European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases 1st Joint Transnational Call for Research Proposals is Open!

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Call Ending (1st Stage): 15 February 2019

TUBITAK Application for funding: 5 January - 22 February 2019


The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD), the successor of E-Rare, launches the Joint Transnational Call 2019 (JTC2019). The official opening of the call will be in December.

32 funding agencies from 23 different countries together with the European Commission will fund the research projects selected. The research proposals are expected to be on the following topic: Transnational research projects to accelerate diagnosis and/or explore disease progression and mechanisms of rare diseases.

There will be a two-stage submission procedure for joint applications: pre-proposals and full proposals. The call is scheduled to open on December 17, 2018. The deadline for submitting the pre-proposals is scheduled for February 15, 2019. An independent international Scientific Evaluation Committee will carry out a scientific evaluation according to specific evaluation criteria stated in the call guideline. Based on this central evaluation, selected consortia will be invited to submit a full proposal by early May 2019 (deadline for full proposals: June 11, 2019).

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For questions on the joint call please contact the Joint Call Secretariat:

Dr. Katarzyna Saedler, e-mail:

Dr. Michaela Fersch, e-mail:

Dr. Ralph Schuster, e-mail:


Important Note for Applicants from Turkey:  

Applicants from Turkey must apply to TUBITAK for funding. The online application system,, will be open for application starting from January 5th to February 22nd 2019.

Please contact EJP RD Project Officer, national contact point, Dr. Jale Şahin ( or  0312 298 1796) to  learn more about the national eligibility criteria and application requirements for making a request to TUBITAK for funding.