As part of its application round for October 2018, the Cultural Foundation will grant additional fund totalling around one million euros intended for clinical studies in genome medicine and precision medicine.
The additional grant funding will be awarded to between one and five research projects. Due to the nature of the Cultural Foundation’s donor funds, the foundation is hoping to receive applications particularly from the area of rheumatology research, but applications are welcomed from all fields of medicine.
The funding is intended especially for young clinical researchers who are just setting up their own research teams. Applications may be made in the name of teams of several researchers, but not entire universities or research institutions. Funding is granted for a maximum of three years and may be used to cover doctoral or post-doc researchers’ working grants, as well as other costs arising from the research.
Unlike the Cultural Foundation’s customary practices, applications may also be made by a research team leader on behalf of the rest of the team – i.e. the signatory of the application does not have to be one of the grant recipients. A research proposal in Finnish or English may be appended to the application, but the abstract on the application form must be in Finnish.
The application period is from 1st to 31st October.