Competition year : 

Deadline (pre-request) : 
March 5th, 2020 at 11:00 (EST)

Deadline (application) : 
June 15th, 2020 at 11:00 (EST)

Announcement of results : 
November 2020

Amount : 
Maximum of $ 450 000 CAD per Quebec team

Duration : 
3 years

The ERA-NET ERAPerMed network, in which the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) is a partner, is launching a joint transnational call for proposals to support research in the field of personalised medicine.

The overall objectives of the ERAPerMed call are:

  1. to support translational research projects in the field of Personalised Medicine;
  2. to encourage and enable interdisciplinary, in combining pre-clinical and/or clinical research with computational components and;
  3. to encourage collaboration between academia (research teams from universities, higher education institutions, public research performing institutions), clinical/public health research (research teams from hospital/ public health institutions, healthcare settings and other healthcare organisations) and private partners e.g. SMEs (Small and Medium-size Enterprises).

Proposals must be interdisciplinary and clearly demonstrate the potential impact in Personalised Medicine as well as the added value of transnational collaboration. Each project proposal must address at least one module of Research Area 3 and at least one module of Research Area 1 or 2.

The Research Area 1: Translating Basic to Clinical Research and Beyond

Module 1A: Pre-clinical Research
Module 1B: Clinical Research

The Research Area 2: Integrating Big Data and ICT* Solutions

Module 2A: Data and ICT – Enabling Technology
Module 2B: Data and ICT – Towards application in health care

*ICT:Information and Communications Technology

The Research Area 3: Research towards Responsible Implementation in Health Care

Module 3A: Optimising Health Care System
Module 3B: Ethical, Legal and social aspects in Health Care
Module 3C: Citizen and Patient Empowerment
Module 3D: Training Strategies

FRQS will support Quebec research proposals addressing Modules 1B, 2A, 2B and 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D only (not Module 1A).

Early-Career Scientist (Junior Researcher) – FRQS definition

Early career researchers (Junior 1 and Junior 2) are encouraged to submit an application as a Principal Investigator (the Junior status begins no more than six (6) years after obtaining a Ph.D. and lasts no more than eight (8) years).

Postdoctoral trainees cannot apply to this Competition as Investigators.

NEW : Nationale/Régionale Eligibility
All candidates eligible to receive funding from the FRQS wishing to apply to this program as a Principal Investigator must complete a form in FRQNet via the
electronic portfolio under the available competition section. The deadlines for submitting an application follow those of the European call.

The information provided on the content of the call is indicative and may be subject to changes. Please refer to the official documents of the call on the European website.

For detailed information about this call: ERA-NET ERAPerMed website