Apply for research funding from NETRF

Neuroendocrine Tumor Grant Opportunities

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) is the leading non-profit organization supporting basic, translational and clinical NET research. Our mission is to accelerate scientific discovery that will help create new and more effective therapies for NETs in the small intestine, pancreas, and lungs.

Our grants range from $50,000 to $1.2 million for up to four years. We support scientists who conduct highly innovative research, whose work will help provide insight into the causes of NETs and/or lead to improved treatments for patients.

NETRF’s grant process is rigorous and competitive. Requests for funding must be aligned with a specific research award.

Applicants can apply to more than one award but can only submit one application per award. For more details please see the “Program Description and Eligibility” document on proposalCENTRAL and the FAQs

The NETRF RFA employs a 2-step process:

Letters of Intent (LOI)

Grant opportunities were announced on May 16, 2019. Interested applicants submitted a letter of intent (LOI) online via proposalCENTRAL by June 17, 2019.  Learn more about writing an LOI.  LOIs sent directly to NETRF will not be considered.

LOI Review

NETRF’s Board of Scientific Advisors and external reviewers will consider LOIs submitted by June 17, 2019, over a one month period and select the most competitive to submit a full proposal. All applicants are informed of the outcome of their LOI by July 17, 2019. Those who are invited to submit a full proposal can find detailed instructions on the requirements and deadlines for submitting a full application by September 10, 2019, on proposalCENTRAL.

Full Application

Grant applicants must submit their applications to proposalCENTRAL, by  September 10, 2019.  Proposals are reviewed by NETRF’s Board of Scientific Advisors and external expert reviewers. The most meritorious applications are recommended to NETRF’s Board of Directors for funding.


NETRF will notify applicants in late 2019 of grant decisions and offer feedback to those applicants whose grants are not funded. Applicants whose projects are approved for funding receive an Award letter outlining the next steps.

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