The Nordic Cancer Union (NCU) has awarded 19 grants totaling € 750.000 to cancer research in 2017. Grants are ranging from € 30.000 to € 50.000.
The purpose of the NCU research grant is to support and stimulate collaborative Nordic research that will benefit cancer patients in the Nordic countries. By funding high quality research, NCU aims to achieve improved knowledge and understanding of cancer diseases, their effective prevention, treatment and/or rehabilitation.
According to NORDCAN`s last available numbers, approximately 155 091 per year were diagnosed with cancer in the Nordic countries from the year 2010 to 2014, and 61 244 died of cancer per year in the same period of time.
All applications submitted for an NCU research grant are evaluated based on the following criteria: Scientific quality, Level of Nordic Synergy and Relevance to prevailing NCU Research Strategy.
The NCU is a collaborative body for the cancer societies in the Nordic countries. It is comprised of six organizations: Danish Cancer Society, Cancer Society of Finland, Icelandic Cancer Society, Norwegian Cancer Society, Swedish Cancer Society and Faroese Cancer Society. NCU has provided funding to support and stimulate collaborative cancer research within the Nordic countries since 1989.
For general information about the NCU research grant, please see: Grants from the Nordic Cancer Union