European Science Foundation chief executive gives the lowdown on a unique scheme
- The scheme is for projects unlikely to garner funding elsewhere, including at charities that focus mainly on adult cancer
- Special attention should be paid to quality of life and adherence issues associated with paediatric patients
- The funders are in favour of a ‘high risk, high gain’ approach
- Clinical trial applications should involve collaboration with other countries; translational projects do not have to
The European Science Foundation is a non-profit organisation for the promotion of science and has experience of assisting on funding calls. It also runs the Fight Kids Cancer scheme, funded by four charities: France’s Imagine for Margo, Belgium’s Kick Cancer, Luxembourg’s Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner and Italy’s FIAGOP.