09 January - 07 March 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.
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.
Maximum 6 million SEK in total for Swedish participation
Outline application: For the consortium application to ERA PerMed 2019: 7 March 2019 (17.00) For the Swedish project leader’s application in Prisma: 12 March 2019 (14.00)
Full application: For the consortium application to ERA PerMed 2019: 17 June 2019 (17.00) For the Swedish project leader’s application in Prisma: 25 June 2019 (14.00)
Publication of grant award
No later than November 2019
Start of grant period
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Call text in full
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 External link, opens in new window..
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.
More information on what to do in practical terms is available in our “Guide for applicants”. Opens in new window.
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.
ERA PerMed 2019 decides which consortiums will be recommended for funding by the respective national research funding body. The decision will be notified to the coordinator of the consortium with a statement in the form of a written comment. The Swedish Research Council makes the grant decisions for Swedish participants. Shortly after the grant decision has been made, a notice of the grant awards will be published on the Swedish Research Council’s website. You will thereafter find a notice of the decision on your application in your personal account in Prisma, under the tab “Applications and grants”.
You are responsible for ensuring the application is complete and corresponds to the application in ERA PerMed’s application system, that is to say the application form is correctly filled in, the correct appendices are attached and the information requested has been provided according to the instructions. Please only submit material specifically requested. We do not accept any additional information after the deadline, except when specifically requested.
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 External link, opens in new window.. 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.
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.
Number of applications and previous grants
The requirements described in this section only apply to applicants (project leaders).
What grants may I apply for simultaneously from the Swedish Research Council?
You may only submit one application for this grant under this call, and you may only be the Swedish partner of one consortium in this call. Other restrictions on the grants you may apply for during the same year are shown in the table below. Grants under this call are counted as ”Project grants with focus” in the table.
What requirements apply if I already have a grant from the Swedish Research Council?
There are certain restrictions if you are the project leader of a previously awarded grant that is ongoing, that is to say where the grant period (payment period from the Swedish Research Council) overlaps the grant period of the grant this application covers. Please note that the availability period, that is to say the time during which you can draw down the grant awarded, is normally longer than the grant period. Information about the requirements for your previous grant can be found in the “Approval of conditions” you received from the Swedish Research Council. You cannot submit an application under the call if you are already the project leader for an ongoing project grant awarded within ERA PerMed. If your ongoing grant has another focus, you are eligible to apply, however, provided your application is for another project idea.
Please see the table below for further information on grants you may apply for if you have an ongoing grant. Grants under this call are counted as ”Project grants with focus” in the table.
Note: If you have been the project leader for previous grants from the Swedish Research Council that have ended, final financial reports for all of these must have been submitted within the permitted time frame in order for you to apply for a new grant. Please contact your administrating organisation if you are unsure whether all your final financial reports have been submitted.
What applies for applications to or grants from other funding bodies?
If your application to the Swedish Research Council relates to the same project idea as a grant you have already been awarded by, or are applying for to another funding body, please describe this in your application to ERA PerMed 2019.
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).
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.
Please refer to ERA PerMed’s call text External link, opens in new window.and 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)
Descriptions of the information requested under each tab follow below.
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
The abstract shall provide a summary guide to the purpose and implementation of the research. Please use wording to ensure persons with another subject specialisation can understand the information.
The description may cover a maximum of 1 500 characters including blank spaces (approximately one third of an A4 page in Arial, font size 11, single line spacing).
Popular science description
Describe the project in such a way that a person who is not familiar with the subject can understand it. Describe what is to be done and why, and explain in what way the new knowledge may be important.
The popular science description is an important tool when we inform about the research funded by the Swedish Research Council. If we grant your application, we reserve the right to use the description for information purposes.
Note: The popular science description must be written in Swedish, unlike the rest of the application. For the outline application, the popular science description may be very brief. For the full application, the popular science description must be detailed and able to be used for information purposes.
The description may cover a maximum of 4 500 characters including blank spaces (approximately one A4 page in Arial, font size 11, single line spacing).
Ethical considerations (only applies to those invited to submit a full application)
Describe the ethical issues raised by your 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 you have 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 justify this also.
Application for the international collaboration
Here you shall attach the application submitted by the consortium to ERA PerMed.
No other appendices need to be attached to this field.
Please state the administrating organisation and project site.
Here you as applicant may invite participating administrators to your application. Please note that you may not invite any participating researchers in this application.
Under this tab, please upload the following CV information from your personal account in Prisma:
- Education: Third cycle higher education (doctoral degree)
- Work: Current employment (including whether it is permanent employment or not).