Description de l’appel

Programme : TRANSCAN-3 (JTC 2024) “Combination therapies against cancer: new opportunities for translational research”
Organisation : FEDER
Deadline : 05/07/2024 - Pre-proposal
Deadline2 : 29/07/2024 - Full-proposal
Type d'information : Financement
Type de programme : Appels à projets de collaboration internationale
Description courte : TRANSCAN-3 launches its 4th Joint Transnational Call for research proposals (JTC 2024) on the following topic:

“Combination therapies against cancer: new opportunities for translational research”

Deadline for pre-proposal submission: 05 July 2024 at 12:00 (CET)
Deadline for full-proposal submission: 29 November 2024 at 12:00 (CET)

Description complète : Aim of the Call

The main purpose of this call will be design of patient preclinical models for combination therapies. Translational research using tumour samples collected from retrospective and/or prospective cohorts of patients.
Proposals will have to cover only one of the three specific aims listed below

Aim 1. Development of new tumour derived models to test new drug combination therapies.
Aim 2. Design and development of high-throughput drug combination screening platforms to test new combination therapies.
Aim 3. Use of immunotherapy and radiotherapy combinations strategies to overcome drug resistance.

The following type of research projects is excluded from the call:

Phase II clinical trials.

More details are given in the call text.

Critères d’admission/attribution : Eligibility rules for the consortia

Only transnational projects will be funded. requirement of eligible partners and countries.

Each research consortium must involve a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of six (6) partners (comprising the project coordinator) eligible for funding, coming from at least three (3) different countries whose funders participate in the call.
Consortium must not involve more than two (2) research groups from the same country.

In order to strengthen the European translational cancer research area, a wide inclusion of research teams from all the countries/regions participating in the call is encouraged, therefore the maximum number of partners can be increased up to seven (7) if they include one partner from the following participating countries: Hungary, Latvia, Slovakia and Türkiye.

It is mandatory to integrate at least one early-career researcher (ECR) as principal investigator in a consortium and this has to be clearly indicated in the proposal. 

Applicants should refer to the annexes of the document “Guidelines for Applicants” containing all the specific national/regional eligibility criteria 

Eligibility rules for F.R.S. - FNRS

Applicants requesting funding from F.R.S. FNRS must comply with the following rules.
The applicant must be affiliated to a university from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (FWB).

At the closure of the call, the applicant should also:
- Be a permanent researcher of F.R.S-FNRS (Chercheur qualifié, maître de recherches ou Directeur de recherche) or;
- Hold a tenure track position (or an assimilated position including pending tenure track) with a research institution from the FWB

After the submission of applications, the F.R.S.-FNRS and the research institutions are required to verify the eligibility of the candidates. The F.R.S.-FNRS reserves the right to refuse those whose eligibility criteria would not comply with the Regulation.

In order the check the compliance with these eligibility criteria, please contact your contact person at ULB-TTO (see details below). T
he complete F.R.S-FNRS rules for international research projects is available at the following link:
Financement : Each partner is funded separately by the national/regional funding organisation they are applying to. They must fulfil the conditions of their funding organisation. 
The maximum amount of requested funding per project is 200.000 EUR for a total period of thee years. If the project involves the recruitment of a PhD student, the project duration of the F.R.S.-FNRS sub-project could be up to four years.

Eligible costs items

Personnel costs: 80,000€ EUR per year on average for the duration of the project. The usual duration of ERA-NET research programmes is three years. However, when the project involves a PhD student, the principal investigator can apply for an additional one year funding in order to complete the four years PhD programme. Since this programme is NOT co-funded by the European Commission, this final year should be included in the budget submitted to this call.

Equipment: can be eligible up to 20% of the total budget of the project

Running costs: travel expenses; organisation of small scientific events in Belgium; consumables and the following support costs: consumables Publication Designing (conception d’ouvrage) Dictionary Production (réalisation de dictionnaire) Purchase of Books Encoding Software Access Rights Congress Registration Fees Purchase of Computer Scanning Travel costs Visa costs Open Access publication of an article up until 500 euros (see F.R.S-FNRS Open Access policy).

Overhead” is not an eligible cost for FNRS. If the project is selected for funding, these costs will be subject to a separate agreement between the institution of the beneficiary and the F.R.S.-FNRS.
Pour postuler / aide du Département Recherche : Submission of joint transnational proposals:

TRANSCAN-3 JTC 2024 will be implemented through a two-stage submission procedure: pre-proposals and full proposals. Both pre- and full proposals must be written in English and submitted to the JCS by the coordinator through the PT-Outline Electronic Submission System only.

Submission of F.R.S-FNRS proposal:

Applicants must provide basic administrative data by submitting an administrative application on e-space within 5 working days after the general deadline of the  call to be eligible. Please select the “PINT-MULTI” funding instrument when creating the administrative application. This call follows a one-step procedure.


Pre-proposal: 05 July 2024 at 12:00 (CEST)
Full Proposals: 29 November 2024 at 12:00 (CET)
e-space: 05 July 2024 at 14:00 (CEST)
Contact interne ULB : Nemeghaire Stéphanie
Contact externe : Joël Groeneveld
Vous souhaitez recevoir de l’information destinée à quel type de profil : Chercheurs
Discipline(s) scientifique(s) de l’appel : Biologie/ Bioingénieur, Médecine, Santé publique
Documents :
Nom Fichier
call text TRANSCAN_3_Call_Text_JTC2024_F.pdf
guidelines for applicants TRANSCAN_3_Guidelines_for_appl.pdf
pre-proposal form TRANSCAN_3_Pre_proposal_applic.docx
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