Québec-Europe E-RARE 3 Call for Proposals 2015 for « Transnational Research Projects on Rare Diseases » / 2015-2016


Competition year :



Deadline (application) :

February 18th, 2015, 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. 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.

Transnational research proposals must cover at least one of the following areas, which are equal in relevance for this call:

Project proposals must clearly demonstrate the potential health impact as well as the added-value of transnational collaboration: gathering a critical mass of patients/biological material, sharing of resources (models, databases, diagnosis etc.), harmonisation of data, sharing of specific know-how and/or innovative technologies, etc.

The following diseases/topics are excluded from the scope of the call:


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 E-Rare website.



  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Austria
  • Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), Austria
  • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium, Flanders
  • Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), Belgium, French-speaking community
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Genetics (CIHR-IG), Canada
  • Genome Canada (GC), Canada
  • French National Research Agency (ANR), France
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
  • German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany
  • General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), Greece
  • Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA), Hungary
  • Chief Scientist Office of the Ministry of Health (CSO-MOH), Israel
  • Italian Ministry of Health (MoH), Italyv
  • Regione Emilia-Romagna - Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale (RER-ASSR), Italy
  • Latvian Academy of Sciences (LAS), Latvia
  • National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR), Poland
  • Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal
  • Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI), Romania
  • National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Switzerland
  • Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), The Netherlands
  • Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK), Turkey

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