Selected – 2011

Transnational Call for proposals in the framework of the ERA-NET 'E-Rare-2'

"Transnational programme on Rare diseases"

The ANR joins the ERA-NET E-Rare-2 to launch a third call for proposals (CFP) to fund transnational research projects on rare diseases. Nine countries from the European Research Area are joining this call: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Spain and Turkey.

The aim of this call is to promote transnational research collaborations on rare diseases.
Transnational research proposals must cover at least one of the following areas:

  • Definition of new nosological entities, epidemiological studies, genotype/phenotype correlations, natural history of diseases
  • Characterisation of the genetic/molecular basis of specific diseases
  • Pathophysiological and genetic studies of rare diseases
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic research (interventional clinical trials are excluded)

Research proposals shall concern one or more rare diseases and have a clear potential for clinical application. The added-value of transnational collaboration should be clearly demonstrated: gathering a critical mass of patients/biological material that would not be possible on a national level, sharing of resources (models, databases, diagnosis etc.), harmonization of data, sharing of specific know-how and/or innovative technologies, etc.

Each submitted proposal must involve a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 research groups from at least 3 different countries participating to this call (see list above).

Funding is granted for a maximum of three years.

The submission and evaluation process will be managed by the E-Rare-2 secretariat for the Joint Transnational Call 2011 (JTC 2011). Whilst applications will be submitted jointly by research groups from several countries, individual groups will be funded by the individual funding organisation of their country/region that is participating in the E-Rare-2 JTC 2011. Applicants are therefore subject to eligibility criteria of individual funding organisations.

There will be a two-stage submission procedure: joint pre-proposals (in English) must be received by the Joint Call Secretariat no later than 31st January 2011 and only pre-proposals that are selected by the international Scientific Evaluation Committee (SEC) will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Opening : 2010-12-25 at 00:00 CET
Application Deadline : 2011-01-31 at 21:00 CET

Pre-proposals should be submitted electronically starting from 10 January 2011 on the following website:

Deadline for submission of pre-proposals (electronic submission only) : 31 January 2011 at 21h00 Paris time

Deadline for submission of full proposals (electronic submission only) : 16 May 2011 at 21h00 Paris time

Pre-proposal application form, call text and guidelines for applicants can be downloaded at the ANR website (see below) and the E-Rare website ( Full proposal application forms will be available on both websites as from March 2011.

For additional information, please contact your national contact point or the joint call secretariat (preferably by e-mail):

E-Rare-2 JTC 2011 Secretariat

Dr. Natalia Martin
+33 1 73 54 81 33


Consult the upcoming and current calls of the portal

The portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.


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