FUNDING ALERT: Calls published on ATMPs, T cells and cancer research

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In recent weeks, two Calls for proposals were published that offer relevant funding opportunities for hematologists:

1. IMI2 – 18th Call for proposals

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The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is a jointly funded partnership between the European Union, represented by the European Commission, and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). On June 19, IMI2 – Call 18 was announced, including the following topics:

Topic 5 - Accelerating research and innovation for Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products

Topic 6 - Supporting the development of engineered T cells

Of interest may also be Topic 4: Establishing international standards in the analysis of patient reported outcomes and health-related quality of life data in cancer clinical trials.

Deadline 1st submission: September 26, 2019

Full Call text:


2. Horizon 2020 – Call for cancer research proposals

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On July 4, the European Commission published the last H2020 call for research proposals in the category ‘Societal Challenge 1 (SC1): Health, demographic change and wellbeing’. Topics include:

  • Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) - Prevention and/or early diagnosis of cancer (SC1-BHC-17-2020; focuses on implementation research)
  • ERA-NET: Sustained collaboration of national and regional programmes in cancer research (SC1-HCO-14-2020; brings together public cancer research funders and cancer charities/foundations)
  • AI for Genomics and Personalised Medicine (DT-TDS-04-2020)
  • Personalised early risk prediction, prevention and intervention based on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data technologies (SC1-DTH-02-2020)
  • New interventions for Non-Communicable Diseases (SC1-BHC-08-2020; early clinical trials)

Full work programme 2018-2020 (see calls labelled ‘2020’):

General information on calls for proposals:

All details on the Funding and Tenders Portal (previously known as the Participant Portal), including a description of each call topic, submission deadlines and direct links to the submission tool:

Last Updated on Monday 15 July 2019.