QuantOCancer ERA Chair @ Champalimaud Foundation

Researcher Fund

Aim: Widening exposure of CF early-stage researchers (students, junior postdocs). Exchange of knowledge, building of international and intersectoral networks, benefits shared with the wider CR community. Funded time outside of the academic bubble! 

Possible methods: Secondments (short periods of time away from CCU, working with a different company/institute as host) AND/OR international or intersectoral training courses and workshops in research and/or transferable skills. Assessed on a case by case basis against project aims. 


  • 2-week trip to visit an institute or company in North America, Asia, wider Europe etc
  • 2-week trip for an international visitor to come to CCU and teach a technique. 
  • Participation in a hands-on workshop run by an international and/or intersectoral network (note: attendance at a meeting not eligible). 

The Rules

  • Applicant can be from any research unit at Champalimaud Research or conducting clinical research at CF. 
  • Applicant must demonstrate how project links to multiple QuantoCancer core aims: knowledge exchange, quantitative biomedicine, spillover/benefits to the entire community, bridging of research programmes (physiology and cancer, experimental clinical research, neuroscience) and/or to clinical research practice.
  • Grantee must produce a short follow-up report. 
  • Grantee must use project funding acknowledgement and logo in any subsequent research outputs (presentations, posters, publications). “This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 810653”. You can find a range of prepared logos for use in different contexts in the toolkit.
  • Institutional travel directive rules apply. CF NIF: PT507131827. All must be agreed in advance of any purchase. 


  • Intersectoral (non-academic host).
  • Worldwide (ideally outside of Europe). If within Europe, ideally intersectoral. 
  • Those without other access to funds for travel/training (e.g. not ITNs or those with high-end fellowships with significant travel funding already included). 

NOTE: This does not mean that academic or Europe-based activities or those with additional funding cannot be funded through QuantOCancer, but they will not be prioritised. 

How to Apply

  • Permanently open call.
  • Applications invited directly from researchers using the Application Form.
  • The selection committee reviews responses every 1-2 months so please apply in good time. 
  • Next review of applications: February 14th 2021. 

Once approved, check out the ESR Knowledge Exchange Toolkit 


Q: Can this cover inbound visits e.g. internships? 

Salary - NO

International travel and accommodation for short periods - YES 

Day-to-day local trips to CCU - NO

Q: Can this cover tuition fees? 


Q: Can this cover training course fees? 

YES, if clear link to QuantOCancer core aims: knowledge exchange, quantitative biomedicine, bridging of research programmes, spillover technical/training benefits to the community…etc and where candidates are selected through a competitive process. 

Still have Qs? 

Contact quantocancerfund.user.group@research.fchampalimaud.org

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