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The little-known funder that offers top-ups to clinical projects

The Rising Tide Foundation is a funder with a difference. Not only does it split its resources between projects to combat cancer and initiatives that promote libertarian values, but when it comes to the former, it prefers not to be the sole funder on projects. This makes it a rare port of call for clinical projects looking for top-up funding that the original or main funders are unable to provide.

Letters of intent to the Rising Tide Foundation’s annual Research Grants competition are due on 3 January 2022. As in previous years, there is no upper limit set for the amount of funding that can be requested. However, as senior scientific programme manager Alexandre Alencar explained in this interview, published in April 2018, cost-effectiveness is still a concern and the foundation has refused “exorbitant” budgets in the past.

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