Open call

21 December - 23 February 2022

Project grant for international research collaboration within rare diseases (EJP RD)

The purpose of this grant is to support international collaboration within the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD). The 2022 call has the title “Development of new analytic tools and pathways to accelerate diagnosis and facilitate diagnostic monitoring of rare diseases”. Sweden, via the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova, is one of the 21 countries taking part in the EJP RD call.

Support form: Project support

Subject area: Medicine and Health

Focus: EJR RD: Rare Diseases

Applicant: Individual researcher who participates as 1 of maximum 2 Swedish project leaders in a consortium with partners from at least 4 participating countries. Only researchers at an administrating organisation approved by the Swedish Research Council may apply.

Grant period: 3 years

Grant amount: Minimum 1 200 000 SEK in total per Swedish participant in a project. Maximum 4 500 000 SEK (approximately 450 000 EUR) in total per project with 1 Swedish partner, maximum 6 000 000 SEK (approximately 600 000 EUR) in total per project with 2 Swedish partners.

Start of grant period: January 2023

Application period:
Outline application: For the consortium application to EJP RD: 16 February 2022 (17.00/5 pm). For the Swedish project leader’s application in Prisma: 23 February 2022 (14.00/2 pm).

Full application: For the consortium application to EJP RD: 15 June 2022 (17.00/5 pm). For the Swedish project leader’s application in Prisma: 21 June 2022 (14.00/2 pm).

Publication of grant award: No later than the end of December 2022

Please note:

  • Please read and follow the instructions: In addition to this specific call text, you also need to read our Guide for applicants.  Opens in new window.
  • If you are participating as a Swedish applicant/partner in an international consortium, you must submit a parallel application to the Swedish Research Council. This is a national eligibility requirement that must be fulfilled before we can approve your participation in the consortium application.
  • You will need to have a data management plan Opens in new window. for data generated within the research we award funds for. You must not send the plan to us, but according to our general grant terms and conditions, your administrating organisation must confirm that a data management plan will be in place when you start your project or equivalent, and also that the plan will be maintained.

Specific instructions for the call

In addition to reading the call text, you also need to consult our Guide for applicants.

Application procedure

Grant applications within EJP RD 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 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. A check on the consortium’s eligibility is done during both application steps. The Swedish Research Council can reject an application on formal grounds if any of the consortium members is declared ineligible.

Applications under the EJP RD consortium call shall be made by the research consortium’s international coordinator, using EJP RD’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 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.

To the application form in Prisma. External link, opens in new window.

More information on what to do in practical terms is available in our Guide for applicants. Opens in new window.

EJP RD will make a decision on the pre-proposal applications at the end of April 2022. The decision is notified to the coordinator of the consortium via a statement in the form of a written comment.

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. 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, and also complete a popular science description and a section on ethical considerations. More information on this is available in the section “What must the application contain?” below.

The consortiums approved are invited to submit a full application in Prisma no later than 21 June 2021.

EJP RD decides which consortiums will be recommended for funding by the respective national research funding body. The decision is notified to the coordinator of the consortium via 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 EJP RD’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 we specifically ask for it.