Joint Transnational Call for Proposals (2018) for 'Research Projects on Personalised Medicine - Smart Combination of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Research with Data and ICT Solutions'

HRB is supporting participation of researchers from Ireland within a new call for joint transnational projects in Personalised Medicine (PM). HRB is a member of ERA-PerMed, a European Research Area network of research funders, with 31 partners across 22 countries. ERAPerMed aims to align national research strategies, promote excellence, reinforce the competitiveness of European players in PM, and enhance European collaboration with non-EU countries. Please read the Call text for further details:



Scheme at a glance

EU co-funded
  • All
Career stage
  • Mid career
  • Senior career
Research area
  • Health services research
  • Patient-oriented and clinical research
  • Population health research
Funding available €370,000

Additional Information

Personalised Medicine represents a paradigm shift from a “one size fits all” approach to the treatment and care of patients with a particular condition. To better support patients’ health and to target emerging therapies, new strategies will be developed using approaches in areas such as diagnostic tests, functional genomic technologies, molecular pathways, data analytics and real time monitoring of conditions. This is a step towards optimised outcome in the management of a patient’s disease or/and the predisposition to diseases.

The overall objectives of the call are:

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

Full details of the scope of the call can be found in the call text, accessible from the following link:



Only lead applicants from Ireland working in a recognized HRB Host Institution are eligible for HRB funding in this call. Information regarding host institutions can be found at this link. Only joint transnational research projects will be funded. Each proposal must involve a minimum of three and a maximum of six regular partners from at least three different countries participating in this call. For full details on who can apply applicants will need to review the call text and the country-specific requirements on the following website:



Research project consortia who intend to submit a transnational proposal should register as soon as possible under, by clicking on “sign up” and follow further instructions. Electronic proposal submission is mandatory on:

The call is a two-step application, with a first stage (pre-proposal submission) deadline of April 5th 2018.

Full details on the call for proposals, including scope of the call, evaluation process, eligible costs, and participating countries are available on the call website. Applicants from Ireland must read the HRB Guidance notes and FAQ for the scheme – eligibility requirements from applicants from Ireland will apply.  
Please bear in mind that costing of finances in proposals may have to be signed off by the host institution's administrative department. Please allow sufficient time for these additional processes. Any late applications will be rejected.

 Whilst applications will be submitted jointly by groups from different countries, individual research groups in successful projects will be funded by the individual JPND funding organisation(s) within their country.



Joint Call Secretariat (email:
Applicants from Ireland who still have questions after reading the information on the Call website and the HRB Guidance notes and HRB FAQ can contact Susan Quinn at HRB
Susan Quinn (

Opening date
12:00 09-02-2018
Closing date
17:00 10-04-2018