EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)

JPND is a transnational initiative that aims to address the growing societal challenge presented by age-related neurodegenerative diseases. It involves research funders from 26 member countries. Spanning biomedical, healthcare and social science research, JPND aims to increase coordinated investment between participating countries in research aimed at finding causes, developing cures, and identifying appropriate ways to care for those with neurodegenerative diseases.

Further details and information on the initiative.

This transnational call, co-funded by the ESRC, aims to establish a limited number of ambitious, innovative, multi-national and multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects that will add value to existing research by assessing and comparing pathways to care, through evaluating access to, the quality and the cost effectiveness of care provision and support for patients with neurodegenerative diseases across different care settings.

Proposals should be for up to three years in duration and proposals that span more than one neurodegenerative disease area are encouraged. The countries involved in the JPND initiative have agreed a central process for peer review of proposals throughout which the ESRC and ESRC nominated social scientists will be represented. Funding for successful UK applicants will be provided by the ESRC. The ESRC is contributing a total of  €1 million and anticipates that this sum will contribute to the UK partners of between three and five transnational research groups.

Further information

For enquiries relating to the ESRC call please contact:



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