ORGANISATION NAMECancer Grand Challenges - founded by Cancer Research UK and the US National Cancer Institute
ORGANISATION COUNTRYUnited Kingdom
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesNatural sciencesProfessions and applied sciencesSocial sciences
Cancer Grand Challenges is a global funding platform founded by Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Institute. The initiative sets ambitious challenges to inspire new thinking, providing diverse, global teams with up to £20m (c. $25m USD) over 5 years to unleash their scientific creativity. Nine new challenges are now open for applications. Submit your expression of interest (EOI) before 22 April 2021.
What is funded
Shortlisted teams receive seed funding of £30,000 (c.$40,000) to get their ideas off the ground and make their full proposal. Winning teams will be announced in early 2022 and will receive up to £20m (c.$25m) over 5 years. This will fund research costs, salaries and equipment or licensing costs to support your team.
- Your team must have a Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Investigators (Co-Is)
- Your team should be international, with researchers based in different countries and a maximum of 70% of the team based in any one country.
- Your team should be multidisciplinary. We encourage teams to include team members who are new to cancer research.
- Your team should be diverse. You should consider the balance of gender, ethnicity and career stage when building your team.
- You can include commercial partners in your team as Co-Investigators.
- You will need to develop a strategy to engage patient advocates (people affected by cancer) and the public in your programme. Your final team needs to include patient advocates, but you don’t need to have recruited these members at EOI stage.
Explore the challenges and start your application
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