Grant guidance

FNAB funding applications

  • Grants are attributed annually to translational researchers in MSc or PhD programs which allow phenotypic characterisation of tumours and identification of new targets.
  • Typically, funding is primarily linked to relatively rare cancer types, in centres where tertiary recruitment of such cancer types is prevalent, with an available clinical database.
  • Initial 1-year grant, renewable once and in exceptional cases, twice.
  • Require an annual evaluation of the project status by the Scientific Advisory Board (renewal is dependent on provision of a project status report).

To be eligible for financial support, your request must include:

  • The aim(s) and a detailed description of the scientific project linked to the FNAB’s missions (including disease/entity type, estimated number of accessible patients, and details of available tumour tissues and clinical data).
  • Detailed budget (salaries and costs including materials and overheads).
  • CV including your publications.
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Note: requests for funding for MSc or PhD students must be reviewed, approved and submitted to the FNAB by the program director.

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