Funding programmes, competitions and awards
Funding for Multilateral Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience: Germany – United States – Israel – France
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has announced guidelines for the funding of Multilateral Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience: Germany – United States – Israel – France, a transnational initiative for promoting research between Germany, the United States, Israel and France.
The programme focuses on innovative research projects and resources. The aim is to help experts from the fields of theory, computational science, mathematics and statistics to use and develop modern computer-aided methods to address dynamic and complex neuroscientific problems.
Computational science research conducted within this programme must be based on biological processes and should lead to hypotheses that can be verified in biological studies.
Further information is available (in German) at www.bmbf.de/foerderungen/29297.php
Guidelines on Funding for Scientific-Technological Cooperation with Tunisia
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has announced guidelines on funding for scientific-technological cooperation with Tunisia.
The aim of the funding is to initiate, intensify and link research collaborations between German and Tunisian universities and research institutes
Funding is available to researchers from all disciplines. Applications from companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), are particularly welcome.
Universities, non-university research institutes, other institutions that conduct research and companies based in Germany – particularly SME – that meet the funding purposes and conditions are entitled to apply.
Further information is available (in German) at www.bmbf.de/foerderungen/29370.php
New €106 million released by BBI JU to research innovative ways of using renewable resources
Second call for proposals for the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) published.
New €106 million for research and development are unveiled today for bio-based initiatives to turn renewable resources into useful bio-based products.
The announcement comes in the form of a second call for proposals for the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), and will support research and innovation actions, including demonstration actions for making the best use of biomass.
IMI2 - Big Data for Better Outcomes programme
The following topics are under consideration for inclusion in Calls for proposals to be launched in the early autumn.
Topics under the Big Data for Better Outcomes programme:
- Coordination and Support Action (CSA) for the Big Data for Better Outcomes programme
- Real world outcomes across the AD (Alzheimer’s disease) spectrum (ROADS) to better care
- Development of an outcomes-focused platform to empower policy makers and clinicians to optimize care for patients with haematologic malignancies
- Development of quantitative system toxicology (QST) approaches to improve the understanding of the safety of new medicines
- Establishing impact of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) infection, resultant disease and public health approach to reducing the consequences
- Joint influenza vaccine effectiveness surveillance
Planned IMI programme on big data and health outcomes
Plans are being made for an IMI programme focused on maximising the potential of big data in healthcare. EFPIA and IMI held a consultation on the proposed programme in May-June 2015. For an overview of the feedback received, and EFPIA's responses to these comments, read the initial outcomes of the consultation.
Next steps: EFPIA, in collaboration with IMI, will continue to develop the programme in the coming months. The first topics under this new programme will come under new IMI Calls for proposals scheduled for launch in autumn 2015.