New Transnational Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (HDHL) Call Open

Under the umbrella of the ERA-NET Cofund Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (HDHL), the Joint Programming Initiative ‘A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ (JPI HDHL) has launched a new joint transnational call titled ‘Addressing Adverse and Beneficial Effects of Food Ingredients and Food Processing on Hypersensitivities to Food’ (FOOD_HYPERSENS).

The aim of the call is to address how food ingredients and food processing methods can induce or prevent the occurrence of food intolerances and allergies among the consumers.

Proposals should include research on one or more of the following topics:

The mechanisms, responsible for inducing or preventing food intolerances and food allergies, both in children and adults (eg immunity; inflammation; nutrient metabolism; genetics; microbiota; physiology)

How food processing and food ingredients can modulate the occurrence of food allergies/intolerances

The development of new approaches to food processing (eg novel food ingredients, novel processing methods) to decrease food intolerance/food allergy

The development and/or validation of diagnostics/methods to distinguish between actual and perceived food intolerances and allergies (IgE and non-IgE-mediated)

The development and/or validation of detection methods for adverse or beneficial food components generated through food processing

The participating funding organisations and financial contributions are:

Belgium, Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) – €200,000

France, French National Research Agency (ANR) – €1.5 million

Germany, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, represented by the Project Management Agency in the German Aerospace Center (BMBF represented by DLR) – €1.5 million

Israel, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) – €200,000

Italy, Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF) – €200,000

Latvia, Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) – €150,000

Norway, Research Council of Norway (RCN) – €1.1 million

Poland, National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) – €400,000

Spain, Spanish State Research Agency (AEI) – €500,000

United Kingdom, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) – €500,000

United Kingdom, Food Standards Agency (FSA) – €500,000

United Kingdom, Medical Research Council (MRC) – €250,000

Only transnational projects will be funded: each consortium must involve three to six partners eligible for funding by the participating funding organisations from at least three different countries. No more than two eligible partners from the same country will be accepted in the same consortium. In addition, a maximum of two additional partners can join the consortium if they are able to perform their work on their own fund.

Proposals must be submitted by 8 April 2021.

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