or via bank transfer on 'Universiteitsfonds UGent'
IBAN: BE26 3900 9658 0329 with reference “CRIG”
(for donations >40 EUR, you recuperate 45% via your tax return)

Tessa Kerre met patiënt

Our researchers are dedicated to better understand, treat and cure cancer.


With your help, we can support promising and pioneering research to develop new and better treatments against cancer faster. We do this by stimulating talented researchers, by joining forces across expertise domains and teams, and by sharing knowledge and new discoveries with other researchers and society. Each contribution is welcome and will be deployed by a multidisciplinary committee of expert cancer researchers in the fight against cancer. Everybody can support us: individuals, organizations, and companies.

Below, you can find how you can support cancer research at CRIG


Via a donation

  • Donate fast and easy online via this link 
  • Or by transfer on bank account of "Universiteitsfonds UGent" -
    IBAN: BE26 3900 9658 0329 (BIC: BBRUBEBB) with reference “CRIG”.

When donating 40 EUR or more, you are entitled to receive a certificate for tax reduction. For example, when you donate 100 EUR, you recuperate 45 EUR from your donation via your Belgian tax return.

Via your legacy

Including CRIG in your testament can make a world of difference. It allows you to join us in pushing boundaries, even when you are no longer around. As of July 2021, Ghent University is no longer required to pay inheritance tax, and thus (the part of) your legacy will entirely go to Ghent University, where it will be used to support promising cancer research. For more info, we refer to the Ghent University webpage on legacies, wehere you can also request a brochure with inspiring stories from testators and researchers. 

Our colleagues of Ghent University Fundraising are glad to give you advice on drawing up your testament. Feel free to contact them by mail ( or by telephone (09/264.33.88). 

Via a (fundraiser) collection or event

  • You celebrate your 40th birthday? A jubilee? A birth or retirement party? You feel that a present is not really necessary, but friends and family still want to give something? You could ask them to donate to CRIG. For the generous contributor it will be fulfilling as well to give you such a present and support cancer research.
  • Also for less pleasant occasions such as a funeral it can be a beautiful tribute to support a piece of pioneering cancer research via an 'in memoriam' action.
  • Do you participate to a sporty event and want to ask people to support you via donations to CRIG? Also this is possible.

Via the online action platform of the Ghent University Fund, you can quickly and easily set up such a fundraiser action to collect donations (both online and via bank transfer). Our colleagues of Ghent University Fundraising are glad to help you further (via or 09/264.83.31)! 

Do you want to collect donations only via bank transfer? In that case, it suffices to just ask people to transfer their donation to the bank account of "Universiteitsfonds UGent" (IBAN: BE26 3900 9658 0329), with reference "CRIG" and a reference to your specific fundraiser/action (e.g. "retirement party Suzanne").

Via our vzw 'CRIG-fonds'

End of 2018, the vzw CRIG-fonds was founded as an extra vehicle to raise funds for cancer research at Ghent University and Ghent University Hospital. This vzw (non-profit organization) enables us to organize sales actions and fundraisers for the benefit of cancer research in Ghent.

During ‘De Warmste Week’ of 2019, no less than 50 actions were organized for vzw CRIG-fonds, raising 69 851 euro for CRIG cancer research! Will you think of us as well next time?



Where does your support go to?

Your support will go promising cancer research.  For example, each year, we financially support around 10 young researchers to start up a promising innovative cancer research project.

Because we believe it is important to show what type of research is conducted - with your support - we make short movies with the CRIG grant laureates that briefly introduce their research project in simple language. You can watch these educational movies on our CRIG @ the movies page.

Do you prefer to support a specific type of research? This is also possible. Please contact us, and we will look for the best solution together with you. If you wish to donate for the care and support of patients, or for a specific department, tumor work group or the project of a specific clinician associated with Ghent University Hospital, this is possible via our colleagues of Kankerfonds UZ Gent via this link.

Thank you for thinking about us!




olivier en celine

Read about our CRIG grants for young researchers in this interview with Prof. Olivier De Wever and Prof. Celine Everaert

dries interview

Watch the testimonial of Dries, former cancer researcher at CRIG and ex-patient himself - watch the short movie


bram de wilde 3

Read how pediatric oncologist Prof. Bram De Wilde can do research thanks to donations to CRIG - read more 

SportYves 2023 uitreiking

"The personal approach of CRIG and their choice to invest in innovative projects convinced us to support CRIG"

(the organizers of 'SportYves tegen Kanker', a yearly sporty fundraiser for the benefit of cancer research) 



Dr. Pieter Rondou – CRIG Coordinator
Dr. Eva De Smedt – CRIG Project & Communication Manager
09/332 24 53

Ghent University Fundraising
09/264 83 31