The ERS Clinical Research Collaborations (CRC) programme provides support to projects in different areas of respiratory medicine, to build and maintain European multi-centre networks of researchers, from both within and outside of the Society.
CRCs are an ideal collaborative platform to involve multiple stakeholders in projects. For example, clinical researchers and translational researchers with representatives from other specialties, including radiologists, biostatisticians, associated funding partners and patients. This multidisciplinary approach fosters a dynamic scientific community and has the ultimate aim of advancing science and clinical research in a specific disease area, to improve respiratory health and medicine.
ERS encourages early-career member involvement to support their career development, alongside patient engagement and public input by working in collaboration with the European Lung Foundation (ELF).
How to apply for funding
The next annual CRC call will open on 15 July, 2021. To apply for CRC funding, you must complete the online application by 15 October, 2021 at 23:59 CEST.
Please ensure that you read all guidance documents and complete the form in full by the deadline. The results of your application will be announced in February.
Highlight notice 2021:
- Novel antimicrobial strategies for respiratory diseases
Highlight notices encourage proposals in specific areas. These topics will not be favoured in the reviewing process, but if applications were equally rated by reviewers, this would be important criteria for selecting one over the other.
Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the ERS scientific department in advance of the deadline.
Ready to apply?
Please ensure you read the guidelines carefully before you apply.