Nordic Cancer Union Research Grant


The Nordic Cancer Union (NCU) provides funding to support and stimulate collaborative cancer research within the Nordic countries. The applying researcher’s and collaborators involved in the project must be working in at least three, and preferably several different Nordic countries. 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: 8 September 2021, 4 pm (EET).


Please read the Guidelines for NCU Research Grant Applications and Allocations 2021 before starting the application process here

Note that the electronic application form must be completed in English. Apply here

Please direct any questions to 

Maija Pertola

Phone: +358 50 464 2492