Ministry of the Armed Forces call for projects to combat COVID-19

The Ministry of the Armed Forces is launching a call for projects for innovative solutions to combat COVID-19. The projects must be of sufficient technological maturity to be employable during the current pandemic. A budget of €10,000,000 including tax is earmarked for this call for projects, which aims to finance one to several projects of interest.

Deadline for submission of applications: Proposals are expected and evaluated on a rolling basis until 12 April 2020. Late proposals may be considered but the chances of success will be greatly reduced.

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ANR’s FLASH COVID-19 call for projects

The ANR is launching a call for flash projects with an initial estimated budget of 3 million euros to rapidly support the scientific communities mobilised on COVID-19. Deadline for submission of applications: 23 March at 13:00 (Paris time).

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Calls for national projects funded by DGOS
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Call for research projects Human and Social Sciences & Rare Diseases

The Rare Diseases Foundation proposes for its eighth call for research projects “Human and Social Sciences & Rare Diseases” a new format; it will support pilot projects or extensions of projects, lasting a maximum of 6 to 18 months, for a maximum budget of €30,000. Projects will have to formulate a research question, the benefits of which will be transferable to other diseases, involving at least one SHS research team, one medical team specialising in rare diseases and one patient organisation. Finally, the applicant must be an expert in the SHS field (text of the call for proposals).
The application is made online via the Rare Diseases Foundation’s call for projects portal (create an account, complete the form and submit a project).
Deadline for submission of applications: May 26, 2020, 17:00.


Networking Support Scheme (NSS)

The objective of the EJP-RD’s Networking Support Scheme (NSS) is to encourage the sharing of knowledge on rare diseases and rare cancers between healthcare professionals, researchers and patients. This call also aims to enable and/or increase the participation of traditionally under-represented European countries in new and existing research networks.
The programme will provide financial support to applicants to foster the organisation of workshops or conferences on new or existing/expanding research networks to strengthen collaborations and enable the exchange of knowledge. These workshops or conferences must focus on innovative research and solutions, and on strengthening collaborations between different stakeholders. The number of participants is not limited, but the maximum budget that can be requested is EUR 30 000. The call for applications is open continuously.
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