La Caixa health research call for proposals

30 de November de 2017

The “La Caixa” Banking Foundation is launching a new call for applications for biomedicine and health research project grants with a view to identifying and promoting the most promising initiatives of scientific excellence with the greatest value, potential and social impact. The research projects may be basic, clinical or translational.

This new call will take place annually, will select about 20 projects and a maximum amount of 12 million euros has been set aside for the first year. 

Projects led by researchers from universities and not-for-profit research centres and carried out in Spain or Portugal may be submitted.

Two types of grants: 

  • Category A: for 3-year projects submitted by just one institution or a consortium with a maximum budget of 500.000 €.
  • Category B: for 3-year projects submitted by transdisciplinar consortiums with a maximum budget of 1.000.000 €.

Priority will be given to projects carried out in four specific areas: oncology, neuroscience, infectious and cardiovascular diseases. There will also be a fifth area, which will allow for support to cross-cutting biomedical projects.

A rigorous selection process will be carried out in accordance with the highest standards of quality, impartiality, objectivity and transparency.The process will also follow the recommendations of the European Science Foundation, among other organisations.

Application process:

It will consist of an initial peer review phase to shortlist projects and a second selection phase to be carried out by committees comprising relevant international experts for each of the research areas.

Submit your applications and additional documents from November 29, 2017 to March 16, 2018. The application must be completed in English.


Rules for Participation (pdf)

Application Form (pdf)

Evaluation process guide (pdf)

Code of Conduct for Evaluators (pdf)