusses on neurological and mental disorders.

The call topic concerns: ‘cerebrovascular diseases including small vessels disease (CSVD) and the dysfunction of brain barriers’.

The available call information can be consulted on the NEURON website. Next to the general eligibility criteria and regulations taken up in the call text, researchers applying for FWO funding also have to comply with the ‘national’ FWO regulations, that are mentioned in the Country-specific regulations document, which are essential when it comes to the eligibility of the Flemish (FWO) subproject.

Deadline for pre-proposal submission: 8 March 2022, 14h CET (Brussels)

FWO modalities

Only the FWO (junior/senior) research projects (FO) funding channel is integrated within this call, for which the respective regulations apply.

Project proposals should be submitted at the NEURON call secretariat by European (and international) consortia, respecting the general eligibility criteria, as taken up in the call text. No separate national project submission is required for the FWO. The FWO is able to support 1 project for a 3 years duration, with an available maximum applicable budget of 350.000 EUR (overhead included) per project/consortium. The FWO budgetary rules are also clarified in the Country-specific regulations document.

Some key points to take into account

  • An overhead regulation has to be applied in the context of this call, what is explained in the FWO national annex, taken up in the Country-specific regulations
  • The PI, for each of the participating institutions from Flanders, must hold an appointment that fully covers the duration of the research project.
  • The project duration is limited to 36 months, which implies that the funding has to be budgeted and spent accordingly. An automatic prolongation and using positive (financial) balances after the end date is not applicable in this framework.
  • ERA-NET participation does not interfere with the ‘regular’ project submission framework, and is consequently not taken into account for calculating the max. available number of new applications and running projects combined. However, researchers can only participate within 2 different international consortia, if it implies different subjects.

Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact the FWO before submission, in view of the eligibility criteria, and in order to avoid the ineligibility of a researcher, and the project consortium as a whole.

Information about FWO participation can also be obtained by contacting the following FWO collaborator:

Kristien Peeters and Toon Monbaliu

+32 2 550 15 70