Nordic Cancer Union Research Grant


The Nordic Cancer Union (NCU) provides funding to support and stimulate collaborative cancer research within the Nordic countries. Researchers working in two Nordic countries or more must be involved in the project. The research project must be cancer relevant and uniquely suited to be carried out within the Nordic countries, and the effect of collaboration should be synergistic.

Funding is restricted to research that is in line with the NCU's research strategy. The research strategy was adopted by the NCU Board on May 26, 2014.

NCU research grants are provided for one year. Further support for the project will require a new, yearly application. As a general rule, project funding can only be renewed twice; a project can obtain funding from the NCU for a total of maximum three years.

Read about the NCU's research priorities here.

How to apply

Application deadline: The 2017 call for applications is closed. The next call for applications will open in the summer of 2018.


Please read the Guidelines for NCU Research Grant Proposals and Allocations 2017 before starting the application process here

Note that the electronic application form must be completed in English. All attachments must also be submitted in English.

The following attachments must be included:
- Project description (maximum eight A4 pages, including references)
- Brief Curriculum Vitae of the principal investigator (maximum two pages)
- List of the 10 most recent publications (relevant to the propsal)
- Interim report of on-going projects funded by NCU (if applicable, maximum two pages)

Upload required attachments only. The attachments should be uploaded as PDF-documents and must not exceed the maximum page limit. Please use the following formatting: Times New Roman 12 (10 for references), margins 2.0 cm and spacing 1.0.

Please direct any questions to 

Anne Mette Bak

Phone: +45 35 25 72 57