Information for researchers


Apply for funding

We provide multiple funding opportunities for researchers. You can apply for funding in open calls, but we also offer targeted funding within theme calls and tracks.

Targeted funding [NEW]

In the coming years, our funding approach will shift towards a more targeted approach. KWF will commit to structural funding in thematic tracks that were identified in close collaboration with the oncological field. 

Regular calls

In our Programme Research & Implementation you can apply for funding several times a year. We offer open calls for basic research (Exploration), more patient-oriented research (Development), Public-Private Partnerships and Proof of Concepts.

Funded research

Project database

In our project database you will find all the (research) projects we support since 2017. You can filter by institute, cancer type, modality, funding partner, project status, etc. You can also search by keyword. 

Funded projects per call

Here you can find an overview of all funded research projects per call. 

Toolkit for Development & Implementation

Toolkit - Research Phases

Bring your ideas and results into clinical practice

In our toolkit you will find information about valorisation and implementation, legislation and regulations, reimbursements by health insurers and external funding opportunities.

Communication & Contact

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Your research in the spotlight

Thanks to our donors, we can fund life-saving research. With your help we can tell inspiring stories and show how research contributes to our mission. Because every euro counts!

Newsletter | KWF News for researchers


Stay updated on our research-related activities with our quarterly newsletter: KWF Nieuws voor Onderzoekers (Dutch).

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Do you have a question about our research activities, your grant application or your current research project? Our Grant Management Team is happy to assist you.


Review procedure

The expert members of our review committees carefully assess project proposals for scientific quality, feasibility and relevance. 

Essential downloads

Download the Guidelines for information on creating and submitting project proposals in KWF Grant Management System. On our download page you will also find our funding conditions and other regulations.