The Metastasis Prize

The focus of the prize is based on Hartmut Beug’s idea, to support  “new and original approaches to basic research on cancer metastasis, as well as new activities in the field of translational research”. Through this prize, the foundation offers a financial seed to obtain the first preliminary data that are required to convince funding institutions to further support this project.

The prize (currently 12.000€) will be awarded to scientists who convincingly show that the proposed projects will generate a new opening in metastasis research. It must be clear from the proposal how the preliminary results obtained through the prize may enable the candidate to apply competitively for a research grant from national or international organizations.

Following the first prize assignment in 2013 we decided to award two prizes in 2015. We selected both an early stage (category A = until 6 years after PhD)  and a more advanced stage scientist (category B = until 12 years after PhD) as awardees of the Metastasis Prize. 2017, we awarded two prizes, this time both in category B.

Eligibility: We fund science performed in universities or not-for-profit organizations in the countries of the European Research Community (ERC; as defined by the EU http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/who_en.html#countries