In total 41 full proposals have been submitted to this call. JPI HDHL is currently checking if the submitted proposals meet the call conditions and the compliance with national funding regulations. Eligible proposals will be evaluated by an international panel of experts.
The final funding decision of this call is expected in September 2018.
The call statistics of the co-funded call “Interrelation of the Intestinal Microbiome, Diet and Health” in the frame of the ERA-Net Cofund “HDHL-INTIMIC” has been analysed. This call was launched in January 2017, with the aim to support research projects that address important research questions regarding the cause-and-effect relationships between diet, the intestinal microbiome and human health.
Evaluation and indicators
To evaluate the results of the co-funded call, an analysis on the call statistics has been performed using indicators like:
- number of submitted proposals in the two different evaluation stages (including the number of involved partners, countries and funding agencies)
- requested and awarded funding
- gender distribution
- collaboration with private partners etc.
The results of this analysis will feed into the evaluation of the impact of the co-funded call.
Number of proposals and budget
In total 80 pre-proposals have been submitted during the first stage, of which 66 pre-proposals were formally eligible. After the evaluation, 28 consortia were invited to submit a full proposal of which 11 proposals have been selected for funding. In the 11 awarded projects, a total of 43 research groups from 8 countries and 6 collaborators are involved. The total requested budget of the 11 projects is 9.6 M euro of which 2.2 M euro will be contributed by the EU as top-up funding.
Six of the awarded projects focus on the role of diet-gut microbiome interactions in cardiometabolic diseases, in particular Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Diseases, Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome and their risk factors. The other projects focus on a variety of topics like cognitive function, colorectal cancer, maternal immunity and neonatal colonization as well as basic mechanisms of host-microbe interactions.
The FOODBALL consortium includes 22 partners from 11 JPI HDHL countries and a partner from New Zealand as an observer. The project ran for three years from December 2014 to December 2017 and the finals results will be presented and discussed in the final conference that will be held on 14 May 2018 in Wageningen (NL).
The included research activities are divided per pillar of the JPI HDHL:
1. Determinants of diet and physical activity;
2. Diet and food production and
3. Diet-related chronic diseases.
For each research activity, information is presented about the initiative, research programme, the scope and lifespan, amongst other things. All the information included is publicly available and has been obtained from the websites that are shown in the overview.
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The overview provides a general insight in the running and upcoming research activities in the field of food, nutrition and health. It will progressively be updated. Please feel free to contact us for any question and in case you miss research activities or if you have additional information to include in the overview.
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There were informative sessions about the goals of the Labs and Fit4Food2030 in general, but also various exercises to develop important skills.