JPI A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life: Call NUTRIMMUNE

JPI A healthy diet for a healthy life launches a call on Nutrition-responsiveness of the immune system with deadline 21 April 2022

Programme title:

Joint Partnership Initiatives - A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life

Call title:

Nutrition-responsiveness of the immune system: interplay between infectious diseases and diet-related metabolic diseases and the potential for food-based solutions (NUTRIMMUNE)


21 April 2022 at 16:00 CEST: deadline for full proposals

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Short Call Abstract:

Proposals should focus on one or both of the following topics:

Theme 1: Establishing the cause-and-effect relationship between nutrition, immune function and infectious diseases in the context of diet-related metabolic disorders.

Building on existing knowledge to further identify mechanisms of action (including common molecular pathways), projects will: 

  • Advance understanding of how nutrition, foods and dietary patterns modulate immune system homeostasis, response (e.g. inflammation), dysregulation and susceptibility to infectious disease across the life course in people with diet-related metabolic diseases.
  • Explore how nutrition may contribute to infectious disease risk in people with diet-related metabolic diseases at various stages including prevention of, severity of, recovery from, and rehabilitation after the infectious disease.

Theme 2: Development of innovative food solutions.

Proof of principle studies are desired in order to support the development of effective diet-related health-improvement strategies health-improvement strategies and/or food products to promote a healthy immune system in people with diet-related metabolic diseases and their application at any stage of the infectious disease process.

SSH aspects (keywords/disciplines):

Social and behavioural sciences

Where appropriate, proposals should consider the possible impact of gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic inequalities, and nutritional vulnerable groups (e.g. low nutritional status, malnourished).

Specific participation requirements:

Only beneficiaries eligible according to the rules of the national funding agencies participating in the JPI HDHL call are eligible to apply, irrespective of their nationality.

Only transnational consortia will be funded. The following conditions apply to the composition of consortia:

  • Minimum of 3 partners from 3 different participating countries. These 3 partners should be eligible for funding by one of the participating organisations.
  • No more than 2 eligible partners can originate from the same country.
  • Maximum of 6 eligible partners per consortium.
  • Total size of consortium cannot exceed 8 applicants (including researchers that participate as collaborator).


France; Germany; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Spain; The Netherlands; United Kingdom.