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Experimental, Clinical and Epidemiological Cancer Research

The Scientific Committee (KBVU) will evaluate the applications.

Precondition for obtaining funding

The precondition for obtaining funding is that the applicant can accept:

The Danish Cancer Society's ethical guidelines 

The Danish Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

Project-related expenses

The Danish Cancer Society funds projects of basic science, clinical and epidemiological cancer research.

Scientists (also scientists working at the Danish Societys own institutes), who work with cancer research within the medical and scientific area, can apply for finances to fellowships, scientific and technical assistance, machinery, working expenses etc. in relation to their projects.

The Committee will like to see applications of high quality, which connects the basic science with the clinical science.

Guidelines:

Funding possibilities and formal requirements

Number of applications: 1

Next deadline: 3 Feb. 2020 at 15.00

Stays abroad including salary

The Scientific Committee (KBVU) funds postdoc stipends abroad to Danish researchers who independently travel abroad to carry out cancer research.

It is possible to apply for salary, travel expenses, freight, health insurance and extra expenses.

In order to apply, use the form/application round called “KBVU hoveduddeling” in the application system.

Guidelines:

Funding possibilities and formal requirements

Instructions for stays abroad exceeding 1 month

Number of applications: 1

Next deadline: 3 Feb. 2020 at 15.00

Junior Researcher Award

The Danish Cancer Society presents each year up to two 'Junior Researcher Awards' to support talented younger researchers who have made a special effort in Danish cancer research. The award is mainly awarded to young researchers who have shown extraordinary efforts and/or achieved results with important international breakthrough and attention.

The two awards are presented within ‘basic, biological and epidemiological cancer research’ and ‘clinical cancer research,’ respectively.

Each prize is DKK 100,000 and will be presented at the Danish Cancer Society's Representative Board meeting in May.

The nomination of a candidate for the Junior Researcher Award

 The candidate must be under 40 years of age at the nomination deadline.

 The nomination must be written in English and should include:

  • Motivation
  • Description of the candidate's research efforts, indicating cancer relevance. It must be clear what characterizes the candidate's extraordinary efforts and/or results. For students, research that is outside a standard course should be stated
  • Short CV with publication list

Nominations are submitted in the application and reporting system (form will be available from approx. September 2020). A signed PDF copy of the nomination should also be sent to cja@cancer.dk.

Guidelines:

Funding possibilities and formal requirements

Number of applications: 1 (e-mailed to cja@cancer.dk)

Next deadline: 11 Dec. 2020 at 15.00

Stays abroad excluding salary

The Scientific Committee (KBVU) funds stays abroad in connection with a cancer research project.

It is possible to apply for travel, freight, health insurance, and extra expenses. See the rates for extra expenses in the guideline: 'Vejledning til ansøgning om udlandsophold over 1 måned' (Guidelines for stays abroad exeeding 1 month'). Unfortunately these guidelines are only available in Danish at the moment.

In order to apply, use the form/application round called 'KBVU stays abroad exeeding 1 month' in the application system.

Guidelines:

Funding possibilities and formal requirements

Guidelines for stays abroad exceeding 1 month

Number of applications: 1

Deadline: 15. Feb., 15. May, 15. Aug., 15. Nov., all days at 15.00

Stays abroad less than 1 month

The Scientific Committee (KBVU) funds support to travelling and stays abroad in connection with work, e.g., meeting with collaborators, of up to 1 month's duration and attendance at meetings, where the applicants present their research results in the form of lectures or posters

It is primarily younger researchers, such as PhD students, postdocs fellows, lecturers and younger doctors in training, who can obtain a grant.

In exceptional cases, support is granted to students, lecturers, senior consultants, professors, persons with no candidate degree and researchers, who work at a research institute abroad at the time of travel.

Guidelines:

Guidelines for applications for stays abroad less than 1 month

Funding possibilities and formal requirements

Number of applications: 1

Deadline: 15. Feb., 15. May, 15. Aug., 15. Nov., all days at 15.00

Scholarships for students

The Scientific Committee (KBVU) funds scholar stipend to students in connection with the completion of a cancer research project.

The scholarship is personal and must be applied for by the student. A PhD student attending a training course and persons with a candidate degree cannot apply for a scholarship.

The stipend is DKK 10,.000 monthly, i.e., DKK 120,000 annually. It is not possible to obtain a scholarship for more than one year.

Guidelines:

Guidelines for applications for scholarship

Funding possibilities and formal requirements

Number of applications: 1

Deadline: 15. Feb., 15. May, 15. Aug., 15. Nov., all days at 15.00

Guest speakers at scientific meetings

The Danish Cancer Society has allocated a pool of DKK 35,000 for expenses related to foreign lecturers' lectures on cancer-relevant topics in connection with open meetings organized by scientific companies.

The application must be submitted a few months before the meeting. It must contain a brief description of the content of the lecture, including a specification of the cancer relevance in the lecture, information on the overall budget of the meeting and a budget for the lecturer's travel and subsistence expenses. No application form must be used. 

A subcommittee under the Scientific Committee (KBVU) evaluates the applications.

There is an ongoing application deadline, and the application is sent to:

Bevillingssektionen
Kræftens Bekæmpelse
Strandboulevarden 49
2100 København Ø

Questions: contact Anne Mette Bak på 35 25 72 57 or amb@cancer.dk.

In case the deadline for applications falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the deadline will be the first coming weekday. Response to the application and availability of a possible grant is stated in the guidelines.

Practical guidance

In case you have questions regarding the information in the application system and guidelines, please contact the Funding Section.

Technical guidance

If this is your first time applying, we recommend that you seek technical guidance by experienced colleagues