Open call

09 January - 22 February 2023

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 2023 call has the title “Natural History Studies addressing unmet needs in Rare Diseases”. Sweden, via the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova, is one of the 16 countries taking part in the EJP RD call.

Support form: Project support

Subject area: Medicine and Health

Focus: EJP RD: Rare diseases

Applicant: Individual researcherIndividual researcher who participates as one of maximum two Swedish project leader in a consortium with partners from at least four 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 2024

Call deadline:
Outline application:
For the consortium application to EJP RD: 15 February 2023 (14.00/2 pm CET)
For the Swedish project leader’s application in Prisma: 22 February 2023 (14.00/2 pm)
Full application:
For the consortium application to EJP RD: 14 June 2023 (14.00/2 pm CEST)
For the Swedish project leader’s application in Prisma: 20 June 2023 (14.00/2 pm)

Publication of grant award: No later than the beginning of December 2023

Please note:

  • 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.
  • Read here for information on project collaboration with researchers in Russia and Belarus Opens in new window.

Specific instructions for the call

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