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Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge is the most ambitious cancer research grant in the world - a series of £20m awards seeking international, multi-disciplinary teams willing to take on the toughest challenges in cancer - providing the freedom to try novel approaches, at scale, in the pursuit of life changing discoveries.
In the first round, 9 teams were shortlisted from 56 entries. The generous support of partners and donors enabled 4 of these remarkable Grand Challenge teams to be funded.
An independent advisory panel have now set 8 new Grand Challenges and we've invited the world's top scientists to come together proposing novel ways to tackle them.
Applications for this round are now closed, and the shortlisted teams will be announced in January 2018. A third round of applications will open in 2019.
12 Oct 2017
Collaborators open their application outlining their proposed team and approach
Expressions of interest are reviewed and selected teams receive seed-funding to develop full applications
Shortlisted teams submit full applications and are interviewed by the independent advisory panel
Winning teams awarded up to £20 million over 5 years to conduct their pioneering research
New inputs are sought to help inform the next round of Grand Challenge
Cancer's toughest challenges
In October the independent advisory panel set 8 Grand Challenges opening a call to the international, multidisciplinary research community.
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