PREPHOBES (HDHL-INTIMIC 2020)Deadline: o'clock
In January 2020, the JPI HDHL launched PREPHOBES, the 4th call under the umbrella of the ERA-NET HDHL-INTIMIC.
Who can apply
Overweight (BMI between 25 and 30) and obesity (BMI of 30 or greater) are associated with a range of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. The rising prevalence of obesity in Western countries is of particular concern due to the serious adverse psychological, social and health consequences. Overweight is the result of a positive energy balance, with dietary intake and physical activity being the principal health behaviours contributing to it. Similar to the body mass index, dietary and physical activity habits track strongly from youth to adolescence and adulthood. Therefore, it is important to establish healthy behaviours early in the lifespan to prevent overweight and obesity. Determinants (e.g. personal, socio-economics depending on the physical environment, etc.) of healthy behaviours, and targeted prevention strategies to address these determinants, differ across the life span, depending on levels of an individual’s independence and autonomy, cognitive function, motivation and education, socio-economic status and competing life commitments. Thus, strategies to prevent unhealthy weight gain targeted to different phases across the life span are urgently needed.
AIM OF THE CALL
The aim of this call is to support research projects that focus on the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative strategies designed to prevent or reduce overweight and obesity, in defined target populations based on certain life stages.
In general, joint research proposals may be submitted by applicants working in universities or other higher education institutions, non-university public or private research institutions, hospitals and other health care settings, commercial companies (in particular small and medium-size enterprises) or other types of stakeholder organisations.
The research to be funded within this call should have a holistic, multi-disciplinary and solution orientated approach and focus on one or more crucial phase(s) throughout the lifespan such as transition periods (for example from prenatal to postnatal phase/infancy, pre-school to school age, adolescence to early adulthood) or critical life events (for example moving, marriage, period in between pregnancies, diagnosis of a chronic disease, recovering from disease, retirement, migration). To increase the impact of the research and facilitate its later use in future policies on lifestyle interventions and public health, this call strongly encourages the active integration of stakeholders (e.g. patient and/or consumer organisations) or citizen science approaches. These partners should be engaged in the research process from conception of the study to dissemination and implementation.
|Country||Funding organisation||Acronym||Contribution in €|
|Austria||Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research represented by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency
(FFG – Österreichische
|Belgium||Research Foundation – Flanders||FWO||€200.000|
|Belgium*||The Fund for Scientific Research – FNRS||F.R.S. –
|Czech Republic||Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Department of Research and Development||MSMT||€500.000|
|France||French National Research Agency||ANR||€1.500.000|
|Germany||Federal Ministry of Education and
Research, represented by the Project Management Agency in the German Aerospace Center
|Up to €2.000.000|
|Ireland||Health Research Board||HRB||€370.000|
|Italy*||National Institute of Health - Istituto Superiore di Sanità||ISS||€250.000|
|Latvia*||Ministry of Education and Science||IZM||€300.000|
|Spain||Spanish State Research Agency||AEI||€300.000|
|The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development||ZonMw||€750.000 to €1.000.000|
* Did not fund research projects in this call
|27th of January 2020||Publication of the call|
|7th of May 2020||Submission deadline pre-proposals|
|19th of June 2020||Communication selection pre-proposals|
|31st of July 2020||Submission deadline full proposals|
|October/November 2020||Announcement of the results|
|November 2020 – April 2021||Start projects|
|Spring 2021||Research projects‘ joint kick-off meeting|
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