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Research projects in Nutrition and Cognitive Function. JPI “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life”

Funding institution

European Commission


The joint action “Nutrition and Cognitive Function” (NutriCog) aims at promoting research activities that address the interrelation of diet and cognitive function. This knowledge will lay the basis for dietary preventive strategies and recommendations to guide individuals and populations towards health promoting dietary habits.
The objective of the NutriCog Call is to support ambitious, innovative and transnational collaborative research projects that will address important questions relating to the interplay between nutrition and cognitive function. Both the influence of dietary patterns (and/or dietary constituents, where appropriate) on cognitive functions and vice versa the effects of Central Nervous System nutrient signaling and cognitive processes on food intake, dietary patterns and eating behaviour are relevant for this call.
Proposals have to follow a multidisciplinary approach and should cover multiple areas, such as mechanistic/experimental research, translational research, epidemiological research and pilot/proof of principle studies for interventions.


Please contact upi@iispv.cat to know about the eligibility requirements.
Only transnational projects will be funded.
• Each consortium must involve a minimum of three and a maximum of six research groups eligible for funding by organisations listed in this call text (see above)
• Three groups must be from different countries.
• Not more than two research groups can originate from the same country.
• In addition, research groups or international organisations not eligible to their national/regional funding organizations or from countries which are not partners in the JPI HDHL joint transnational call may participate in projects if they clearly demonstrate an added value to the consortium and are able to provide their own funding. They must provide clear evidence in the proposal that these funds are already secured. However, the majority of research groups in a consortium and the coordinator must be eligible for funding by organisations listed in this call text. In any case, the total number of research groups in one consortium must not exceed eight.
Specific requirements for MINECO:
• Universities, Public Research Institutions, Technological Centers, and other Private non-profit Institutions performing RDI activities in Spain.
• Eligible applicants must hold a Doctoral degree and have experience as principal investigators (PI) in projects funded by the Plan Nacional I+D+I 2008-2011 and/or the Plan Estatal I+D+I 2013-2016 in programmes managed by the Dirección General de Investigación Científica y Técnica (DGICT), MINECO.
• The projects mainly aimed at clinical or epidemiological research are not eligible for funding from DGICT.
• IMPORTANT: Applicants must confirm their eligibility by sending their personal and institutional information to the National Contact Point by 25th May 2015.
• Once the transnational evaluation procedure has been completed and the researchers involved have been notified, the Spanish applicants that are offered funding will be invited to formally apply to the call of Programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad (modality Acciones de Programación Conjunta Internacional APCIN 2016).
• MINECO will avoid double funding and will not finance projects or parts of projects that have been funded through other national, ERA-NET, JPI or EU calls.
• The same PI is not allowed to apply for funding in more than one proposal of this call, and will be allowed to submit only one proposal to the national APCIN 2016 call.
• PIs granted through the APCIN 2015 call will not be allowed to apply for funding through the APCIN 2016 call, independently of the international programme in which the proposal is included.
• PIs granted through APCIN 2016 will not be eligible to apply to another APCIN call, (or to the national instrument designed for funding international actions by the DGCIT), until two thirds of the project duration has been completed.


8 June 2015 (23:59 CEST)

IISPV Deadline

12 May 2015 (Please, contact upi@iispv.cat before that date)

Documents to be presented

The Proposal Application Form is located at:
It includes:
Part A: SYNOPSIS: With information about the partners, Scientific abstract of the project (aims, work plan; impact of expected results, max. 350 words) and Keywords (please provide keywords describing your proposal, max. 10)
Part B: Detailed Information
1. Background and present state of research (max. 2 pages)
2. Work plan highlighting the originality and novelty (; max. 15 pages, including references)
In addition (if applicable): description of clinical trial design (max. 8 pages, see separate template for clinical trials available online)
3. Added value of proposed collaboration (max. 1 page)
4. Exploitation and Dissemination of expected results, max. 2 pages)
5. Ethical Issues (including informed consent, data protection, justification for the use and number of animals (including power calculations), according to national regulations; max. 1 page)
6. Brief CVs, max. 1 page each)
Part C: Budget Justification


• Maximum requested funding is 150.000 € per partner (200.000 € per project coordinator). When more than one Spanish partner participate in the same proposal, the maximum funding of the Spanish part should not exceed 250.000 € per project. • Only ad


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