Applications to the Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer will be evaluated through the following process:
- All applications will be judged by members of an Evaluation Panel, composed of respected researchers and advocates. Applications will be scored based on the challenge's three criteria: boldness, impact, and relevance.
- Three Evaluation Panel judges will be assigned to each submission. These judges will offer scores against the three scoring criteria. Each criterion will be scored on a 1 to 5 point scale, in increments of 1.0. The combined scores will produce a total average score. The judges will also provide high-level comments on the idea, which will be shared with each applicant.
- After all applications are judged, the Evaluation Panel will meet to select 10 to 12 finalists.
- Finalists will be invited to present their research ideas to the Selection Committee at a public event, which will close with the announcement of the two winners. The event will be attended by prominent breast cancer researchers and advocates, and will be live-streamed.
Scoring CriteriaAll applications to the Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer will be judged on the following three criteria:
- Proposes a new direction in breast cancer prevention research
- Is creative, innovative, and scientifically inspiring
- Could motivate and excite researchers and the community of those impacted by breast cancer
- Would accelerate progress in breast cancer prevention research
- Could lower the incidence of breast cancer across the population
- Addresses primary prevention
- Focuses on breast cancer; if addressing a broader problem or set of diseases, it does so using a breast cancer lens
- Can be advanced in a significant way within five years
- Can be carried out in California
- Meets some or all of the following criteria:
- Describes an intervention, solution, or natural experiment rather than seeking to further understand the causes of breast cancer
- Is focused on population-wide prevention
- Addresses environmental exposures, lifestyle and behavioral factors, the built environment, private or public policy, and/or health disparities