After the call for proposals in the beginning of 2021 we obtained 20 applications divided in 7 applications for a Junior prize and 13 applications for a Senior prize.
The board members made a preselection based on the most important criteria of our foundation: an innovative idea that requires preliminary evidence before the candidate can apply for a full research grant. The board judges how the preliminary data resulting from the Metastasis Prize will facilitate follow-up research and will contribute to success in grant applications to regular national and international funding agencies.
The most promising applications in both categories (Junior and Senior prizes) were next presented to a board of international experts to be ranked.
According to this ranking the board members decided to award again three Prizes, one Junior and two Senior Prizes.