Advisory panels

Grand Challenge Advisory panel

An international group of the world’s most distinguished scientists have gathered together to form the Grand Challenge Advisory Panel. Designed to provide an independent, expert view on the scheme, all have a remarkable track records in research, innovation and policy development.

The Grand Challenge Advisory Panel are responsible for not only setting the challenges, but assessing all applications, shortlisting teams and ultimately deciding which teams will be successful in receiving the Grand Challenge award.

The terms of reference of the Grand Challenge Advisory Panel are available here.

Patient panel

At Cancer Research UK, we believe that research intended to benefit patients can be made even better by involving patients and their carers.

To bring this valuable perspective to Grand Challenge, we’ve recruited a group of people affected by cancer. Each have participated in workshops to help shape the scheme.

They will continue to input their ideas and advice during the whole Grand Challenge process.