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Expressions of Interest have closed

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Thank you for your interest. Applications to take on one of our nine new challenges have now closed.

We'll be announcing shortlisted teams in September 2023 and funded teams in March 2024. We will announce a new set of challenges in 2025, at which point applications will open again.

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Contact us

If you have a question, please get in touch with our team by emailing [email protected] or by calling +44 (0) 20 3469 8855. Please note, our grants office is based in the UK so responses may be slower outside of British working hours.

Key dates

June 2023: Expression of Interest deadline

Complete your eligibility questionnaire by 15 June and submit your Expression of Interest by 22 June 2023.

July 2023: Scientific Committee review

All EOIs will be reviewed against the assessment criteria in the guidelines, by our Cancer Grand Challenges Scientific Committee.

September 2023: Shortlisted teams announced and seed funding issued

Up to 12 teams will be shortlisted and will receive seed funding of £30k to help them build their full applications.

October 2023: Full application deadline

Shortlisted teams will submit a 20,000 word full application by 26 October 2023.

December 2023: Applicant interviews

Shortlisted teams will attend an interview with the Cancer Grand Challenges Scientific Committee on 11-13 December 2023.

March 2024: Funded teams announced

Successful teams each receive up to £20m in funding to come together, think differently and take on one of cancer’s toughest challenges. See our currently funded teams.