[ Helmut Horten Foundation | Funding for research with clinical significance ]


Event details

Date and time 15.09.2021  
Category Call for proposal

The Helmut Horten Foundation supports projects that pursue innovative research with clinical significance, primarily in the fields of oncology and/or immunology. Purely clinical studies are not supported.

Two project categories are envisaged:

  • Project funding for young researchers.
  • Funding of consortial projects.

Who can apply:
  • Project funding for young researchers: independent group leader, employed at a Swiss University or Research Institute for the entire duration of the project. The start of the project must occur no later than ten years after the applicant has attained his/her highest academic degree.
  • Funding of consortial projects: max. 5 independent group leaders at a Swiss University or Research Institute. Consortial projects are interdisciplinary. They combine clinical and basic scientific approaches to a matter of clinical importance. 

Duration: max. 3 years

Funding: max. CHF 1 million per year for “consortial projects”. In general, the foundation covers the entire project and does not complement funding from other sources.

Deadlines for short proposals: 15 March and 15 September (every year)
Invitation to submit a full proposal: within 4 weeks (upon invitation).
Deadline to submit the full application: within two months from receipt of the invitation.
Decision: within 2 months from the submission of the full proposal.

For further information, please have a look at the foundation’s mission, the call webpage and the composition of the board of trustees.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free



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