Implementation of the call

Find below details on the call’s implementation:
▪ time line of the call’s implementation
▪ proposal submission, peer review process, funding decision
▪ funding organisations supporting the call

Timeline

The timeline of the JTC2011 “Cerebrovascular Disorders” is shown below:

 

When

What

Sep-07/08, 2010

Scientific workshop "Future Developments in Neuroscience”, Berlin, Germany

Jan-19, 2011

Launch of the call

Mar-09, 2011

Deadline for pre-proposal submission

May-04, 2011

Selection of a short list of 29 pre-proposals

Jun-15, 2011

Deadline for full proposal submission

Sep-12/13, 2011

Peer review panel meeting, ranking list

Oct-13, 2011

Funding decision: 10 consortia funded

First half 2012

Start of projects

  

Proposal submission, peer review process, funding decision

Proposal submission
Research consortia had to consist of 3 - 5 research groups from at least 3 NEURON partner countries. The two-step process required at first the submission of short pre-proposals describing the research idea. From these a short list was selected and the respective consortia were invited to submit full proposals (see also below).
Both pre- and full proposals had to be submitted electronically by the coordinator. A proposal template and guidelines were provided by the Joint Call Secretariat in order to support the applicants in terms of the proposal format.

Peer Review
In order to properly cover all aspects of the broad topic, 33 experts were recruited from NEURON partner countries and beyond. Each pre-proposal was assessed in writing by at least two, most of them by three evaluators. The assessments were based on the criteria listed in the call text and consisted of a global score and additional comments. The reviewer’s scores led to a ranking list and were used by the funding bodies as a basis for selecting 29 pre-proposals whose coordinators were invited by the Joint Call Secretariat to submit full proposals. Eleven experts on the Peer Review Panel (PRP) discussed these full proposals thoroughly in a face-to-face meeting and eventually provided a funding recommendation for each proposal and a ranking list.

Funding decision and granting process
The funding decision was made by the funding bodies participating in the joint call for proposals. Starting with the best proposal and following the ranking list, as many proposals were selected for funding as the budgets of each funding organisation allowed for.

As a result of this step, the top 10 projects could be funded. All of these proposals were recommended for funding with high priority by the PRP. The projects comprised 42 research groups (Principal Investigators) from nine countries. The NEURON Joint Call Secretariat announced this decision to the project coordinators. The total funding volume amounted to about 9.7 million euros for three years.

In a last step, the Principal Investigators had to fulfill legal and administrative requirements of their national / regional funding body, in order to receive the grant.

The projects started in the first half of 2012.

Funding organisations supporting this call

Thirteen funding organisations from eleven countries participated in the JTC2011 “Cerebrovascular Disorders”.

Funding organisation

Country

Austria

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Canada

Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA)

Canada / Québec

Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ)

Finland

Academy of Finland (AKA)

France

National Funding Agency for Research (ANR)

Germany

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Israel

Chief Scientist Office - Ministry of Health (CSO-MOH)

Italy

Ministero della Salute (MOH)

Luxembourg

Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR)

Poland

National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR)

Romania

National Centre for Programmes Management (CNMP)

Spain

Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN)

Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) / Fund for Health Research (FIS)

 

 


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