Help us shape the next Grand Challenges

How we're setting the next Grand Challenges

How we're setting the next Grand Challenges

Submit your idea online

Tell us what you think are the biggest barriers to progress in cancer research. Use your unique research perspective to articulate a challenge that could change the face of cancer research.

​Deadline: 15 November 2019

Tell us your idea

Run your own workshop

Gather the sharpest minds at your institution to brainstorm the barriers that, if removed, could revolutionise cancer research and transform patient outlook.

2019

Consultation 

New inputs are sought to help inform the next round of Grand Challenge

July 2020

Express Interest

Collaborators open their application outlining their proposed team and approach

Oct 2020

Shortlist

Expressions of interest are reviewed and selected teams receive seed-funding to develop full applications

Feb 2021

Full Application

Shortlisted teams submit full applications and are interviewed by the independent advisory panel

Sep 2021

Award

Winning teams awarded up to £20 million over 5 years to conduct their pioneering research