EACR - Mark Foundation - Pezcoller Foundation Rising Star Award

The awardee will receive funding of up to €100 000 to begin their project. Institutional overheads of 10% will be added to this amount. The award is intended to enable the progression of excellent cancer research by bridging the period before re-submission to the ERC. The awardee will be invited to accept their award, and to give a talk, at the EACR Congress in Torino, Italy, 12-15 June 2023.

Applicants must be current EACR members. If you want to apply for this award but are not yet an EACR member, visit

Applicants must have an unfunded Score ‘A’ cancer-related project from the 2022 ERC Starting Grant calls. The ERC defines Score 'A' as "Fully meets the ERC excellence criterion and is recommended for funding if sufficient funds are available".

Application deadline: 22 February 2023


Please email your completed application form and the below accompanying documents as a single PDF to Applicants can expect to hear the result of the evaluation by 27 March 2023.

Documents to send:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Concise curriculum vitae (CV) [1 page maximum]
  3. A copy of your ‘B1’ ERC Starting Grant application 
  4. Confirmation of your unfunded 2022 Score ‘A’ cancer-related project
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