In the area of cancer research funding, the Swiss Cancer Research foundation works closely with its partner organization, the Swiss Cancer League. All applications submitted go through a scientific evaluation process and are reviewed in detail by several experts. In addition to two members of the independent Scientific Committee, international peer reviewers also assess the scientific quality of an application. These evaluations are discussed at the bi-annual meetings of the Scientific Committee.
The final funding decision lies with the Board of Trustees of the Swiss Cancer Research Foundation (SCR).