Research Programme in Health and Well Being 

The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation has started a new collaboration with the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) in the field of palliative Care for the period 2014 – 2017.  The SAMS has long recognized the importance of palliative care and has therefore been active in this field for some years – for example, developing ethical guidelines, providing financial support for the professional association and participating in the “pro palliative care” umbrella organization. Because the SAMS is convinced that research has an important role to play in the establishment of palliative care, it is committed – as a funding institution – to supporting such research in the coming years. With the aid of a funding programme the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation wishes to promote the development and expansion of palliative care research in Switzerland. Applications have to be submitted directly to the SAMS.