How to apply

The call will open again 22nd June with a revised set of challenges

Grand Challenge allows teams of researchers from around the world to come together to solve some of the toughest challenges in cancer. The size of the award allows teams to be ambitious and create new collaborations that would otherwise not be possible.

We expect your team will incude:

  • Multiple Co-Investigators
  • Complementary disciplines
  • More than one organisation (academic or commercial) in different countries

We are looking for applications that:

  • Have the potential to unlock new thinking
  • Are pioneering, novel and bold 
  • Include truly unique collaborations 
  • Couldn't be achieved without this level of funding​

Get in touch

lucy shaw






If you have a question about Grand Challenge please contact Lucy Shaw by calling 0203 469 8038 or emailing

For help with our online grants system eGMS, please contact grants helpline on 0203 469 5452         

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