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Swedish Research Council Research Project Grant for International Collaboration within Personalised Medicine 2020, Sweden

Publish Date: Jan 25, 2019

Deadline: Mar 07, 2019

Research project grant for international collaboration within personalised medicine (ERA PerMed)

This grant aims to support international collaboration within the European Co-fund Action for Personalised Medicine (ERA PerMed), aimed at promoting development and implementation of personalised medicine. This is the second call within ERA PerMed, and has the title “Personalised Medicine: Multidisciplinary Research Towards Implementation”. Sweden, via the Swedish Research Council, is one of the 18 countries taking part in the 2019 ERA PerMed call, which rewards research of the highest scientific quality in international competition.

Type of call

Research project support

Subject area

Medicine and Health


ERA PerMed: Personalised Medicine


Individual researcher who participates as 1 of maximum 2 Swedish project leaders in a consortium with partners from at least 3 participating countries. Only researchers at an administrating organisation approved by the Swedish Research Council may apply.

Grant period

3 years

Grant amount

Maximum 6 million SEK in total for Swedish participation

Publication of grant award

No later than November 2019

Start of grant period

January 2020

Application procedure

Grant applications within ERA PerMed 2019 are made in a two-stage procedure, where a simplified version of the application, known as a pre-proposal (outline application), is first submitted. Applicants whose pre-proposals (outline applications) are approved shall then submit a full proposal (full application). Both the pre-proposal and the full proposal are peer reviewed, and ranked in competition with other applications.

The application to the ERA PerMed 2019 consortium call shall be submitted by the research consortium’s international coordinator to ERA PerMed’s application system.

As project leader representing a Swedish partner in the research consortium, you must submit the corresponding applications (outline application and full application respectively) via the Swedish Research Council’s application system Prisma in parallel with the international coordinator submitting the consortium application. Please note that the parallel call in Prisma for you as the Swedish partner will close a few days later than in ERA PerMed’s application system. This applies for both the pre-proposal and the full proposal.

ERA PerMed 2019 will make a decision on the pre-proposals in May 2019. The decision will be notified to the coordinator of the consortium with a statement in the form of a written comment.

The content of your pre-proposal will be transferred automatically to the full proposal if your consortium is invited to submit a full proposal to ERA PerMed 2019. You will thereafter have to update the content of your application to the Swedish Research Council, so that it corresponds to the full consortium proposal submitted to ERA PerMed 2019, and also complete a section on ethical considerations. More information on this is available in the section “What must the application contain?” below.

Swedish applicants that are invited to submit a full proposal shall do so in Prisma no later than 25 June 2019. Any changes will be notified to the Swedish partners in the consortiums invited to submit a full proposal to ERA PerMed 2019. The application procedure includes a “rebuttal” stage at the middle/end of August, where the coordinator has the opportunity to provide clarifications on questions from the reviewers of the application.

Eligibility criteria for applicants

The following requirements must be fulfilled in order for you to be eligible to apply for the grant. We carry out checks to ensure ineligible applications are rejected from further processing.


The applicant for the project grant must be a participant in an ERA PerMed consortium, with 3–6 partners from at least 3 participating countries. You can see full eligibility requirements for the composition of the consortium in the call text on ERA PerMed’s website. You must set aside adequate time for the project throughout the grant period, with a scope (activity level) that corresponds to at least 20 per cent of a full-time equivalent. You must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or a corresponding foreign degree, awarded no later than the deadline for this call. The degree award date we use is the date you fulfilled all the requirements for a doctoral degree, such as mandatory courses, oral defence and an approved doctoral thesis. For applicants with Swedish doctoral degrees, the award date listed in Ladok applies.

Grants from the Swedish Research Council shall be administered by a Swedish university or HEI or another Swedish public organisation that fulfils our criteria for administrating organisations. To apply, your organisation must therefore be approved as an administrating organisation. Please note therefore that Swedish researchers working for a company, for example, cannot be funded and may therefore not submit an application to the Swedish Research Council, even if they are part of a consortium application.

Costs and grant amounts

Grants may be applied for to finance all types of project-related costs, such as salaries (including your own salary, however no more than corresponding to your activity level in the project), premises, running costs (such as consumables, travel including stays at research facilities, publication costs and minor equipment), plus depreciation costs. Grants may not be used for scholarships. If a doctoral student participates, project funds may not be paid out as salary for the period when the doctoral student is teaching.

The maximum amount you may apply for for Swedish participation in a consortium is 6 million SEK (around 600 000 EUR). A maximum of two Swedish participants may apply for funds within the same consortium. The maximum amount for all Swedish participants together is therefore 6 million SEK (around 600 000 EUR).

Grant period

You may apply for a grant to cover 3 years, starting from January 2020. The first payment will be made no earlier than December 2019.

What must the application contain?

Please refer to ERA PerMed’s call textand the application form in Prisma in parallel

with reading the instructions below, which describe the call-specific content of the application to the Swedish Research Council.


Foreign experts are involved in the scientific assessment of the applications within ERA PerMed 2019. Applications must therefore be written in English.

Sections of the application

The application form in Prisma contains the following tabs (applies to both outline and full applications):

  • Descriptive information
  • Research description
  • Administrating organisation
  • Participants (only administrators in this call) 
  • CV

Descriptions of the information requested under each tab follow below.

Descriptive information

The abstract shall include a brief description of:

  • what is to be done: purpose and aim
  • how the research will be carried out: project organisation, time plan and the scientific methods to be used
  • what is important about the planned research

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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