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This scheme is administered by The University of Sheffield


12 funders in nine countries have committed a total of approxiamately €4M to fund research projects of up to three years.

Our funding total

Our maximum contribution across all projects will be £500K.

Number of projects funded by BBSRC

1 (5 other projects were also funded by other funders in this scheme). For further details see the Six multinational projects awarded funding for research in Active and Healthy Ageing press release.


To support high quality multinational and multidisciplinary research applications on 'Active and Healthy Ageing Across the Life Course'. We will fund the UK partner of any successful transnational application that falls within our remit with high quality biological science contributions and which demonstrate excellence with impact.

Key aims

Applications were invited from multidisciplinary research groups representing participating funding countries in areas relating to the three objectives of the call:

  • Generate new knowledge on the biological, clinical, behavioural, social and environmental factors that enable individuals to live actively and healthily into later life
  • Explore comparatively different models, methods, approaches and good practices in societal responses to increased longevity which emphasise both social inclusion and sustainability
  • Engage in effective knowledge exchange activities that will assist European and other countries to achieve the goal of increasing healthy life expectancy by 2 years by 2020