Funds for Cancer Research

Thanks to the generosity of donors members, volunteers, taxpayers and supporters, and with the essential help of external media, in 2023 AIRC raised enough funds to distribute more than 143 milion of euro in favour of oncological research’ projects and fellowships.

The funds were allocated to:

 Grant TypeAllocated FundsProjects approvedDescription
Junior ResearchersAIRC Fellowships for Italy€  5.895.000,0082Fellowships for Italy and abroad, aimed at completing the researcher’s training.
AIRC Fellowships for Abroad€  1.110.723,649
Supplement for an AIRC Fellowship for Abroad 2022€  18.500,00 
Bonadonna Fellowships€  428.406,362
My First AIRC Grant € 11.463.040,79127Transition to independence projects.
Start-Up € 3.281.616,2919Grants awarded to researchers with a significant experience abroad, willing to establish their labs in Italy.
Bridge Grant€ 499.153,255

To help holders of a MFAG or a Start-Up grant at the last year of funding to better prepare for Calls for established researchers.

 Next Gen Clinician Scientist Grant€ 1.177.922,545

Projects for medical researchers to optimize clinical practice.

 Southern Italy Scholars€ 499.731,123

Projects to create new research units in southern Italy and the islands.

Established ResearchersInvestigator Grant€ 70.556.987,40536Research projects carried out by established researchers.
Research programs"5 per mille" Research Programs on Metastatic Disease€  18.450.472,808Multi-unit programs aimed at understanding metastatic disease and transferring the knowledge to the clinical setting.
Accelerator Award€ 823.756,31Five-year international programs promoted by Cancer Research UK (CRUK), AIRC and Fundación Científica - Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) to accelerate cancer research.
IFOMFund to sustain research infrastructure and to invest in scientific equipments€ 29.000.000,00- 
"Guido Venosta" Award and other institutional contributions € 101.174,66  
  € 143.342.884,79  

The amounts reported above have been approved by AIRC governing bodies. Approximately 21 million euros will be covered by earmarked funds.