CERN provides a limited amount of seed funding for projects with medical applications via the Medical Applications (MA) budget and CERN personnel working with technologies with potential applications in the medical field can apply for resources for both purchase of material and funding of researchers. Since 2014, 26 projects, with the equivalent of 25 researchers, have been funded by the MA budget, with an average grant of  75 kCHF per project.

Just like the KT Fund, the MA budget highlights CERN’s commitment to maximise the societal impact of its fundamental research.

The procedure is very similar to that of the KT Fund and a presentation needs to be made to the selection committee. However, beforehand a presentation also needs to be made to the MAPF (Medical Applications Project Forum) to assess the potential of the project. The forum is composed of CERN experts in medical applications (appointed by the Heads of Department) and is chaired by the KT-MA section leader.

The next MAPF meetings will take place on: 21 April and 5 May, please contact

The next 2021 MA budget selection committee meeting will take place on: Thursday 24 June 2021.

Application deadline: Monday 17 May 2021.

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2021 MA budget application deadline:
Monday 17 May

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More about the Medical Applications budget

Mario di Castro develops safety robots with the support of the MA budget
Marco Silari developed detectors for safety and medicine thanks to the MA budget