Task Forces for Different Diagnoses (TFDD)- Grant Call 2023

Cancer Research KI invites applications for support to Task Forces focusing on Specific Cancers.


Established or new constellations can apply for 50 – 150.000 SEK in order to fund Task Force activities. Up to ten applications will be funded. The aim of the initiative is to encourage Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital-based researchers to join forces around one major group of cancers.

The Task Forces are intended to combine the expertise of basic researchers, clinicians, nursing and epidemiology researchers in order to solve interdisciplinary problems around a particular diagnosis and serve the community working on a specific group of cancers. A Task Force may include groups already conducting research on the cancer type in question, as well as researchers interested in a general cancer problem who would like to find partners working on a specific group of cancers, e.g. focusing on different biological processes, technologies or therapeutic interventions with high relevance for cancer biology and the clinic. Cancer Research KI support may be used for planning activities, joint workshops and as seed money to elaborate larger, interdisciplinary applications.

The application should contain

1) A description of the Task Force (approx. one-page).

2) Names of the leader and persons in a suggested or existing steering group.

3) What the grant will be used for including a budget for October 2023- December 2025.

If an application from an already established Task Force is submitted, it should include a one-page summary of the achievements and activities to date.

The funding must be used by the end of 2025. The main applicant should hold a PhD degree and have working activity at any KI department.

How to apply

Applications should be sent as a single pdf-file to cancerresearchki@ki.se

Deadline for the Application: August 31, 2023.

Please label your application as last name-first name_Task Force Application 2023.

Dina Dabaghie