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Men's Health Partners
We work closely with our global men's health partners to ensure collaboration, transparency and accountability for every project we fund. We monitor this through report cards which detail what we seek to achieve, key measures and the impact.
Prostate Cancer
"Together with the brightest minds in research, we aim to achieve significant breakthroughs in the hope of beating prostate cancer. Our disruptive funding approach identifies revolutionary ways to accelerate health outcomes by creating strong, global collaborative teams." Dr. Colleen Nelson, Global Scientific Chair.
Men's Health
"One Mo can help change the face of men’s health through the powerful conversations created globally during Movember. Men have the chance to confidently discuss men’s health with people around them, resulting in men taking action early, helping change and save lives." Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programmes
Mental health and suicide prevention
“The number of men taking their own lives around the world is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Movember is working to ensure all men and boys look after their mental health and are comfortable to seek help when they’re struggling.”
Brendan Maher, Global Director, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
Testicular Cancer
“Despite being the 2nd most common cancer in young men, testicular cancer is often a forgotten cancer due to early detection and treatment. Our projects look at underinvested areas such as improving access to healthcare services and treatment options for relapse” Paul Villanti, Executive Director, Programmes.

Movember Foundation - PCF Challenge Awards

Movember Funding to Date

USD 36,200,000

What we seek to achieve

To support transformational prostate cancer research that will accelerate progress towards the reduction of death and suffering due to recurrent or advanced prostate cancer.

United States
Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride USD 687,032
Implemented by
Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)
Project start date
Project Status
Project Ongoing

About the project

The Movember Foundation-PCF Challenge Awards consist of cross-disciplinary teams of investigators in strategic areas. Teams may be assembled from one institution, or from several institutions and should be comprised of at least three highly experienced investigators capable of providing unique scientific expertise to the solution of a significant problem in prostate cancer research. Teams are awarded $500,000 per year for up to 3 years. These awards cover direct costs of the research. 

The expectation of a Movember Foundation-PCF Challenge Awards is not the same as a Program Project Grant, where significant infrastructure is often mandated (cores in reagents, biostatistics, etc.). Rather, Challenge Awards fund teams that will use the award to perform research in ways that existing grants and awards are not now available in order to find solutions to challenging research problems and reduce the death and suffering due to recurrent or advanced prostate cancer.

The application of novel biotechniques and inclusion of new research expertise to a challenging problem in prostate cancer basic or translational research is strongly encouraged from applicants. Partnerships of investigators doing "first in field" cancer research currently working outside the field of prostate cancer are encouraged to join with established prostate cancer investigators in these teams. 

Selection of Challenge Award recipients are made through a rigorous peer and programmatic review that includes a panel of globally regarded prostate cancer clinicians, researchers and patient representatives.

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