Notice of Pre-Application Webinar for the NCI-CRUK Cancer Grand Challenges
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Release Date:

December 11, 2020

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National Cancer Institute (NCI)


On August 27, 2020, NCI announced a new partnership with Cancer Research UK (CRUK) to co-fund Cancer Grand Challenges (CGC), an international research initiative to address major, unresolved questions in cancer research. The Challenges are developed through engagement with the scientific community to identify urgent research questions for which progress would have a transformative impact on cancer research. The program is designed to support international, multidisciplinary teams proposing bold initiatives with awards of up to £20 million (~$25M) over 5 years.

As this is a new funding opportunity from both NCI and CRUK that involves new award and program management approaches, a pre-application webinar will be conducted to provide clarity around the following:

  • Unique program features and requirements
  • Unique application and review process
  • Joint NCI and CRUK management of active awards

The webinar will conclude with a final, open question and answer session, with program staff from both CRUK and NCI available to answer questions. Questions may also be submitted in advance of the webinar at

The webinar will be recorded and posted on the CGC website following the events.

Please note that attending this webinar is not a requirement for submission eligibility.

Webinar Schedule:

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST (4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GMT)

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