QuantOCancer ERA Chair @ Champalimaud Foundation

Research Support Staff Knowledge Exchange / Travel Fund

Aim: Exposure of any level research support, admin and technical research platforms staff to international best-practices in your area, global networking, career development. 

Method: In/out-bound exchanges, worldwide. Ideally job shadowing + specific mini-project (e.g. develop a policy/tool, learn an approach/system/technique) to bring back to CCU AND/OR international or intersectoral meetings and training courses. Assessed on a case-by-case basis against overall project aims. 


  • 2-week trip to visit an institute or company in North America, Asia, wider Europe etc
  • Participation in a workshop run by an internationally renowned research support network (NCURA, EARMA, ARMA etc). 

The Rules

  • For research support and research platforms staff at all career stages. 
  • Applicant must demonstrate how project links to multiple QuantoCancer core aims: knowledge exchange, internationalization, spillover/benefits to the wider community, bridging research programmes and clinical practice, encouraging responsible research and innovation. 
  • Follow-up short report. 
  • Use of project funding acknowledgement and logo in any subsequent 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. 

How to Apply

  • Permanently open call. 
  • Staff members responsible for researching potential activities and providing rationale. 
  • Applications invited directly from staff members (with provisional OK from coordinator/head of unit) using the Application Form
  • Selection committee reviews responses every 1-2 months so please apply in good time. 
  • Next review date December 12th 2022

Once approved, check out the Staff Exchange Toolkit.

Still have Qs? 

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

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