Mentored Award

Neuroendocrine cancer research grants for early career investigators in post-doc, fellowship, or residency positions. 

Purpose

The NETRF Mentored Award is designed to encourage early career investigators to pursue neuroendocrine tumor research and make a commitment to the field.

Amount

This grant award will total $120,000 over two years.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field, and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.
  • Applicants must hold a full-time, mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, research fellow, or equivalent, and have completed her/his most recent doctoral degree or medical residency at least 2-3 years prior to the start of the grant term.
  • Applicants must work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution within the US or abroad, and must focus on establishing themselves as experts in neuroendocrine tumor research. A letter from a mentor including a mentoring plan is required. The grant allows the recipient to transfer the 2nd year of funding to the 1st year of a faculty appointment.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to continue with NET research and the potential for further development in this area.
  • The grant recipient, as a condition of acceptance, will be required to attend the annual NETRF Research Symposium. Up to $2,000 may be allocated from the grant to offset travel costs for the Symposium, if held in person.

Selection process

Mentored Award applications can be submitted as part of our annual Request for Applications (RFA). Letters of Intent (LOI) are reviewed by the NETRF Board of Scientific Advisors, with applicants invited to submit full applications based on the quality of the project, support from the applicant’s institution, budget, and potential of the research to advance the field. NETRF is solely responsible for the evaluation and selection of the grantee.

Grant monitoring

Grant recipients are required to submit biannual reports detailing scientific progress, research milestones achieved, and financial expenditures related to the project. The reports disclose updates on publications, patents and clinical trial advances when applicable. These reports are reviewed by NETRF’s Scientific Review and Grants Administration team to ensure that funds are being properly spent and that sufficient progress is made throughout the grant term. Continued funding is contingent upon review of progress and achievement of relevant milestones. Post-award reports at one, three and five years are required to meansure longer-term outcomes of the funded research and investigator career advancement.

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