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Funding programme "Neurodegenerative diseases"

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has published the funding guidelines for European research projects on neurodegenerative diseases.

Among the numerous diseases that could impair human health, the central nervous system (CNS) diseases are one of the major causes of morbidity, mortality and the impairment of the quality of life. According to World Health Organisation (World Health Report 2001) estimates, more than 1 billion people worldwide suffer from CNS impairments. For this reason, the EU-funded ERA-Net NEURON (“Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research”) was set up to coordinate the research activities and programmes in the field of disease-related neurosciences in the European countries involved.

The BMBF plans to fund transnational collaborative projects dealing with important issues in the field of human neurodegenerative diseases of the central nervous system. Successful projects must be based on at least one of the following research areas: basic scientific research in the pathogenesis and etiology of neurodegenerative diseases or research approaches for the development of new methods for the (early) diagnosis, therapy or rehabilitation in the field of neurodegenerative diseases.

The BMBF has commissioned its project management organisation in the DLR to coordinate the funding programme. In the first phase, a proposal outlining the planned collaborative project should be sent to the NEURON secretariat through the planned project coordinator. The deadline for submitting proposals is 7th April 2008.

Source: BMBF - 11.01.2008

Further information:
Project Management Organisation in the DLR for the BMBF
- Health Research -
Heinrich-Konen-Straße 1
53227 Bonn
Tel.: +49 (0)228-3821-210
Fax: +49 (0)228-3821-257
E-mail: neuron-eranet@dlr.de

Contact:
Dr. Rainer Loose
Tel.: +49 (0)228-3821-200
Website address: https://www.gesundheitsindustrie-bw.de/en/article/press-release/funding-programme-neurodegenerative-diseases