In order to conduct its research activity, Cemcat obtains Catalan, Spanish and European competitive bursaries, either as the sole applicant or in collaborative projects. Over the period 2008-2015 the centre obtained a cumulative amount of more than 6 million euros.

Cemcat has obtained bursaries from such international institutions as the European Union, and Spanish bodies such as the Carlos III Health Institute's Health Research Fund. Bursaries are also received from other public or private bodies, in Catalonia, Spain or internationally.