The 7th call for projects of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Corporate Foundation for Immuno-Oncology Research aims to support projects in the following areas:

– Fondamental research,

– Clinical and translational research,

– Public health research and care pathways that include epidemiology, health economics, sociology and anthropology as well as qualitative research *,

– Research in pediatric oncology *.

The maximum amount allocated will be between € 150,000 and € 200,000 per research axis.

This call for projects is intended for all health professionals or researchers, working in France, in a French hospital, a public research institution or higher education French. The objective of the project must be non-profit and research must take place in France.

Are eligible:

• any research work relating to the improvement and / or the precision of the immune response and / or its duration in cancer patients, adults or children, treated with immunotherapy,

• any project aimed at increasing the number of responders in cancer-treated adult or pediatric patients treated with immunotherapy and / or increasing the predictability of the response,

• any research work in Public Health, especially on the quality of life of patients, adults or children, with cancer treated with immunotherapy, on care pathways or on economic models that maximize efficiency in the field of immuno-oncology.

(*) The Board of Directors of the Foundation and the Scientific Council wished to isolate these two last sections to show their interest in research in these fields. It seems important that the teams concerned take advantage of this PAA because the funding for this type of research is scarce.

About the Foundation:

Inaugurated in December 2015, the BMS Foundation for Immuno-Oncology Research has set itself the goal of promoting exemplary initiatives of general interest in the field of immuno-oncology. The Foundation’s mission is to promote or support research in four areas: basic research, clinical and translational research, public health research and care pathways, and pediatric oncology. Thus, the BMS Foundation launches annual calls for projects and supports scientific or philanthropic projects.

Application forms must be entered on the website from March 15th and before April 14th, 2019 (midnight).