Research grants announcement exercise 2020/2021



Rules and requirements.

1-. Scope of application.

These fellowships consist in financial support for  researchers  with a doctoral degree to carry out research in the field of colorectal cancer in an accredited Centre in Catalonia and/or in Spain.

2.- Types.

Two grants will be awarded. One for each of the two types.

Type A.- Intended for established researchers.

All researchers who form part of Research Groups established within the territory specified in Point 1 of the Rules and requirements are eligible, except only for those applicants who have received grants from the FOT in the last two editions. 

Researchers who have obtained the doctor's degree before July 1, 2010 will participate in Type A.

Type B.- Intended for emerging researchers.

Intended for researchers integrated in any of the research groups established in the territory defined in point 1 of the bases of this call that have obtained the title of doctor in the last ten years and that have not been beneficiaries of any scholarship of the FOT In the last two editions. The project should be directed by a senior researcher.

Those researchers who have obtained the title of doctor after June 30, 2010 and before July 1, 2020 will participate in Type B.

The periods of maternity leave or leave that are accredited in the application are not included in the count of ten years.

The candidate must specify which Type he/she is applying for upon submitting his/her application.

3.- Amount.

The amount for each grant is €60,000.00 which will be distributed over two years.
There will be 8 consecutive quarterly payments of €7,500.00 each, upon submission of a quarterly research progress report which must obtain the approval of the internal committee appointed by the FOT to monitor the Project. Payment will be made directly to the Center where the research is carried out, via donation.

4.- Programme Terms and Conditions.

The applicants who will receive the grant must agree to the following:

a. To submit to the Foundation a quarterly report on the progress of the research for which the grant was given, specifying the milestones that have been achieved. And a final report on the conclusions of the research, together with an executive summary.

b. To publish the research results, mentioning the FOT as the funding

c. To submit an abstract of the published articles, with authorisation for the FOT to reproduce them in the media that it uses. For articles published in scientific magazines, to provide the link to the original publication.

d. To provide the FOT with due information and to give it due recognition and a share in the relevant rights in case the research results give rise to commercial profits.

e. To participate in the scientific conferences or events as required by the FOT to present the research results.

f. Acceptance of the aid will imply that participants know and accept the framework defined by the legal and ethical regulations in force, among others, those that are related to experimentation with humans, use of samples and human data, animal experimentation and respect for safety and the environment. At the same time they undertake to develop their work within the framework defined by the European Code of Good Scientific Practices.

g.- Acceptance of the regulations on Data Protection established by the Foundation

5.- Submission of applications

The application will be formalised by completing the form enclosed below these rules, and which must be signed and sent by email to the Foundation's address: enclosing scanned files of the following documentation:

a. Spanish national ID card, residence permit or passport.

b. Curriculum vitae.

c. Doctoral degree or official transcript of records where the attainment of the degree is specified therein.

d. Research proposal, written in English and signed by the applicant.

Applicants for Type B grants must include the Approval of the senior researcher who will lead the project.

e. Written signed by the Head of the Center in which the research is to be undertaken, committing himself to host the project in case the latter obtains the scholarship.

f. History of the research group in which the researcher of the last five years is integrated, with explicit mention to current projects related to the research work.

g. Cover letters or letters of recommendation, if any.

The deadline to submit applications is on 30 June 2020.

6.- Selection process.

An investigation committee will be appointed by the Foundation to take charge of the process by using the following criteria:

a. The candidate’s curriculum vitae.

b. Research proposal.

c. Scientific track record of the research group.

d. Its clinical application or patent exploitation will be appreciated.

e. The role of bioinformatics, as well as the optimisation of high performance technology, will be taken into consideration.


The resolution will take place in October and the result will be made public through the Foundation website and notification sent by email to participants. The award will take effect within the same annuity.

The submission of an application implies express agreement of the candidate with the criteria and decisions made by the FOT in the event that any doubts arise as to the interpretation of the requirements and the terms and conditions set forth in these rules and requirements.

Sant Quirze del Vallès, 15th March 2020.