Joint transnational call Intestinal Microbiomics open for proposals
The Joint Programming Initiative 'A Healthy Diet for A Healthy Life' (JPI HDHL) has launched the transnational call for research proposals on Intestinal Microbiomics. Deadline for pre-proposals is April 28, 2015. The call will be coordinated by ZonMw. The anticipated budget from ZonMw is € 1,500,000. Funding is up to € 500,000. Research organisations or other higher education institutions, such as universities academic hospitals and non-university public research institutes may apply. Participation of a private party/private parties is required.
The main objective of the Joint Action “Intestinal Microbiomics” is to support multidisciplinary transnational research consortia using innovative and scientific approaches to increase knowledge on:
• The short-term and long-term functional effects of diet, dietary patterns and dietary constituents on human intestinal microbiota.
• The functional impact of diet-related variations in the intestinal microbiota on human health and/or the development of non-communicable chronic diseases.
The overall vision is to develop dietary interventions or guidance for modulation of the intestinal microbiome to promote health and/or prevent the development of non-communicable chronic diseases. The program should generate new knowledge to support health maintenance and/or new treatments.
The submission deadline for full proposals is September 1, 2015.