The National Science Centre, in cooperation with the JPI HDHL network (EU Joint Programming Initiative ‘A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’), has launched a call for international research projects with the aim of better understanding the food-health relationship and subsequently translate this knowledge into programmes, products, tools and services that enable consumers in Europe and beyond to live a healthy life.
The call "New food resources and technologies to improve public health and food security” (FOODRETEC)” intends to fund dedicated, top-class transnational and transdisciplinary research consortia focusing on systems approach to build knowledge to prepare for and succeed with a dietary shift towards a healthier and more sustainable diet where improved use of resources is a driving force.
Funding proposals may be submitted by international consortia composed of 3-6 research teams from at least 3 different countries participating in the call, i.e., Austria, France, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Romania. Research projects may be carried out over a period of 36 months. The principal investigator of the Polish research team must hold at least a PhD degree. Polish researchers must carry out basic research projects.
Under JPI HDHL Call 2023, funds can be awarded for salaries of the research team members, salaries and scholarships for students and PhD students, purchase or manufacturing of research equipment and other costs crucial to the research project.
Joint proposals drafted together with the foreign partners must be submitted via the electronic submission system of the JPI HDHL network by 21 April 2023, 3 p.m. CEST. Polish research teams must submit NCN proposals to the NCN via the OSF submission system by 28 April 2023.
The call uses a single submission procedure of joint proposals, including a rebuttal stage.
The NCN has allocated a total of 500,000 EUR for research tasks performed by the Polish research teams.