Interrelation of the Intestinal Microbiome, Diet and Health

The aim of the call is to establish a multi-disciplinary research network for the monitoring, benchmarking and evaluation of policies that affect dietary and physical activity as well as sedentary behavior with a standardized approach across Europe. Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 31 March 2017.

The Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” (JPI HDHL) has been established to coordinate research in the areas of food, diet, physical activity and health. This will contribute to tangible societal and health impact and strengthening European leadership and competitiveness in this field.

The vision of the JPI HDHL is that by 2030 all citizens will not only have the adequate knowledge and motivation, but also the opportunity and accessibility to consume a healthy diet from a variety of foods, practice healthy levels of physical activity, and that the incidence of lifestyle-related diseases will have decreased significantly.

What is a Joint Programming Initiative?

Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI) are set up to pool national research funding programmes to address global challenges. The Research Council of Norway coordinates the Norwegian participation in JPIs. Read more about JPI on the RCN website.

Call topics

The aim of the call is to establish a multi-disciplinary research network for the monitoring,benchmarking and evaluation of policies that affect dietary and physical activity as well as sedentary behavior with a standardized approach across Europe.

For the purpose of this call, policies are defined as decisions, plans, and actions that are implemented by national or regional governments to achieve specific health care goals within a society. The policies to be evaluated include:

  • Policies that directly affect dietary and physical activity as well as sedentary behavior.
  • Policies that indirectly affect the aforementioned health behaviors, for example from the field of transportation, agriculture or environment/sustainability.

Policies addressing the consumption of alcohol, tobacco or drugs are excluded from this call.

Available funding

Applicants participating in the network proposal planning to be coordinators may apply for up to €500,000 in total, applicants planning to be partners may apply for up to €250,000 in total.

Schedule

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 31 March 2017
Deadline for full proposals: 1 Setepmber 2017
Final funding decision announced to applicants: October 2017

Go to call

More information about the call on the JPIHDHL website.

Published Mar. 17, 2017 12:31 PM