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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 are inviting the world's top scientists to come together proposing novel ways to tackle them.
Short questionnaire due 14 September 2017
Full expressions of interest due 12 October 2017
12 Oct 2017
Collaborators outline their proposed team and approach
Expressions of interest are reviewed and selected teams receive seed-funding to develop full application
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
We're seeking investigators from any country, working in any discipline to come together and tackle some of the biggest barriers to progress.
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