The European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) has launched the EJP RD Joint Transnational Call (JTC) 2021 and will fund multilateral research projects on rare diseases under the EJP-COFUND action. EJP RD has successfully implemented two Joint Transnational Calls since 2019 to further help in coordinating the research efforts of European, Associated and non-European countries in the field of rare diseases and implement the objectives of the International Rare Disease Research Consortium (IRDiRC). These actions are following the ten Joint Transnational Calls for rare diseases research projects launched previously by the ERA-Net E-Rare since 2006.
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 future benefit for patients.
There will be a two-stage submission procedure for joint applications: pre-proposals and full proposals. The call is scheduled to open on early December 2020. The deadline for pre-proposal submission is 16th February 2021.
Further information about the topics and the application modality is available at this link.