[ FondAction contre le Cancer | Research funding ]
Established in Lausanne in 1999, FondAction contre le Cancer supports applied cancer research for the benefit of patients, particularly in Switzerland. The foundation has funded projects on the following topics: childhood cancer survivors, lymphoma, the role of sport during chemotherapy, breast cancer, melanoma, radiotherapy, cancer care and genome. The foundation selects research to support by direct invitation from the scientific committee or following a public call for proposals.
In particular, the foundations offers 2 funding instruments:
- What: For collaborative applied research projects related to cancer. The research topic can be pre-clinical or clinical or of public health. Priority will be given to projects involving the development of innovative therapies for patients.
- Who can apply: team of applicants. The main applicant (MD, PhD, nurse or else) must be Swiss or be employed by a Swiss institution and should demonstrate the ability to lead and finalize an innovative research project.
- Funding: no upper or lower limit. The grant does NOT cover the main applicant’s salary. You must have and mention other sources of funding.
- Duration: max 36 months.
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR GRANTS
- What: Support to young researchers in the field of oncology in Switzerland, to help them at the beginning of their academic career. The research topic can be pre-clinical or clinical or of public health.
- Who can apply: the young investigator must be an MD, a PhD in biology or health care, be Swiss or be employed by a Swiss institution, < 40 year old, have the support of his/her supervisor and the opportunity to build a career at the institution of employment.
- Funding: CHF 100’000. The grant does NOT cover the main applicant’s salary.
- Duration: 24 months.
Deadline: 15 September (every year) for both instruments.
Proposals are evaluated by the foundation’s scientific committee and external experts.
For more information, please have a look at the call webpage and supported projects.