The Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Cancer Research (RTFCCR), has launched a new grant mechanism called “pre-application grants”. These small grants are to close the funding gap for patient experts to provide input to the development of a grant application/protocol.
We are aiming at supporting patient organizations during this early phase with a budget. The budget should be planned to cover travel costs to preparatory meetings and the work time invested by staff or patient experts. This work should be carried out as a preparation step to submit a clinical research grant application to RTFCCR.
The pre-application grant has two components:
- Up to 1,000 EUR for funding travel/transport expenses for a patient expert to participate in meetings with the clinical team
- Up to 3,000 EUR to cover the work carried out by the patient association staff or patient experts The research project in question should be at pre-protocol development stage to ensure optimal integration of patients as partners and the development of a meaningful role, research objectives, and outcome measurements.
For more information, please refer to: How to apply for a clinical cancer research grant