Programme Research & Implementation

Apply for funding

Within our Programme Research & Implementation you can apply for funding several times a year (regular calls). We also offer other funding options such as theme calls, calls for public-private partnerships and implementation funding.

Essential documents

Please refer to the Guidelines for comprehensive details about our Programme Research & Implementation. Additionally, you can download our regulations, funding conditions, and project start forms.

Funding types

  • ​Research Project
  • Young Investigator Grant
  • Unique High Risk Project
  • Research Consortium
  • Infrastructural initiatives
  • Implementation projects


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

Funded projects

KWF is one of the largests funders of cancer research in The Netherlands. Discover the projects we have supported since the start of our Programme Research & Implementation.

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Toolkit for researchers

Dutch Cancer Society offers funding options for all research phases. Our regular funding calls are divided in two categories: the Exploration calls for fundamental research and the Development calls for translational & clinical research projects.

Do you want to submit a project proposal, but do you have doubts about which research phase will be most fitting for your project? This infographic will help you make the right call.

We have collected information that helps fast track scientific research results to practical application in our Toolkit Development & Implementation.


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​Do you have a question about the Programme Research & Implementation? Please contact our Grant Management Team or science liaisons.


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

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