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PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT - EJP RD Joint Transnational Call 2021 (incl. Social sciences and humanities)

11. 11. 2020 | 70 visits

Joint Transnational Call 2021 on

Social sciences and Humanities Research: Preliminary Announcement

European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) is delighted to pre-announce the JTC2021 which aims 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.

Topic: Social sciences and Humanities Research to improve health care implementation and everyday life of people living with a rare disease.

Research proposals should cover at least one of the following areas

  • Health & social care services research to improve patient and familial/household health outcomes
  • Economic Impact of Rare diseases
  • Psychological and Social Impact of Rare diseases
  • Studies addressing the impact/burden of the delay in diagnosis and of the lack of therapeutic intervention.
  • e-Health in rare diseases: Use of innovative technology systems for care practices in health and social services
  • Development and enhancement of health outcomes research methods in rare diseases
  • Effects of pandemic crisis and the global outbreak alert and response on the rare disease field, and the emergence of innovative care pathways in this regard.

Other research topics are possible as long as they focus on social science and humanities research and are not in the excluded topics list.

The call is expected to be opened simultaneously by the following funding organisations in their respective countries/regions:

  • Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Austria*
  • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium, Flanders
  • Fund for Scientific Research - FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS), Belgium, French-speaking community
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Genetics (CIHR-IG), Canada
  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS), Czech Republic*
  • French National Research Agency (ANR), France
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
  • General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), Ministry of Development & Investments, Greece*
  • National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH), Hungary*
  • Chief Scientist Office of the Ministry of Health (CSO-MOH), Israel
  • Italian Ministry of Health (MoH-IT), Italy*
  • Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), Italy*
  • Tuscany Region (RT/TuscReg), Tuscany (Italy)*
  • Research Council of Lithuania (RCL), Lithuania
  • National Research Fund (FNR), Luxembourg
  • National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR), Poland*
  • The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal*
  • Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Slovakia
  • National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain
  • Swedish Research Council (SRC), Sweden
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Switzerland
  • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Turkey

*Decision is still pending for JTC2021

SAS' participation in this call was approved by the resolution no. 1103 of the SAS Presidium on 8 October 2020. The Presidium allocated an indicative budget of up to 40,000€ per year (of which 15,000 € per year is an in-kind contribution of the SAS applicant’s organisation) for 1 project with maximum duration of 3 years.



3rd December 2020

Call launch

16th February 2021

Pre-proposal submission deadline

End of April 2021

Invitation to full proposal

15th June 2021

Full proposal submission deadline

30th July 2021

Deadline for rebuttals

November 2021

Notification of funding decision


More information in the attachment or at: https://www.ejprarediseases.org/index.php/early-announcement-jtc2021/

Partner search tool: https://live.eventtia.com/en/jtc2021matchmaking


SAS contact person: Zuzana Černáková, +421 (0) 2 5751 0 118, cernakova@up.upsav.sk