Dementia Research Network - Join the SMDM Coordinated COST Funding Application

The next round of COST proposals are due by 29 November 2018

Dementias pose one of the greatest public health challenges due to the rapid aging of the population. They are one of the main causes of disability, loss of quality of life and institutionalization. SMDM supports setting up a network of interested researchers in the field of dementia. The network aims to bring together people working with population registries of dementia and developing tools for data mining and machine learning to enlighten burden of behavioural and psychological disorders in dementia. In future, the network will support developing and share tools and procedures for predictive models of dementia. Approaches such as machine learning could be studied in comparison with traditional statistical methods.

SMDM, as a transdisciplinary academic research society with international members and members throughout Europe, would welcome the chance to support network implementation and grant application for a COST network in the field of dementia research. The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe. Interested parties are invited to submit proposals for COST Actions contributing to the scientific, technological, economic, cultural or societal knowledge advancement and development of Europe. The COST call process is open year-round with the next round of proposals entering the evaluation process on 29 November 2018. More information about the COST application process is available via infographic and here

Researchers including scientists in their early career, researchers from less research-intensive countries across Europe, young talents and next generation leaders in science and international partner can get involved. Funding would cover various networking activities including workshops, travel expenses for scientific meetings, etc. Our grant application aims to bridge separate fields of science/disciplines to achieve breakthroughs that require an interdisciplinary approach benefiting from the broad range of disciplines represented at SMDM.

Researchers focusing on dementia that would like to join the COST network grant application please contact Javier Mar Medina ( or Beate Jahn ( Please contact SMDM President Uwe Siebert at or Executive Director Jill Metcalf at if you would like to further discuss other networking opportunities.


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