E-Rare ERA-Net

The E-Rare Programme aims at linking funding organisations for joint funding activities in the field of rare diseases. It has leveraged funding for rare disease research in countries without specific programmes for rare diseases and thus enabled the participation of researchers in these countries to transnational projects.
23 funding agencies are participating in the current 7th E-Rare Call.
Switzerland is represented by the SNSF.

The successful linking of research funding organisations in E-Rare-1 and the subsequent exemplary joint funding activities have attested the need of, and the acknowledgment from, the research community for transnational funding of collaborative, multidisciplinary and ambitious projects on rare diseases.


National Contact Point for Switzerland:
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Contact Person: Raphael Banz
Tel.: +41 (0) 31 308 23 62
E-Mail: raphael.banz@snf.ch

Application Info

2-stage procedure


calls are published on an annual basis, no open call at the moment




Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Belgium, Canada, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Level of education

Researcher with Ph.D.

Funding Types

collaborative project

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