Health Research 2018 - “la Caixa” Foundation

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Organization:Obra Social La Caixa
Financing type:Private
Scope of funding:National
Category:Research project
Topic: #57091
Start:2018 Nov 8
FSJD end:2019 Jan 8
Official end:2019 Jan 15


The "la Caixa" Banking Foundation firmly believes that scientific progress and excellence in research are fundamental to the advancement of our society and to find solutions to the main challenges facing humanity.

General framework of the call

The fundamental aim of this call for projects is to foster research in groundbreaking and highly relevant projects that lead the advancement of knowledge and offer solutions related to some of the most important health problems of our century.

Projects eligible for this call must be led by non-profit Research Performing Institutions (Host Institutions) based in Spain or Portugal.

Thematic areas:

a) Neuroscience. The Francisco Luzón Foundation will co-fund one project on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

b) Infectious diseases.

c) Oncology.

d) Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

e) Enabling technologies

The Projects shall have a duration of up to 3 years

Individual projects are submitted by a sole Research Performing Institution (RPI), in this case also the Host Insitution. Research Consortium projects are submitted by a Research Consortium (composed by a minimium of 2 and a maximum of 5 RPIs, including the Host Institution)


For the 2018 call, grants may be awarded up to a maximum of €15,000,000 to support the selected Projects.

a) The Individual Projects can request a grant up to a maximum of €500,000.

b) The Research Consortium Projects can request a grant up to a maximum of €1,000,000.

When preparing the budget, the following criteria and requirements must be taken into account:

a) Projects that request a grant of more than €500,000 must include in their budget the cost of an external audit

b) b) Both Research Performing Institutions and Cooperating Organizations must carry out activities of the Project

c) Established companies, may only receive Project funds if they are subcontracted

d) The Research Performing Institutions and the Cooperating Organizations not located in

e) Spain or Portugal may receive up to 30% of the total budget of the Project.

The grant will cover the costs related to the Project as long as they are adequately justified.

The Proposal budget may include the following items:

a) Direct costs: • Personnel • Travel • Equipment • Consumables • Publications • Dissemination and social engagement activities • Other direct costs • Indirect costs • Subcontracting audits • Others subcontracting

b) Indirect costs (overheads): a maximum of 10% of the direct costs (without taking into account subcontracting) of the budget of the grant

Elegibility Criteria

The Host Institution must be a Research Performing Institution (a non-profit institution dedicated to research in accordance with the definition of section 0) based in Spain or Portugal.

People who act as PL and PI must be of legal age and may be of any nationality.

The PL must have a minimum of 6 years of experience in postdoctoral research.

The PLs of Projects awarded with a grant from the Health Research Call will not be allowed to submit new Proposals as PLs in the two editions following the same call, since their grant would still be within the period of execution.

The Host Institution must be willing to support the PL, the Team Members and the Research Consortium, if necessary, throughout the Project period and provide the appropriate scientific and administrative environment to carry out the Project.

All the Institutions and Team Members of the Project must follow the ethical principles and the highest standards of integrity in research and scientific best practices

The PL and the Host Institution are responsible for guaranteeing the implementation of the Project in accordance with the initial conditions stated in the Application and the Agreement.

The following Projects are not eligible:

a) Projects whose results are subject to rights, of any nature, held by for-profit organizations before the submission of the Proposal

b) Projects that evaluate the efficacy or safety of products, therapies, medical devices or diagnostic systems of for-profit organizations.

Aplication Submission

The Application will be submitted electronically through the application submission link of the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation Call for Projects website:

In case of interest please contact with FSJD Research's Department as soon as possible, not later than 08 th Jaunary 2019.

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