Cancer Grand Challenges
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the world’s leading funders of cancer research, are partnering to fund the Cancer Grand Challenges (CGC) program. Cancer Grand Challenges will fund novel ideas by multidisciplinary research teams from around the world that offer the potential to advance bold cancer research and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer.
Cancer Grand Challenges is a global funding partnership giving multidisciplinary teams of scientists the flexibility and scale to innovate and carry out cutting-edge research. This partnership fosters a highly competitive process designed to promote scientific creativity of the highest order. Through this partnership, NCI and CRUK expect to fund around four awards for each round of Cancer Grand Challenges, with each multidisciplinary team being awarded approximately $25 million over five years.
The timeline for the 2021 Challenge questions is listed below and will be updated regularly:
|Launch of Cancer Grand Challenge Questions||10/14/2020|
|Submit Expression of Interest||4/22/2021|
|Announcement of Those Selected to Submit Full Application||06/2021|
|Final Teams Publicly Announced||2022|
To learn more, visit the cancer grand challenges program website.
For any inquiries, please email NCICancerGrandChallenges@mail.nih.gov.
NCI, Cancer Research UK launch Cancer Grand Challenges partnership to support bold new ideas for cancer research
This press release announces the launch of the Cancer Grand Challenges program and provides a high level overview of the program and NCI’s financial commitment.
The Bottom Line blog post by Dinah S. Singer, PhD, highlights the launch event on August 27, 2020 and provides her perspective on the value and importance of this partnership to advancing cancer research.
The Cancer Grand Challenges commemorative event, “The World’s largest funders of cancer research form transatlantic partnership to establish cancer grand challenges,” features leadership from both NCI and Cancer Research UK as they discuss the partnership in more detail.