[ Swiss Cancer League - Cancer research Grant | Research funding ]


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Date 31.07.2021  
Category Call for proposal

The Swiss Cancer Research foundation (since 1990) and the Swiss Cancer League (since 1910) work towards a world where fewer persons get cancer, fewer persons suffer the consequences and die of cancer, more persons are cured of cancer, and persons with cancer and their families receive care and support in all phases of cancer and in dying. Their main objective is to provide funding for all areas of cancer research: basic, clinical, epidemiology, psychosocial research and public health. A special focus is placed on funding patient-centred research projects that result in direct patient benefit.

What: the Swiss Cancer League and the Swiss Cancer Research foundation call for Basic, clinical, epidemiological and psychosocial research projects with distinct cancer relevance, contributing to new observations or knowledge on the causes, prevention or treatment of cancer. Priority is given to patient-oriented research projects. Industry-related projects are NOT supported.

Who can apply: principal investigator with independent position at a Swiss research institution and several years of research, successful in securing independent funding in the past, several first author publications and at least 1 peer-reviewed article. The Co-PIs must be employed at a Swiss research institution.

Funding: Max. CHF 375’000 for up to 48 months.

Eligible costs:

  • Personnel (excl. the PI’s): use SNSF Salary scales for PhD students; calculate 16% social charges for any type of employee.
  • Consumables and miscellaneous expenses for approx. CHF 25’000.- per year for a FTE position but can in well-documented cases make up to 50% of the yearly budget.
  • Collateral materials
  • Open access publications (up to CHF 3’000 per publication).
  • Does NOT support: Overhead, Travel & Conference costs (apply to Scientific Conferences grants).

Deadline: 31 January and 31 July (18:00 Swiss local time) (every year)
  1. Create your account on the online portal at least 2 weeks prior to the deadline.
  2. Submit your application via the online portal.
  3. Finally, mail one signed hardcopy within 3 working days after the deadline.

Note: Only one project per PI may be submitted per round. Rejected applications can be revised and re-submitted only once. PIs can have only one ongoing grant at a time. 

For further information, please have a look at the EPFL Toolkit, Information Sheet, the General Guidelines and past successful applicants.  

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