Proyectos Internacionales - IIS Aragón 📋🔬
Noviembre 2022
La oficina de proyectos internacionales del IIS Aragón ha creado este boletín mensual mediante el cual se va a informar de las convocatorias de proyectos que se encuentran abiertas, los eventos y las jornadas que puedan resultar interesantes al respecto para el personal investigador y de gestión. 

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Convocatorias actuales

Horizon Europe - ERC Synergy Grants (ERC-2023-SyG)
The aim is to provide support for a small group of two to four Principal Investigators to jointly address ambitious research problems that could not be addressed by the individual Principal Investigators and their teams working alone. Synergy projects should enable substantial advances at the frontiers of knowledge, stemming, for example, from the cross-fertilization of scientific fields, from new productive lines of enquiry, or new methods and techniques, including unconventional approaches and investigations at the interface between established disciplines. The transformative research funded by Synergy Grants should have the potential of becoming a benchmark on a global scale.

For more information, click here.


Networking Group Call 2022 “Chronic Pain”

Chronic pain imposes a massive burden to the individual, the health system, and the economy worldwide. It leads to a severe reduction in the quality of life of those affected and their families. Patients' daily activities such as work and social interactions are heavily impaired. As a consequence, chronic pain can lead to sleep problems, depression and anxiety. The underlying mechanisms are often not understood. Thus, joined efforts of basic scientist, clinicians, lay organisations, and policymakers are needed to understand the pathophysiology, improve diagnosis and therapy, increase awareness, and improve the every-day life of the patients. The success of biomedical research however, is hampered by the lack of harmonization of procedures, experimental methodologies, and data management. For the translation and implementation of future research outcomes into clinical practice, as well as for shaping future research priorities, it is essential to form synergies in the research community, to overcome gaps and hurdles, to build overarching networks, and to generate harmonizing concepts and ideas. Thus, a networking call in the field of chronic pain is now launched under the umbrella of the ERA-NET NEURON.

For more information, click here.


Becas MSCA4Ukraine

Las organizaciones académicas o no académicas de un Estado miembro de la UE o de un país asociado a Horizonte Europa pueden solicitar ayudas a través de MSCA4Ukraine en nombre de uno o varios investigadores que cumplan los criterios de admisibilidad. Cuantía de 2,000,000€/organización.
Los investigadores deben:
• Ser nacionales ucranianos, o apátridas, o nacionales de terceros países distintos de Ucrania, con su residencia principal en Ucrania el 24 de febrero de 2022.
• O bien haber sido desplazados el 24 de febrero de 2022 o después, o están dispuestos a reubicarse desde Ucrania. 
•    Ser investigadores postdoctorales o doctorandos en el momento en que se vaya a iniciar la beca.
• Tener los conocimientos lingüísticos necesarios para llevar a cabo con éxito sus actividades de investigación en la organización de acogida prevista, según lo confirmado por la organización de acogida en la solicitud.

Duración mínima de 6 meses y máxima de 2 años.

Más información 


EHDEN – European Health Data and Evidence Network (Cascade funding)

IMI2-2017-12-04: GA806968 EHDEN Data Partner Call 7. In Data Partner Calls, funding can be requested for the following types of activities: 

A. Create new Data Transformation and Analytical Infrastructure This activity is intended for Data Partners that have not started to map their data to the OMOPCDM yet. 
B. Revise Existing Data Transformation and Analytical Infrastructure. 
C. Inspect Completed Data Transformation and Analytical Infrastructure. 

The Data Partner can only apply for one of the types of activity above per call but could potentially apply for funding for multiple types of activities during the course of the EHDEN project. However, the total amount of funding granted for any one institution, counting all types of grants awarded during the EHDEN project, cannot exceed 100.000 Euro.

Link to Data Partners call:


ERN – Research Mobility Fellowships

The call for Research Mobility Fellowships aims to support PhD students, Postdocs and medical doctors in training to undertake scientific visits fostering specialist research training outside their countries of residence.

The exchange can be carried out either:
•    within the same ERN (Full Members and Affiliated Partners), OR
•    between different ERNs (Full Members and Affiliated Partners), OR
•    between ERN Full Members / Affiliated Partners and non-ERN institutions.

Successful applicants should acquire new competences and knowledge related to their research on rare diseases, with a defined research plan and demonstrable benefit to the ERN of the home and/or host institution.

The research mobility fellowships are meant to cover stays of 4 weeks to 6 months duration.

Call text


HE – MSCA Doctoral Networks 2022

MSCA Doctoral Networks will implement doctoral programmes, by partnerships of universities, research institutions and research infrastructures, businesses including SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond. MSCA Doctoral Networks are indeed open to the participation of organisations from third countries, in view of fostering strategic international partnerships for the training and exchange of researchers.These doctoral programmes will respond to well-identified needs in various R&I areas, expose the researchers to the academic and non-academic sectors, and offer training in research-related, as well as transferable skills and competences relevant for innovation and long-term employability (e.g. entrepreneurship, commercialisation of results, Intellectual Property Rights, communication).

Horizon Europe – WIDERA Talents

HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-TALENTS-03-01: Fostering balanced brain circulation – ERA Talents

In line with the strategic priority of “Deepening the ERA” this part will support further progress on the free circulation of knowledge in an upgraded, efficient and effective R&I system. The destination will be pursued both at the level of individual researchers e.g. helping to develop the skills that researchers need for excellent science and, connecting all actors across Europe and at the level of institutions and smaller research teams around future ERA Chair holders.


Horizon Europe – Cluster 4 Digital and emerging technologies for competitiveness and fit for the green deal

HORIZON-CL4-2022-DIGITAL-EMERGING-02-19: 2D materials-based devices and systems for biomedical applications (RIA)

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)

Through the CRCNS program, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Department of Energy (DOE); the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF); the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR); the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF); Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT); and Spain’s State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación, AEI) and National Institute of Health Carlos III (Instituto de Salud Carlos III, ISCIII) support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.

Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation:
Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and
Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources.

For more information, click here.


Horizon Europe – Clúster 3 Disaster-Resilient Society 2022

HORIZON-CL3-2022-DRS-01-01: Enhanced citizen preparedness in the event of a disaster or crisis-related emergency.
HORIZON-CL3-2022-DRS-01-02: Enhanced preparedness and management of High-Impact Low-Probability or unexpected events.
HORIZON-CL3-2022-DRS-01-04: Better understanding of citizens’ behavioural and psychological reactions in the event of a disaster or crisis situation (RIA).
HORIZON-CL3-2022-DRS-01-07: Improved international cooperation addressing first responder capability gaps.


Horizon Europe – Europe Defence Fund (EDF)

EDF-2022-RA-MCBRN-HICP: Diagnostics, treatment, transport and monitoring of highly contagious, injured and/or contaminated personnel.

EJP RD – Networking Support Scheme (NSS)

The first aim of the Networking Support Scheme in the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) is to encourage sharing of knowledge on rare diseases or rare cancers between health care professionals, researchers and patients in new or expanding research networks by funding networking events.

The second aim of the Networking Support Scheme is to enable or increase the participation of usually underrepresented countries in Europe in new and in expanding research networks on rare diseases or rare cancers.

The scheme will provide financial support to applicants to organize workshops or conferences. These workshops or conferences are meant to
1. Form new research networks or expand existing research networks;
2. Strengthen collaborations between different stakeholders in different countries;
3. Enable the exchange of knowledge.
4. These workshops or conferences should be (the implications of) research results and innovative solutions. The results of these networking events may lead to future collaborative and novel research efforts.

For more information, click here


Horizon Europe – ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Horizon Europe – ERC Proof of Concept Grant (ERC-2023-POC)
The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aim at facilitating exploration of the commercial and social innovation potential of ERC funded research, by funding further work (i.e. activities which were not scheduled to be funded by the original ERC frontier research grant) to verify the innovation potential of ideas arising from ERC funded projects. Proof of Concept Grants are therefore on offer only to Principal Investigators whose proposals draw substantially on their ERC funded research.

The financial contribution will be awarded as a lump sum of EUR 150 000 for a period of 18 months. The ERC expects that, normally, proof of concept activities should be completed within 12 months. However, to allow for those projects that require more preparation time, the grant agreements will be signed for 18 months. Extensions of the duration of proof of concept projects may be granted only exceptionally.The lump sum will cover the beneficiaries' direct and indirect eligible costs for the project: if the project is implemented properly, the amounts will be paid regardless of the costs actually incurred. The lump sum has been designed to cover the beneficiaries’ personnel costs, subcontracting, purchase costs, other cost categories, and indirect costs.

All Principal Investigators in an ongoing ERC main grant or in a ERC main grant that has ended less than 12 months before 1 January 2023, are eligible to apply for an ERC Proof of Concept Grant.

For further information please see the ERC Work Programme 2023.



Horizon Europe – ERC Consolidator Grant

The ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal.
Consolidator Grants may be awarded up to a maximum of EUR 2 000 000 for a period of 5 years. The maximum size of the grants is reduced pro rata temporis for projects of a shorter duration. (This does not apply to ongoing projects).
The Principal Investigators shall have been awarded their first PhD at least 7 and up to 12 years prior to 1 January 2023. Cut-off dates: PhD awarded from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2015 (inclusive).

For more information, click here.



Horizon Europe – MSCA COFUND 2022 (HORIZON-COFUND-2022-01-01)

MSCA COFUND co-finances new or existing doctoral programmes and postdoctoral fellowship schemes with the aim of spreading the best practices of the MSCA including international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research training, as well as international and cross-sectoral mobility of researchers at all stages of their career.
In practice, MSCA COFUND provides complementary funding for doctoral or postdoctoral programmes managed by entities established in EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries. Those co-funded programmes must follow MSCA’s good practice in terms of international recruitment and minimum standard of employment for the recruited fellows as described in the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
Opening date: 11/10/2022

For more information, click here.



EU4HEALTH Work Programme 2022 (EU4H-2022-PJ)

EU4H-2022-PJ-15: Call for proposals to support structured dialogue at national or regional level on public procurement in the health sector - HERA

For more information, please find here the EU4H Work Programme 2022.



EU4HEALTH Work Programme 2022 (EU4H-2022-PJ)

EU4H-2022-PJ-11: Call for proposals on prevention of NCDs - cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other NCDs
EU4H-2022-PJ-12: Call for proposals on cancer and other NCDs prevention – action on health determinants
EU4H-2022-PJ-14: Call for proposals to support the roll-out of the second cohort of the inter-speciality cancer training programme



Horizon Europe – MSCA Staff Exchanges 2022

MSCA Staff Exchanges promote innovative international, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration in research and innovation through exchanging staff and sharing knowledge and ideas at all stages of the innovation chain. The scheme fosters a shared culture of research and innovation that welcomes and rewards creativity and entrepreneurship and helps turn ideas into innovative products, services or processes. It is open to research, technical, administrative, and managerial staff supporting R&I activities.

Opening date: 06/10/2022

For more information, click here.


Climate crisis, heat stress, infectious disease threats: Health impacts and solutions in Europe
9 de Noviembre. 14:00 - 15:00 | Registro
The climate crisis is increasingly affecting our health and wellbeing. In August this year, around the same time when millions of Europeans suffered from record-breaking high temperatures, new research published in the science journal Nature suggested that climate change can aggravate over half of known human pathogenic diseases.

Developed under the European Climate and Health Observatory initiative, the new European Environment Agency report ‘Climate change as a threat to health and well-being in Europe: focus on heat and infectious diseases’ puts these two threats in sharp focus, and it outlines solutions in policy and practice.

The webinar is open to all stakeholder after registration


15th European Public Health Conference 2022
9 - 12 de Noviembre | Programa Registro
Strengthening health systems: improving population health and being prepared for the unexpected

The 15th European Public Health Conference will take place in person in November 2022 in Berlin. Many sessions across the conference tracks are related to the PHIRI activities. Some are organised or co-hosted by PHIRI, others involve PHIRI members. We are happy to share with you a first overview of these sessions. More details will be communicated soon on the PHIRI website.

For more information about the conference and registration, please visit:


ERC Proposal Reading Day 2022 – Zaragoza
25 de Noviembre | Registro
Los ERC Proposal Reading Days son una iniciativa donde personas candidatas al Consejo Europeo de Investigación (ERC, en sus siglas en inglés) tendrán la oportunidad de leer propuestas (disponibles como copias en papel) que resultaron financiadas en alguna de las convocatorias 2014-2021 de dicho programa. 

Esta sesión está abierta a todas las personas candidatas y elegibles en las convocatorias 2023 de ERC en sus modalidades Consolidator y Advanced Grants, Proof of Concept, y Starting Grant 2024 y que participen con una institución de acogida española. 

Para participar en la sesión de lectura es necesario registrarse en este formulario, firmar el acuerdo e indicar qué dos propuestas desea leer del catálogo de propuestas disponibles hasta el 18/11/2022


CHIST-ERA ERA-NET Call ORD Information Webinar #2
28 de Noviembre. 14:00 - 15:00 | Programa
EJP RD – European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases

Following the pre-announcement of the theme of the Call ORD, CHIST-ERA organises two information webinars to present the Call ORD, as well as an online networking session.

Planned a few weeks before the call deadline, the purpose of the second information webinar is to remind the Call ORD expectations and answer last-minute questions:

•    CHIST-ERA and Call ORD key features
•    Proposal preparation recommendations
•    How to submit your proposal

Registration will open soon.


Webinar: The role of Primary Care in community mental health
30 de Noviembre | Programa
Primary care is in the heart of community mental health care. Primary Care professionals have important roles in referring patients to specialized mental health services, providing integrated care for physical and mental health for co-existing conditions (e.g. diabetes and depression) and to serve as the linking pin between specialized care, primary care and social services. See also the EFPC position paper on mental health.

Therefore, EFPC is happy to collaborate with EUCOMS (The European Community Mental Health Service providers network). We are strongly connected and have a Memorandum of Understanding. We recommend reading their consensus paper with a vision of a network approach in community mental health care.

In a joint webinar both networks will shine a light on an ecosystem approach to mental health in primary care. Chaired by Dineke Smit (EFPC) and Rene Keet (EUCOMS)


The 4th International Conference on Rare Diseases
7 y 8 de Noviembre | Programa
RARE2022 will follow on from the success of its predecessors, continuing to address the challenges of Rare Diseases. The conference will expand on “generic topics”, such as:
•    the role of whole genome sequencing
•    screening strategies
•    monitoring and databases in rare diseases
•    innovative therapies
•    patient-centric medicine
•    current status of several specific diseases

RARE2022 is honored to welcome world-renowned speakers from all 5 continents, all of whom are experts in the field of Rare Diseases and who will present ground-breaking and cutting-edge news on treatments in Rare Diseases.

RARE2022 will bring together experts from healthcare, academia and industry working in the field of Rare Diseases treatment.


IHI Call Days – Call 3 (single-stage)
12 - 15 de Diciembe | Registro
The aim of the IHI Call Days is to provide potential applicants with the information they need to put together a strong proposal and give them the opportunity to identify and meet partners for their consortia.

The main activities of the Call Days will be as follows: 
• Info sessions on the rules and procedures and financial part of the proposal
• Info sessions on the call topics
• Matchmaking sessions per call topic
• Pitching sessions per call topic

The following topics are under consideration: 
• Topic 1: Screening platform and biomarkers for prediction and prevention of diseases of unmet public health need
• Topic 2: Patient generated evidence to improve outcomes, support decision making, and accelerate innovation
• Topic 3: Combining hospital interventional approaches to improve patient outcomes and increase hospital efficiencies
• Topic 4: Strengthening the European ecosystem for Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) and other innovative therapeutic modalities for rare diseases
• Topic 5: Digital health technologies for the prevention and personalised management of mental disorders and their long-term health consequences

Registration is free but it is mandatory.


IHI Call Days – Call 4 (two stage)
18 y 19 de Diciembre | Registro
The aim of the IHI Call Days is to provide potential applicants with the information they need to put together a strong proposal and give them the opportunity to identify and meet partners for their consortia.

The main activities of the Call Days will be as follows: 
•    Info session on the rules and procedures
•    Info sessions on the call topics

The following topics are under consideration:
•    Topic 1: Expanding translational knowledge in minipigs: a path to reduce and replace non-human primates in non-clinical drug safety assessment
•    Topic 2: Patient-centric blood sample collection to enable decentralised clinical trials and improve access to healthcare

Registration is free but it is mandatory


TMEX – Translational Medicine Explained 5 Day Winter School 2023
13 - 17 de Febrero de 2023 | Programa
Registration is now open to the yearly 5-day course on “Translational Medicine Explained (TMex) ” on 13-17 February 2023 in Barcelona. The course is intended for PhD/MD students, postdocs and other young scientists who are involved in biomedical research and want to learn more about Translational Medicine.

The TMex  (“Translational Medicine Explained)” Winter School consists of an introductory e learning (~12 hours student investment time) followed by a 5-day face-to-face workshop. The course is intended for PhD/MD students in the second half of their PhD and postdocs who are involved in biomedical research.

The full fee is of 650€. Special discounted fees of 475€ applies for EATRIS members and I2TRON students, and of 250€ for VHIR students and EUPATI fellows.

There are only 30 seats, so we recommend applying early (first come, first served). The registration will close when all seats have been filled. You will need to submit a biosketch and a motivation letter which will be reviewed by a selection committee.


Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Aragón (IIS Aragón)
Centro de Investigación Biomédica de Aragón (CIBA)
Avda. San Juan Bosco, nº 13. 50009 - Zaragoza
Tfno. +34 976 71 64 17 | +34 976 71 44 02

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