Stipends researchers

Stipends for graduated academics for the execution of oncological research at a foreign university or research institute.

The Nijbakker-Morra Foundation has stipends for researchers – graduate academics – to compensate for travel and subsistence costs at a foreign university or research institute for the execution of oncological research there. Preferably, one stays at least a few months at a renowned cancer institute, to answer a clearly framed (sub)research question. The researcher is preferably a PhD candidate or a postdoc who is still at the beginning of his/her research career. We also encourage doctors who combine their training with (PhD) research to respond.


Amount: Maximum of 9,600.- per submission. Quota: Per year a few submissions are granted. Closing date: Submissions before 1 December 17.00 of any year are taken in. Precondition: Start of trip after closing date and no later than within 1 year of departure. Conclusion: By the end of March at the latest. The Medical Advisory Committee assesses the applications annually, in preparation for the board meeting in the first week of February. Fee: Max. 800 euros per month for a duration of at least 4 and a maximum of 12 months. The fee is made in instalments where the last tranche is transferred after the report and all declarations have been received.


Submission based on the instruction included in the application form. As stated in the application form, the application must also be accompanied by letters (certificate) from the host institute in which it clearly indicates that it is willing to host, and by a letter of recommendation from your Dutch university, research institute or department. You must also include your CV with the application.

Download application form stipend

Stipend recipients this year

During the academic year 2020-2021 the following 3 stipends are awarded:

  • Dhr. J.W. van Wijnbergen PhD Candidate UU 
    Edwin L. Steel Laboratories, Harvard Medical School Boston
    Targeting tumormetabolism in breastcancer metastasis: a multi-omics approach
  • Drs. Bart Geboers Arts-onderzoeker VU 
    Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney
    Behandeling van prostaatkanker middels elektrische pulsen (irreversibele elektroporatie) en het effect van deze behandeling op het immuunsysteem
  • Mw. Xing Gao Arts-onderzoeker EMC 
    Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
    Accuracy of detecting residual disease after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in East-Asia

Stipend awards since academic year 2010-2011

Awards academic year 2019-2020
Awards academic year 2016-2017
Awards academic year 2015-2016
Awards academic year 2014-2015
Awards academic year 2013-2014
Awards academic year 2012-2013
Awards academic year 2011-2012