Grand Challenge phase 2

Applications are now closed

Shortlisted TeamsOur Advisory Panel have shortlisted nine teams with bold ideas to tackle our challenges. The teams are made up of scientists from a range of disciplines, spanning 15 countries. 

We’ll be announcing in 2016 which of these teams will be provided with up to £20m and set off on a critical pathway to revolutionise the way we prevent, diagnose, or treat cancer


Meet the Shortlisted Teams

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Is there a big problem in cancer you think we should address as part of next year's Grand Challenge? Do you have feedback on what we could do better?

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Year 1 Eligibility Criteria

  • One PI, up to seven Co-Is and a patient advocate from the UK or overseas
  • Interdisciplinary teams
  • An initial expression of interest (max 3000 words)

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