The EU Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) is inviting proposals from multi-national research teams to increase understanding of the factors that contribute to the quality and delivery of health and social care for neurodegenerative diseases.

JPND announced a new call inviting multi-national research teams to submit proposals for ambitious, innovative and multi-disciplinary collaborative projects that address health and social care at both the macro level of systems and infrastructures and the individual level of patients, carers and families.

Proposals submitted under this call, which is open to applicants in 20 countries, must relate to any or several of the following neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, prion diseases, motor neuron diseases, Huntington’s disease, spinocerebellar ataxia and spinal muscular atrophy. JPND is committed to Patient and Public Involvement, and proposals are expected to engage patients, carers and the public. Research projects may include, but are not limited to, one or several of the following areas:

  • Care pathways and programmes using the potential of patient involvement
  • Factors influencing progression and prognosis of disease
  • Outcome measures for patients and their informal carers
  • Palliative care for patients
  • Cost-effectiveness and affordability of interventions including ethical concerns

Pre-proposals must be submitted no later than 23:59h C.E.T. on March 6, 2018.


Participants from Turkey should also submit their proposals in Turkish to TUBITAK electronically via by 13th of March for pre-proposals and 2nd of July for the full proposal stage.

Companies have to pre-register in TUBITAK PRODIS Online Application System in parallel to the Joint Call application. “Project Pre-Registration Form” obtained by filling in the required information in PRODIS system, additional documents stated in the form and resumes of the project personnel should be sent to TUBITAK TEYDEB by March 9 17:00 (Local Time).

For more information about the call, please click here

TUBITAK Specific Information Sheet