The call is OPEN since 1st of January 2019.

It is strongly recommended to contact your National Contact Person (list of contacts is provided under Funding  “National Contact Points” section or in Guidelines for applicants documents).
Please note that some national/regional funders operate an additional eligibility check that must be performed BEFORE the submission of the proposal – you will find all details in the Guidelines and (if relevant) dedicated pre-submission forms in the Documents section.

Research consortia who intend to submit a transnational project proposal should register at the electronic proposal system as soon as possible via the link:
The E-Rare ERA-Net has successfully implemented ten Joint Transnational Calls for rare disease research projects since 2006. This effort is now continued in the frame of the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) that has been established to further help in coordinating the research efforts of European, Associated and non-European countries in the field of rare diseases and implement the objectives of the International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC).


There will be a two-stage submission procedure for joint applications: pre-proposals and full proposals.
The call is scheduled to open on December 15, 2018.
The deadline for submitting the pre-proposals is February 15, 2019.
An independent international Scientific Evaluation Committee will carry out a scientific evaluation according to specific evaluation criteria. Based on this central evaluation, selected consortia will be invited to submit a full proposal by early May 2019 (indicative deadline for full proposals: June 11, 2019).


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