• Tue

    The ERN Call for Specific Grant Agreement (SGA) for the 2nd year of ERN operation (March 2018-February 2019), under the ERN 5 years Framework Partnership Agreement, has been launched on November, 22nd. The deadline to answer is on January, 9th, 2018.

    VASCERN has signed a 5 years Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) with the European Commission (2017-2022), therefore is eligible for this European Union funding for ERNs, and was invited to answer this call for a second year SGA.

    We are currently working on our proposal for our 2nd year Action Plan and budget to answer this call.

    Support for ERNs Coordination & Operation is provided by the European Union 3rd Health Programme.

    The European Union is co-funding 60% of the total budget. The maximum amount of EU contribution is 200 000 euros by ERN.

    More information 

    Database of EU 3rd Health Programme co-funded projects

    Database: info on VASCERN Framework Partnership Agreement 

    Database: info on VASCERN Specific Grant Agreement (March 2017-February 2018)


  • Tue

    The launch of the 10th E-Rare-3 Call for Proposals 2018 "Transnational research projects on hypothesis-driven use of multi-omic integrated approaches for discovery of disease causes and/or functional validation in the context of rare diseases" occurred on December 7, 2018.

    This call is aimed at scientists from different countries (see link below for list of 18 countries eligible and their respective funding organisations) wishing to establish a successful international collaboration on a common research project involving a group of rare diseases or a single rare disease. Each consortium submitting a proposal must be composed of atleast 3 eligible research partners from at least 3 different countries.

    Project proposals should highlight the added-value of transnational collaboration, should focus on hypothesis-driven use of multi-omic integrated approaches and should have a strong translational research orientation. The total budget available for this call is 18.54 M€.

    Joint Pre-proposal submission deadline: February 6, 2018 at 5 p.m. CET.

    Joint full proposal deadline (if invited): June 19, 2018 at 5 p.m. CET

    For all information on the call, including the guidelines for applicants and pre-proposal submission form, click here

  • Thu

    The European Research Area Network on Cardiovascular Diseases (ERA-CVD) has announced the Joint Transnational Call 2018 (JTC 2018) entitled “Transnational Cardiovascular Research Projects driven by Early Career Scientists” that opened on January 11th, 2018.

    This call is open to all early career scientists, which is defined as a scientist that has “been awarded his/her first doctoral degree at least 3 years and up to 10 years prior to the pre-proposal deadline of the ERA-CVD JTC 2018”, in the field of cardiovascular diseases. Funding will only be awarded to transnational projects with a minimum three research groups from three different countries (for the list of eligible countries and their corresponding funding organisations, see link below).

    This call aims to foster international collaboration and interchange between early career scientists in order to answer key questions in cardiovascular disease research with innovative and ambitious multidisciplinary research projects.

    Link to call text here

    For all other information: http://www.era-cvd.eu/294.php

    Call opens: January 11, 2018

    Deadline for submission the pre-proposals: March 15, 2018, 17:00 CET

    Deadline for submission the full-proposals: June 15, 2018, 17:00 CET

  • Wed

    The European Commision Call for the European Joint Programme Co-fund on Rare Diseases has been published:


    The overall objective is to implement a European Joint Programme (EJP) Cofund for Rare Diseases which would create a research and innovation pipeline "from bench to bedside" ensuring rapid translation of research results into clinical applications and uptake in healthcare for the benefit of patients.

    The initiative should follow the policies and contribute to the objectives of the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC).

  • Thu
    17:00PM (CET)

    The objective of this action is to support Member states in improving the gathering of information on rare diseases by the implementation of Orphacodes (rare diseases specific codification system).

    For more information click here

    Submission deadline: 26 April 2018 at 17:00 PM (CET)

  • Mon

    The Orphan Disease Center is offering 39 research opportunities focusing on 23 different rare diseases. This program provides a one-year grant to support research related to a rare disease represented in the 2018 Million Dollar Bike Ride.

    Of the 23 rare diseases on the list, two grants of $50,535 are available for basic science and/or clinical research on Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly (GLA; a.k.a. lymphangiomatosis) and Gorham-Stout Disease (GSD), diseases covered by our VASCA-WG. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, genetic analysis, biomarker identification, cell line creation and characterization, and imaging.

    These two grants are made possible by Team LGDA (Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance) and Team LMI (Lymphatic Malformation Institute).

    For more information on these two grants, or any of the others available, and how to apply, click here

    Deadline for submitting a Letter of Interest is by Monday, September 10th, 2018 by 8pm EST. 

  • Thu

    Read our article about this new EU Funding here 

    Call text available here


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