Implementation research for cancer prevention in Europe

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UICC is currently evaluating applications for implementation research grants on cancer prevention in Europe. The call closed 15 March 2024 and forms part of the Reimagining Cancer Research in Europe initiative, which was developed in collaboration with UICC’s European members and represents a partnership between UICC, the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF), the Swedish Cancer Society (Cancerfonden), the Danish Cancer Society and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

The initiative was officially launched at the World Cancer Congress in Geneva, Switzerland in October 2022,  and responds to the identified need for further investment to leverage the potential of cancer prevention to reduce the growing burden of cancer in Europe, as highlighted in the Lancet Oncology Commission report ‘European Groundshot: addressing Europe's cancer research challenges’. 

The grants will support research into the effective implementation of evidence-based interventions for cancer prevention in Europe, in alignment with Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and Europe’s Mission on Cancer.

Grants of up to 500,000 Euros are available for research projects of two years in duration. Projects supported will be collaborative in nature, including two to four principal investigators from more than one EU Member State or associated country, with at least one of the countries involved being the Netherlands, Sweden or Denmark. 

The initiative also remains open to partners interested to contribute and further maximise the impact of the initiative.

For any questions or more information regarding the call, please contact

Submitted applications are currently being evaluated.

Click here to access the application guidelines

Practical information

Call closed March 15, 2024 at 11:59pm CET
Award notification mid 2024
Grant period 2024-2026
First grant payment Within one month of the signing of the grant agreement (50,000 USD).
Second grant payment On approval of ethics (if required) (up to 50% of grant).
Intermediate report due 12 months after grant award.
Third grant payment Contingent upon receipt of complete and satisfactory intermediate report including financial report.
Final report due One month after end date.


The Dutch Cancer Society is a nation-wide organization for cancer control in the Netherlands. The society was funded in 1949 by Queen Wilhelmina. Her granddaughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix, is the current patron. The Dutch Cancer Society’s ideal world is one in which nobody dies from cancer ever again. We want fewer people to get cancer, more people to cure, and patients to have a better quality of life, during and after the disease. That’s why we fund and facilitate scientific research, influence policy, and share our knowledge about cancer and its treatment. To make this possible, we raise funds and establish links with other parties involved in cancer control, both here in the Netherlands and elsewhere. The Dutch Cancer Society is entirely dependent on community involvement and donations. Over 100.000 volunteers support the Dutch Cancer Society whether it comes to local or nation-wide fundraising, scientific or policy advice in several councils and committees. We can rely on nearly 1.500 local committees that organize fundraising activities e.g. our annual door-to-door campaign to raise funds for the fight against cancer. The Dutch Cancer Society is supported by over 1 million donors. The Dutch Cancer Society’s office is located in Amsterdam; our professional staff amounts to 198 staff members.

Founded in 1951 to support cancer research, the Swedish Cancer Society is an independent non-profit organization with the vision of finding cures for cancer. The overall aim of the Society is to achieve a higher survival rate and a reduction in the incidence of cancer. Their main task is to raise and distribute money for cancer research. As one of the largest financiers of cancer research in Sweden, the Swedish Cancer Society essentially acts as a national research council. Thanks to the organization’s extensive knowledge about cancer, the Swedish Cancer Society is also active in areas such as public opinion and spreading knowledge about cancer, as well as results of cancer research.

Danish Cancer Society aims to prevent the development of cancer, to improve patients' chances of successful recovery, to limit the physical, psychological and social side-effects of cancer.

The group`s main activities are within research, patient support and prevention. The society has recently begun to focus on wellness programs like: health, food, and biotech advances.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization. Its mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control. 

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Thursday 28 March 2024

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