Each year, the Cancer Center Amsterdam offers several funding possibilities to stimulate innovative cancer research. There is an annual Cancer Center Amsterdam Call for proposals, supported by financing from the Cancer Center Amsterdam Foundation. There are also possibilities to apply for a travel grant or make a proposition for a visiting professorship.

In addition, we have annual awards for the best publication, the best thesis and a clinical impact award. The award ceremony takes place during the yearly Cancer Center Amsterdam retreat.

Cancer Center Amsterdam Call 2021

Internal CCA grants are made ​​possible through the fundraising activities of the Cancer Center Amsterdam Foundation. Amsterdam UMC researchers are invited to submit project proposals involving cancer research, including translational, clinical and quality of life projects.


Internal CCA grants aim to fund innovative projects with a high potential that are not ready to submit for funding elsewhere. The ultimate goal to allow aspiring researchers’ promising lines of research a chance to obtain enough data so that a robust proposal can be submitted to external funding agencies, like the Dutch Cancer Society or the Dutch Research Council. Therefore, if substantial preliminary data is already available, your chances to receive internal CCA funding will be limited and we recommend that you submit your project elsewhere.


Open for submission. Deadline for preproposals: June 1st, 2021.

Documents for this call:

Travel grants


The Cancer Center Amsterdam awards travel grants provide PhD students and postdoctoral researchers the ability to travel and receive training in novel methods and/or techniques abroad. Both the recipients and the CCA should benefit from these work visits. For the PhD student or postdoc, the new methods should improve their research, and the experience abroad will improve their CV and help with future grant applications. The benefits for CCA include expansion of the international network and the accrual of novel technologies.


Closed for application. We expect a new call for travel grant applications as soon as the COVID-19 situation permits. As soon as the call opens, all information and the application form will be published here.

Publication, thesis and clinical impact award

Each year, the Cancer Center Amsterdam grants an award for the best publication and the best thesis. In addition, a clinical impact award is granted for (research) projects/products that resulted in a proven impact on clinical practice in the field of oncology. The award ceremony is held at the annual Cancer Center Amsterdam retreat in February/March. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the location/nature of the award presentation in 2021 has yet to be decided.


You can now vote for the best preclinical publication, the best clinical publication and the clinical/societal impact award using this link.
Deadline: May 3, 2021.