Québec-Europe E-RARE 3 Call for Proposals 2016 for « Clinical research for new therapeutic uses of already existing molecules (repurposing) in rare diseases » / 2016-2017


Competition year :



Deadline (notice or letter of intent) :

December 11th, 2015, 9:42 AM


Deadline (application) :

March 1st, 2016, 5 PM


Amount :

$ 150 000 / year


Duration :

3 years


Announcement of results :




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 translational research approach.

The specific objective of this call is to promote clinical and pre-clinical proof of concept studies for the potential application of medicinal products that are either already marketed or having achieved a significant stage in the development process in rare indications.

Only transnational projects will be funded. Each consortium submitting a proposal must involve a minimum of three and a maximum of six distinct research groups from at least three different countries participating in the call. Research groups (maximum 2) from other countries may be associated with proposals if these groups are able to secure their own funding.

Each agency will fund their national teams and partners will have to ensure compliance with eligibility rules of their respective agency. Thus, the FRQS will fund Quebec teams only. Project evaluation will be done in an integrated manner with other countries.

For the full call text and information on how to apply, please visit the following link: http://erare.eu/joint-call/e-rare-3-call-proposals-2016-jtc-2016-clinical-research-new-therapeutic-uses-already-0



  • Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Austria
  • Fonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF), Austria
  • Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), Belgium (Flanders)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS), Canada, Québec
  • French National Research Agency (ANR), France
  • Ministère des Affaires sociales, de la Santé et des Droits des femmes (DGOS), France
  • German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
  • German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany
  • National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH), Hungary
  • Chief Scientist Office of the Ministry of Health (CSO-MOH), Israel
  • Italian Ministry of Health (MoH), Italy
  • State Education Development Agency (Valsts izglītības attīstības aģentūra VIAA), Latvia
  • Narodowe Centrum Badań i Rozwoju (NCBR), Poland
  • Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal
  • National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Switzerland
  • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Turkey


Do you have questions?

Juliane Halftermeyer


+33 1 78098022