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12 December - 20 February 2019

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.

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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.

Grant period

3 years

Grant amount

The maximum total is 4.5 million SEK, or 6 million SEK if the consortium includes two Swedish participants.

Call deadline
Outline application: For the consortium application to EJP RD: 15 Feb 2019 (17.00)
For the Swedish project leader’s application in Prisma: 20 February 2019 (14.00)

Full application: For the consortium application to EJP RD: 11 June 2019 (17.00)
For the Swedish project leader’s application in Prisma: 18 June 2019 (14.00)

Publication of grant award

No later than November 2019

Start of grant period

January 2019

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Application procedure

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. More information on what to do in practical terms is available in the section “How do I apply” below.

The content of your outline application will be transferred automatically to the full application if your consortium is invited to submit a full application to EJP RD 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 application submitted to EJP RD 2019, and also complete a section on ethical considerations. More information on this is available in the section “How do I apply” below.