Open Call with SSH opportunities on Mechanisms and measurement of disease progression in the early phase of neurodegenerative diseases

Published on: 01/02/2024

JPND (Neurodegenerative Disease Research) launched a transnational call with SSH opportunities on "Mechanisms and measurement of disease progression in the early phase of neurodegenerative diseases" with deadline for pre-proposals on 5 March 2024.


Deadline for Pre-proposal submission: 05 March 2024, 12:00 CET

Deadline for full proposal submission: 25 June 2024,12:00 CEST


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Short Call Abstract:

The call aims to improve the understanding of disease mechanisms and advance the measurability of disease progression at early and presymptomatic stages of neurodegenerative diseases.

Proposals submitted under this call may include, but are not limited to, the following types of research:

  • Unraveling the influence of molecular, physiological, psychological, and social factors and pathways on disease progression as well as discovering new factors and pathways;
  • Combining molecular, psychological, social and physiological markers to increase the robustness of the diagnosis;
  • Identifying molecular, environmental, social and behavioural modulators of disease progression with the ultimate aim of determining risk-protective and resilience factors

Proposals submitted to this call must focus on one or several of the following neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease and PD-related disorders, Prion diseases, Motor neuron diseases, Huntington’s disease, Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA); and they should consider the diversity and differentiation of the target group, including gender, ethnic background, age, socioeconomic situationlevel  of  educationcultural  background, migration status and sexual orientation.


SSH aspects (keywords/disciplines):

Psychology, Sociology, Social and Behavioral Studies, Ethics, Economics


Specific participation requirements (optional):

Each proposal must involve a minimum of three and a maximum of six regular partners, including the coordinator, from at least three different countries participating in this call.

However, if the proposal involves at least one regular partner from an EU-13 country (Hungary, Latvia and Poland) or from Turkey, the maximum number of regular partners is extended to seven.

For reasons of transnational balance, no more than two regular partners from the same country are allowed to join a proposal.

More information in the call document.



Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany*, Hungary*, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia*, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.

*decision pending