Funding Opportunities

Open for application

PPP PILOT 2024

KWF has been given the opportunity to participate in the Health~Holland PPS Pilot of 2024. The purpose of this pilot is to allow parties to gain experience with the structure of the new 'PPP Innovation Subsidy Regulation'. This includes, among other things, new funding conditions.

Call opens: 28 June 2024
Call closes: 1 October 2024 (12.00 noon)
Funding decision: Mid-February 2025

CALL PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FROM INNOVATIVE ACADEMIC RESEARCH (PIPELINE)

The PIPELINE call aims at the clinical development of new pharmaceuticals that originate from academic research and have the potential to substantially improve the treatment for cancer patients with unmet medical needs. Any type of pharmaceutical that is regulated as a medical product in the European Union is eligible.

Opening pre-applications: 19 September 2023
Closure pre-applications: 30 November 2023
Opening pre-proposals: 9 January 2024
Closure pre-proposals:  19 March 2024 (12.00 Noon)
Opening full proposals: 4 June 2024
Closure full-proposals: 10 September 2024 (12.00 Noon)
Funding decision: 12 December 2024

THEME CALL SMART MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY

The aim of this call is to stimulate the further development of smart measurement technology to provide (early) diagnosis and monitoring of oncological patients in a minimally invasive manner and closer to home.

Opening pre-proposals: 5 March 2024
Closure pre-proposals: 7 May 2024 (12.00 noon)
Closure full proposals:  10 September 2024 (12.00 noon)
Consortium interviews: Mid-November 2024
Funding decision:   December 2024 / January 2025

THEME CALL ADVANCEMENT OF BIOMARKERS TO DAILY PRACTICE

The aim of this call is to validate (combinations of) already discovered, promising biomarkers that correlate with patient relevant outcomes or treatment responses and that can be used in daily clinical practice in the near future. Therefore, efforts are needed to set up collaborative, multidisciplinary studies with special attention to (combinations of) biomarkers that are potential candidates for clinical implementation. The focus of this call is to bring together the necessary expertise in the field of biomarker research and clinical care to reach the next developmental phase of the biomarker candidate(s) on their way to daily practice and to provide the appropriate framework and funding. 

Opening: 5 March 2024 
Closure pre-proposals: 7 May 2024 (12.00u)
Closure full proposals: 10 September 2024 (12.00 noon)
Interviews: Mid-November 2024
Funding decision: December 2024

Upcoming calls (subject to changes)

LONG-TERM PROGRAMME BIOMARKERS

This programme is intended to bring validated biomarkers into practice.

Call number: 2025-LTP
Call type: Long-term programme
Contact address: [email protected] 
  • Timeline
 
Opening checklist: 3 September 2024
Opening pre-proposals: 24 September 2024
Closure checklist: 22 October 2024
Closure pre-proposals: 3 December 2024 (12.00 noon)
Opening full proposals:  28 January 2025
Closure full proposals:  1 April 2025 (12.00 noon)
Interviews: 27 May 2025
Funding decision: July 2025

ATTRACT 2025: INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS ON RARE CANCER DRUG DEVELOPMENT

6 European anti-cancer charities join forces and launch the ATTRACT 2025 call to stimulate international research on the treatment of rare cancers. We are pioneering with this partnership to tackle the funding gap for international research projects, especially in the field of rare cancer therapeutics. Our ambitious aim is to improve the treatment of rare cancers by helping new drug innovations from research into clinical practice, making the best possible treatments accessible to rare cancer patients everywhere. 

  • Provisional Timeline
Application Open Pre-proposal: 9 September, 2024
Application Deadline Pre-proposal:  11 October 2024, 3pm CET
Application Open Full proposal: First half of Feb 2025
Application Deadline Full proposal: End of April 2025
Rebuttal week: First half of Sep 2025
Funding decisions: Oct-Nov 2025

CALL 2025 / DEVELOPMENT

The next Development call will open this fall.

Closed calls (awaiting funding decision)

IMPLEMENTATION RESEARCH FOR CANCER PREVENTION IN EUROPE

Opening: 15 December 2023
Closure: 15 March 2024
Funding decision: Fall 2024

THEME CALL PALLIATIVE CARE

The aim of this call is to contribute to an inclusive palliative care environment, where every patient, regardless of their cultural, religious or social background, receives respectful and high-quality care. We invite researchers to contribute to increasing understanding of the socio-cultural factors that influence the access, quality and experience of palliative care for diverse patient groups, and to develop innovative solutions that can overcome these barriers so that everyone receives appropriate palliative care.

Opening pre-proposals 3 October 2023 (12.00 noon)
Closure pre-proposals: 5 December 2023 (12.00 noon)
Closure full proposals: 28 May 2024 (12.00 noon)
Funding decision: November 2024

CALL 2024-3 / EXPLORATION

This call is dedicated to basic research to uncover the underlying mechanisms that drive the onset, growth, and spread of cancer. Its aim is to address knowledge gaps, gain new scientific insights, and identify new leads and targets for preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The call is intended for project proposals within the Basic research and Credentialing phases.

Opening: 20 February 2024 (12.00 noon)
Closure: 14 May 2024 (12.00 noon)
Funding decision: December 2024

Completed calls

CALL 2024-2 / DEVELOPMENT

Opening: 22 August 2023 (12.00 noon)
Closure: 7 November 2023 (12.00 noon)
Consortium/YIG-interviews 23 & 25 April 2024
Funding decision: 16 July 2024
Awarded grants: List of awarded grants

LONG-TERM PROGRAMME BIOMARKERS

This program is intended to successfully bring promising biomarker(s) that have already demonstrated good validation into practice. 

Opening checklist: 14 September 2023
Closure checklist:                 6 November 2023 (12.00 noon)
Opening pre-proposals: 3 October 2023
Closure pre-proposals: 5 December 2023 (12.00 noon)
Opening full proposals: 30 Januari 2024
Closure full proposals:  9 April 2024 (12.00 noon)
Funding decision: 9 July 2024 [
Awarded grant: See press release [Dutch]

PROOF OF CONCEPTS

The aim of the Proof of Concept (PoC) programme is to catalyze impactful inventions, ensuring they reach patients more often and faster.

Opening: 30 January 2024
Closure: 19 March 2024 (12.00 noon)
Funding decision: 25 June 2024 [
Awarded grants: List of awarded grants