Detall de la convocatòria


Objectiu de la convocatòria
Funding for interdisciplinary research projects based on complementarities and sharing of expertise, with expected impact to use the results in the future for benefit of patients.
Característiques principals
Research proposals must cover at least one of the following areas:
1. Phenotype-driven diagnosis: integration across different ontologies, integration of shared pathways, digital phenotyping, development of artificial intelligence approaches/applications to extract health related data in aid of diagnosis;
2.Prognostic markers/biomarkers investigations for early diagnosis and monitoring;
3. Methodologies for solving cases that are currently difficult to analyze due to different underlying mechanisms (e.g. mosaicism, genomic (non-coding) alterations, gene regulation, complex inheritance), including new genomics / functional genomics technologies, multi-omics, mathematics, biostatistics, bioinformatics and artificial intelligence approaches;
4. Functional strategies to globally stratify variants of unknown significance (VUS) for clinical use; setting up of (in vitro) systems to distinguish between VUS and pathogenic variants (e.g. confirming disruption of splicing for deep intronic variants, loss of protein function, and gain of toxic protein function);
5. Development of pathway models to enable diagnosis, especially for newly discovered diseases that may share underlying molecular mechanisms with already known diseases.
Lloc de presentació
IMIM and PSMAR staff who need more information should contact::
Competitive Funding. C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88. 08003-Barcelona. Tel.: 93.316.04.00.
Carol Barnwell: Ext.: 1670
Marta López: Ext.: 1576
Convocatòria (URL)
Only transnational projects will be funded. Each consortium submitting a proposal must involve four to six eligible principal investigator partners from at least four different participating countries. No more than two eligible partners from the same country can be present in each consortium (further national limits may apply). This limit applies to Early Career Researchers and partners from underrepresented countries (see below).

The number of partners can be increased to 8 in two cases:
  • The inclusion of partners from participating countries usually underrepresented in projects (Slovakia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, and Turkey).
  • The inclusion of Early Career Researchers as full partners.
  • Dotació
    The funding depends on national/regional rules. For Spanish entities, up to € 250.000 for coordinators and € 175.000 for partners.
    3 years
    There will be a two-stage submission procedure for joint applications: pre-proposals and full proposals.
  • Deadline for submitting the pre-proposals: February 16, 2022
  • Indicative deadline for submitting the full proposals: June 15, 2022
    Whilst applications will be submitted jointly by applicants from several countries/regions, individual groups will be funded by the individual funding organisation of their country/region. The applications are therefore subjected to eligibility criteria of individual funding organisations.
    Due to the complexity of the call, if you are interested in submitting an application we strongly recommend that you contact Competitive Funding well in advance of the deadline.