Research grants in cancer research

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The Soldati Foundation offers fellowships, on an annual basis, to support young doctors who wish to pursue a research project centred on cancer cells. The aim of these fellowships is to support innovative techniques or novel therapeutic approaches. In addition it is also possible to apply for a grant from the foundation in order to learn a technique with the aim of applying it subsequently to an oncology related research project.


The fellowships are open to all medically qualified candidates or medical students at the end of their training who work in specialities such as pathology, oncology, radiotherapy or surgery.

Candidates should have a solid grounding in their speciality and the long term goals of the project should be integrated into the plans of their home department so that the candidate can continue to develop their expertise at the end of the project.

The funding proposed is for the candidate’s own expenses (salary, travel, fees at the host institution etc.). The aim of the Soldati Fellowships is not to finance the project itself. Thus applications where the proposed budget is centred on the purchase of equipment, consumables, reagents etc. will be rejected. There is however some flexibility such that applications in which a minority of the budget is destined to these ends will be considered.


The fellowships are awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal for the following year. All requests for renewal should be justified by the project’s progression and the request for renewal will be considered with initial applications.

An intermediate report at 6 months and a final report will be required. Fellows should acknowledge the Nuovo-Soldati Cancer Research Foundation in all publications that result directly or indirectly from the fellowship. Fellows may also be required to present their finding in a special session of a scientific meeting. The fellow agrees to use the funding in the spirit of the project.

Fellowships of up to 40,000 Euros are available. Fixed supplementary costs associated with salaries should be included within the total according to the laws of the candidate’s country of residence.  Preference will be given to projects that taking place outside the fellows country of origin or within centers of excellence with their home country.