Joint Programming Initiative ‘A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ (JPI HDHL) Call 2021 (STAMIFY)

The Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” has been established to better understand 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.

This call (HDHL-INTIMIC (2021) is the 4th additional non-cofunded Joint Funding Action implemented in the frame of the ERA-Net Cofund HDHL INTIMIC (HDHL-INtesTInal MICrobiomics).

Using this instrument, the JPI HDHL aims at coordinating national and regional research programmes in the areas of food, diet, intestinal microbiomics and human health as well as food, nutrition and human health in general. This joint call intends to fund dedicated, scientifically excellent transnational research projects that develop improved methods and tools to assess and monitor diet and physical activity in order to provide better dietary and physical activity recommendations and guidelines.

Additional Information

The proposals should address at least one of the following topics:

  1. The development of improved methods for dietary assessment using new technologies, this can for example include ICT tools, unobtrusive data, food purchases, etc.;
  2. The further development of existing/identified biomarkers for food intake (e.g. combination of existing biomarkers to assess eating patterns and/or diet composition; validation of identified biomarkers taking into account influencing factors like gender, genotype or other individual variations);
  3. Identification of biomarkers of physical activities (also sedentary and sleep behaviour) including the first steps of validation; (Irish partners are not eligible for HRB funding for Aim 3)
  4. Approaches to improve scientific application of commercially available devices for objective assessment of physical activity (also sedentary and sleep behaviour) as well as develop approaches to process, aggregate and analyse such data in diverse populations;
  5. The development of integrative tools to assess and monitor both dietary intake and physical activity.

This is a joint transnational call: applicants must apply as part of a transnational consortium.

Researchers from Ireland can apply as coordinators or partners. If successful, researchers from Ireland will be funded by the Health Research Board up to the maximum amount for the call. Applicants applying for funding from Ireland must be based at an eligible HRB Host Institution.

Individual country partners/coordinators should confirm eligibility with their national funding organisation contact point.

  • The following conditions apply to the composition of consortia:Minimum of 3 partners and maximum of 6 partners eligible for funding from 3 different participating countries.
  • No more than 2 eligible partners can originate from the same country.
  • Maximum number in consortium 8 (including maximum of 2 collaborators not eligible for funding)

Please review the published text for full details of the aim, objectives and scope of the call on HDHL-INTIMIC (2021)


 Both pre- and full proposals must be written in English and must be submitted to the Joint Call Secretariat by the project coordinator through the JPI HDHL electronic submission system exclusively.

Researchers need to register first at the JPI HDHL Meta Data Base, in order to be able to submit their proposal.

(See HDHL-INTIMIC (2021) for further details). 


General Queries: Joint Call Secretariat 
Dr. Nikki De Clercq & Dr. Laura Peeters
+32 9 272 30 62 /+32 9 272 30 26
e-mail: jpihdhl.calls(at)

Applicants from Ireland who still have questions after reading the information on the Call website and the HRB Guidance notes and HRB FAQ can contact Dr Louise Drudy at HRB e-mail ldrudy(at)

Opening date
15:00 28-01-2021
Closing date
15:00 31-03-2021