Clinical Research Centre offers consultation on finding and applying for funding of clinical and preclinical research projects. We help you to find a suitable partner for an existing project idea as well as advise on writing and applying for the grant.

The aim of our research funding database is to facilitate the best research funding opportunities. The database includes funding for researchers, doctors, residents and doctoral students in the field of medicine and translational medicine. In addition to the Estonian research fundings and the H2020 program, information on the scholarship programs and research grants from international funds are also available in the database.

Please contact the Clinical Research Centre, if:

  • you feel that you have a worthwhile project and you need additional  information on where to find a research grant in this speciality;
  • you would like to get advice on applying for the grant.

The following are some examples of funding opportunities in our database.

The Thrasher Research Fund Early Career Awards

The purpose of this program is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers, helping them gain a foothold in this important area. The grant amount is based on the actual budgetary needs of the project, with a maximum of $25,000 in direct costs for the entire grant.
Next deadline 15.09.2020

European Hematology Association Research Grants

EHA Research Grants support talented junior researchers in advancing their career, e.g. towards becoming the leader of a research group. EHA Research Grants are intended for basic and translational lab-based research in hematology. Purely clinical research projects will not be eligible, nor projects in health economics or other non-lab-based research. An exception can be the translational part of a clinical trial, although it must be relevant and novel.

Junior Research Grant: €50.000, – per year, for 2 years (for basic researchers within 4 years of their PhD graduation).
Advanced Research Grant: €80.000, – per year, for 2 years (for basic researchers 4-8 years after their PhD graduation).
Physician Scientist Research Grant: €80.000, – per year, for 2 years.
The next call will open in September 2020.

European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes Research Programme on New Targets for Type 2 Diabetes

The EFSD European Research Programme on New Targets for Type 2 Diabetes is intended to stimulate and accelerate European research focusing on the identification and molecular understanding of new targets for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The Programme is supported by an educational research grant from Merck Sharpe & Dohme.

Research will be supported through the award of grants, each of up to Euro 100,000. The duration of each award may be one year or longer, depending upon the needs of the project and as justified in the application.
Next deadline 01.12.2020


Our contacts:

Katrin Kaarna
Clinical Research Centre
katrin.kaarna@ut.ee
katrin.kaarna@kliinikum.ee
+372 737 4119

Helen Vaher
Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine
helen.vaher@ut.ee