Helmut Horten Foundation | Funding for the promotion of health care


Event details

Date 15.05.2023
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 15 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. One lead applicant represents the consortium and is responsible for the project. At least one applicant must be a physician scientist with respective clinical responsibility. Consortial projects are interdisciplinary. They combine clinical and basic scientific approaches to a matter of clinical importance. 

Duration: max. 3 years

Funding: max. CHF 400'000 total for « young researchers »; 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 February 2023 for young researchers
  • 15 May 2023 for Consortium applications

For further information, please have a look at the foundation’s mission (https://www.helmut-horten-stiftung.org/en/foundation-purpose/) , the call webpage (https://www.helmut-horten-stiftung.org/en/applications/ ) and the composition of the board of trustees (https://www.helmut-horten-stiftung.org/en/board/)


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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