SPARC - Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge now open for applications

4 March 2015

UICC announces new grants for addressing advanced breast cancer globally

The Call for Proposals is now open for a new grants initiative, developed to provide grassroots support in addressing the unique challenges of advanced breast cancer. 

The SPARC - Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge is an offer under the umbrella of UICCs Global Education and Training Initiative with the objective of seeding progress and resources for the cancer community that drive sustainable change. 

Up to twenty competitively selected organisations will be granted funding to implement novel projects in the areas of advocacy, policy, and education to maximise impact and outreach to women at risk of, or living with stage III or IV breast cancer. We are delighted to welcome organisations to apply from around the world with the goal of achieving lasting impact. 

There are two types of grants available:

  • Campaign Grants: 20.000 USD – These aim to stimulate a new area of activity in the field of advanced breast cancer for the recipient organisation
  • Network Grants: 60.000 USD - These aim to support new collaborative activities on a national level or state level to take advanced breast cancer activities to a new level for the recipient organisation

The call for Letters of Intent opened 1st March and wil close on 19th April 2015. Notification of results will be on 5th November 2015
For more information, including eligibility and applications, please visit the SPARC webpage or click here to apply directly.

Or contact the UICC Education and Training team at 

SPARC Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge Grants have been made possible by an educational grant from Pfizer.

Last update: 
Tuesday 16 May 2017