Research project grant for international collaboration within rare diseases (EJP Rare diseases)
This grant aims to support international collaboration within the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (RJP RD) Call for Proposals 2019, with the title “Transnational research projects to accelerate diagnosis and/or explore disease progression and mechanisms of rare diseases”. Sweden, via the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova, is one of the 14 countries taking part in the first call within EJP RD, which rewards research of the highest scientific quality in international competition.
Type of call
Research project support
Medicine and Health
EJP RD: Rare diseases
Individual researcher who participates as 1 of maximum 2 Swedish project leaders in a consortium with partners from at least 4 participating countries.
The maximum total is 4.5 million SEK, or 6 million SEK if the consortium includes two Swedish participants.
Publication of grant award
No later than November 2019
Start of grant period
Grant applications within EJP RD 2019 are made in a two-stage procedure, where a simplified version of the application, known as an outline application, is first submitted. Applicants whose outline applications are approved shall then submit a full application. Both the outline application and full application are peer reviewed, and ranked in competition with other applications.
The application to the EJP RD 2019 consortium call shall be submitted by the research consortium’s international coordinator.
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.
The applicant for the project grant must be a participant in an EJP RD consortium, with 4–6 partners from at least 4 participating countries. You can see full eligibility requirements for the composition of the consortium in the call text on EJP RD’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. However, Vinnova is able to fund these applicants.
If you are awarded a grant, you must be employed by the administrating organisation at the start of and throughout the grant period and any additional availability period, unless the Swedish Research Council approves an exception. The employment must equal at least 20 per cent of a full-time equivalent. You do not have to be employed by the administrating organisation at the time of applying.
The consortium shall submit a joint application in EJP RD’s application system, which can be accessed via. You as the Swedish partner and project leader in an EJP RD consortium must also register in parallel a corresponding application electronically in Prisma , which is the Swedish Research Council’s application system. Please note that for practical reasons, the parallel call in Prisma for you as the Swedish partner will close a few days later than in EJP RD’s application system. This applies for both the outline application and the full application. Please note that following review of the full application, a “rebuttal” stage will apply, where you have the opportunity to respond to questions from the reviewers. Responding to this letter is mandatory. To the application form in PrismaYou create your application in Prisma by filling in the text fields, uploading information from your personal account, and attaching the appendices requested.Creating a personal account in Prisma
What must the application contain?
Sections of the application
- Descriptive information
- Research description
- Administrating organisation
- Participants (only administrators in this call)
- 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
Popular science description
Your application shall describe the ethical issues raised by the project or corresponding. You must also describe how you plan to address ethical dilemmas that may arise. Please justify why the research should be carried out against the background of the ethical issues identified. How do your research questions and expected results measure up in relation to the ethical issues? Please also state whether the research involves any handling of personal data, or experiments on animals or human subjects. If no ethical issues are raised, please state this also.
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