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Grants for psychosocial cancer research

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.

Cancer Foundation grants

Each year, the Cancer Foundations disburses about €5 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.


Grant applications are open for scientific research on the biological, clinical, epidemiological, and psychosocial aspects of cancer. Applications can be made from 1 June 2018 to 24 August 2018.

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In autumn 2018, the Cancer Foundation will be disbursing four major rants, research and dissertation grants, to be applied for using the online application programme. A research protocol and the main applicant’s list of published works for the last five years (2013 – 2018) are to be attached to the application. The application timeframe is 1 June – 24 August 2018. Applications may not be supplemented after the application period. Late applications will be rejected. Applications that do not conform to the grant application instructions will also not be considered.

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Instructions for applicants

The Cancer Foundation awards grants for psychosocial cancer research. Grants may also be awarded for preparing an in-depth research protocol.

Application period for psychosocial cancer research is 29 May – 25 August 2017.

Applications will be made online.

Grants awarded 2016 (in Finnish)

Grants awarded 2015 (in Finnish)

Further information about the Cancer Foundation’s grants
tel. 050 405 8273

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