The Cancer Foundation is the largest private funder of cancer research in Finland. It annually disburses over €5 million for cancer research, mostly direct research projects. The Cancer Foundation’s assistance is mainly for conducting long-term research and for well-established teams of researchers. The Cancer Foundation also provides support for completing doctoral dissertations.
Each year, the Cancer Foundations disburses about €4 million in grants. The Foundation and its funds award grants to over a hundred researchers or research teams. The Foundation makes allocations twice a year.
Each year the Cancer Foundation disburses travel grants for study, conferences and lectures.
Psychosocial cancer research studies psychological and social factors that influence the emergence of cancer, risk factors, detection, as well as the different stages of cancer, for instance. The focus of research can also be the social environment, such as family and working life.
The Cancer Foundation’s grants committee and evaluation committees make expert assessments of grant applications.
Apart from grants, the Cancer Foundation supports research in other ways.
Instructions for applying for grants from the Finnish Cancer Foundation in 2017