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Calls for projects 2020 EJP on Rare Diseases

Calls 2020 within European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD)

Key features of the call for projects

Date de clôture : February 18th, 2020

Dimension : Europe


Appel d'offre thématisé

Thématique(s) médicale(s) : Orphan diseases

Secteur(s) industriel(s) :

The French National Research Agency will launch, in partnership with 23 countries, the second joint transnational call of the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases for funding “Pre-clinical research to develop effective therapies for rare diseases”.


The aim of the call is to enable scientists in different countries to build an effective collaboration on a common interdisciplinary research project based on complementarities and sharing of expertise, with a clear benefit for patients. Projects shall involve a group of rare diseases or a single rare disease following the European definition i.e. a disease affecting not more than five in 10.000 persons in the European Community, EC associated states and Canada.

Details here


Partners belonging to one of the following categories may request funding under a joint research proposal (according to country/regional regulations):

  • academia (research teams working in universities, other higher education institutions or research institutes)
  • clinical/public health sector (research teams working in hospitals/public health and/or other health care settings and health organisations)
  • enterprises (all sizes of private companies). Participation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is encouraged when allowed by national/regional regulations
  • patient advocacy organisations (PAOs are eligible to obtain funding for their participation in research projects)


The maximum duration of the project is three years.


Only transnational projects will be funded. Each consortium submitting a proposal must involve four to six eligible principal investigator partners. No more than two eligible partners from the same country can be present in each consortium (further national limits may apply).


For general questions regarding the joint call please contact the  Joint Call Secretariat at the ANR, France: