France-Germany-Canada call for proposals on «epigenomics of complex diseases» / 2015-2016


Competition year :



Deadline (application) :

February 3rd, 2015, 7 AM


Amount :

$ 200 000 / year


Duration :

3 years


Announcement of results :




The aim of this joint call is to promote and create strategic synergy and multidisciplinary research activities between scientists in France, Germany and Canada at a high level. The multilateral joint transnational call will foster the identification and characterization of epigenomic mechanisms relevant for complex diseases and open new routes for prevention, diagnosis and therapy.

Please note that the following topics will be out of the scope of this call:

  • focused approaches that are of a narrow epigenetic dimension and not of a broader systems-oriented epigenomic scope;
  • pure large scale mapping activities;
  • clinical trials;
  • rare diseases and cancer research.

Only transnational projects will be funded. Each consortium submitting a proposal must involve a minimum of three and a maximum of six distinct research groups from all three countries participating in the call. Research groups from other countries may be associated with proposals if these groups are able to secure their own funding.

Each agency will fund their national teams and partners will have to ensure compliance with eligibility rules of their respective agency. Thus, the FRQS will fund Quebec teams only. Project evaluation will be done in an integrated manner with other countries.

For the full call text and information on how to apply, please visit the Agence Nationale de la Recherche website.



  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)
  • German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Do you have questions?

Guillaume Pons

Chargé de Mission Scientifique


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