The Lleida Biomedical Research Institute Dr. Pifarré Foundation (IRBLleida) aims to create synergies between basic, clinical and epidemiological research, so that biomedical research becomes a driver for improving daily clinical practice. The Fundació Centre de Recerca en Agrotecniologia-Agrotecnio aims to become an international reference centre addressing key challenges in the food production chain in an integrated manner. Within the framework of these goals, IRBLleida and Agrotecnio, with the support of the Departament d’Acció Climàtica, Alimentació i Agenda Rural de la Generalitat de Catalunya, announce the 1st Call for Joint Research Projects on Agriculture, Food, Nutrition and Health – AgroHealth 2022.
Thus, Agrotecnio and IRBLleida will support collaborative synergistic projects that extend the boundaries of knowledge and bridge agriculture in its broadest sense with biomedical research along the nexus of Agriculture, Food, Nutrition and Health. Projects should target unmet medical needs, including obesity, diabetes, lipidemia, metabolic syndrome, exercise physiology, molecular and cellular human metabolism, nutrient–gene interactions, nutrient-drug interaction or chemoprevention, through approaches such as the reduction of harmful residues from food ingredients, the impact of nutritional intervention on disease, nutrient-gene interactions, or the development of novel functional foods and ingredients, amongst others.
Funds for the AgroHealth2022 call will be provided by Agrotecnio, IRBLleida and the Departament d’Acció Climàtica, Alimentació i Agenda Rural. Up to three proposals with a budget of up to 45,000€ per project may be funded in this first Call. Funding will be for two years from the date of acceptance of the grant by the PIs.
The deadline for applications is from 15 May to 15 June.
Registration must be made on this form on the IRBLleida website: https://www.irblleida.org/ca/formulari-agrohealth/
Deliverables and schedule (Excel)
Call Opening: May 15, 2022
Call Deadline: June 15, 2022 at 3 p.m.
Provisional Resolution: October 3, 2022
Allegations deadline: October 7, 2022 at 3 p.m.
Final resolution: October 14, 2022