Supporting innovative cancer research projects is one of the core tasks of the two partner organisations - the Swiss Cancer League and the Swiss Cancer Research foundation. This site - Grants Application Portal (GAP) - is shared by these partner organisations for the interaction with their grant applicants and reviewers to enable proper recording, submission and administration throughout the entire application process.

There are two deadlines set for submitting applications for cancer research funding and bursaries: 1 February and 1 August. Online application submission opens 2 months prior to these deadlines (i.e. 1 December and 1 June).

If you wish to apply for a cancer research grant, bursary, funding for a scientific conference or the Robert Wenner Award, please refer to the information sheets on our website before using this site for the first time. 

Important for Cancer Research Grants

- Research applications that have been rejected can be revised and re-submitted only once.
- Principal applicants will receive funding for a maximum of one ongoing project
- Only one project per principal applicant may be submitted per round.
- The Swiss Cancer League and the Swiss Cancer Research foundation support the principle of Open access of scientific publications.

Application submission schedule for grants, bursaries, awards and conferences

Grant Type Opens Deadline
Cancer Research Grants (February Round)               1 December               1 February
Bursary Applications (February Round) 1 December 1 February
Cancer Research Grants (August Round) 1 June 1 August
Bursary Applications (August Round) 1 June 1 August
Robert Wenner Award 2016 31 March 2016 15 June 2016
Scientific Conferences                     ongoing submission 6 months prior to event



New in July of 2016: Health Services Research in Oncology and Cancer Care Programme
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Application submission schedule for programmes

Grant Type  Opens Deadline
Health Services Research                                           15 July 2016                     15 September 2016                      



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