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Health research projects "La Caixa"

Closing dates:

Opening date: Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Internal closing date at IRBLleida: Monday, March 12th, 2018 (nonextendible)

Type: Projects

Funding Agency: Obra Social “la Caixa”


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.

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 will be made available:

  • 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 €

Projects selection:

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.

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.

Access to call for application for health research