Support for scientific medical research that addresses major needs in society.
Medical progress does not fall from the sky; it comes after long and costly years of research. It is work that opens the door to new therapeutic treatments for the benefit of patients and those near and dear to them. Thanks to the means made available by philanthropists, the King Baudouin Foundation supports research in healthcare at Belgian and European levels, complementing public investment and working alongside partners in the public and private sectors.
- supporting medical research projects and providing grants to top level researchers in various fields of health, including rare diseases, cancer, neurology, cardiology and rheumatology
- notable research on rare diseases, thanks to significant resources allocated by the Generet Fund, which awards a Prize of one million euros to a leading researcher each year
- developing ‘niche approaches’ that are not financed by others but focus on innovation.
Calls for projects
Fund Catharina Weekers, Fund Raymond Wuyts, Fund Gezusters Loosveldt & Fund Patrick Bouillon
Research on hematologic cancers in adults.
Fund for Scientific Research in Rheumatology
Research in rheumatology
Research on rare genetic neuromuscular diseases
Funds Cremers-Opdebeeck & Walter Pyleman : support to research on rare genetic neuromuscular diseases
Develop a holistic approach based on systems biology to discover new pathogenic mechanisms of Covid-19 and identify more effective treatments.
Determine which speech therapy guidelines work best for which type of cleft palate (cleft palate) in children and evaluate the therapies in focus groups for evidence-based care.
Exploiting human genetic variability to develop new generation therapies for respiratory infections.
Publications & data
Lokaal samenwerken in zorgzame buurten
Oncology research for optimal patient value - A systems approach
Award ceremony 5th Prize Generet into rare diseases
Award Ceremony of the 5th Generet Prize for Rare Diseases
Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives
Funds and philanthropic tools
AIDS has not yet been eradicated. The King Baudouin Foundation and BREACH are therefore providing 400,000 euros to support research into HIV and AIDS
The Fund for AIDS Research and BREACH, the Belgian Consortium for HIV/AIDS Research, are supporting a fundamental research project for an amount of 400,000 euros.