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Grant Funding Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

For any questions you might have that are not answered here, please feel free to email us at grants@netrf.org

Yes, we only release one RFA per year.

Accelerator awards are the largest grands we award in terms of scope, length and money. These grants are in the amount of $1,200,000 and last four years ($300K/year). These proposals have usually three substantial aims that provide work requiring four years to complete. They might have several collaborators and are often multi-disciplinary. They can be considered equivalent to an NIH RO1 grant. Investigator awards are medium size grands. These grants are in the amount of $300,000 and last for two years ($150K/year). These proposals have usually two, or three smaller, aims that provide work requiring two years to complete. They might have only one PI with or without collaborators. They can be considered equivalent to an NIH R21 grant. Pilot awards are the smallest size grands we award. These grants are either $50,000 or $100,000 and last one year. These proposals have usually one, or two smaller, aims that provide work requiring one year to complete. They might have only one PI with or without collaborators. They are usually proof-of-concept, pilot and feasibility type grant.

All Letters of Intent (LOIs) must be submitted via proposalCENTRAL. LOIs that do not go through proposalCENTRAL will be automatically disqualified.

For technical issues such as this, please do not email us but contact proposalCENTRAL directly, at pcsupport@altum.com.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate extensions, and late submissions will not be considered.

The NETRF RFA employs a 2-step process: the 1st step is the submission of a Competitive Letter of Intent (LOI). The purpose of the LOI is to identify projects with the greatest scientific potential without requiring applicants first to submit a full application. A limited number of applicants whose LOI is deemed most meritorious will move to the 2nd step and will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Please read each program’s guidelines to help you decide which type of grant to choose. If you still have questions please contact us at grants@netrf.org

Yes, NETRF grants can be combined and/or used to supplement elements of a research proposal with a larger scope, as long as there is no overlap between the proposals. The applicant will need to provide documentation proving lack of overlap.

Indeed the “Program Description and Eligibility” document is the same for and applies to all three programs. In other words, objective, eligibility, areas/tissues of interest, etc., are the same across all three applications. What is different is the scope, length of the award, and funds.

NETRF organizes an annual 2-day Research Symposium in the spring in the Boston area. NETRF grantees are required to attend the Symposium and present their work, each year, and for the duration of their grant. Historically, past NETRF grantees have continued to attend the Research Symposium, as it is the most high-quality forum presenting the latest in cutting-edge basic and translational NET research in the US and beyond.

In such cases we strongly encourage that another person in the laboratory that is familiar with and/or also working on the project, and that can enter the US, attends and presents at the Symposium. In case this not a possibility either, please contact the Director of Research to discuss further.

We do not accept applications from the biotech, pharmaceutical industry, or non-biotech but for-profit life sciences companies.

Post-docs that hold a full-time, mentored research position and have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency at least 2-3 years prior the start of the grant term can apply for the IPSEN Mentored Award. However, 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. This grant allows the recipient to transfer the 2nd year of funding to the 1st year of a faculty appointment.

Payments take place every six months following satisfactory progress reports.

Every six months grantees must submit a progress report. Each report contains a detailed narrative describing progress made toward the research goals/aims, such as new findings and their significance, if expectations have been met, and future experiments. Each progress report also includes a detailed financial statement.

We only offer 10% of indirect costs to grants that are more than $100,000 USD. We do not pay indirect costs for grants that are equal or less than $100,000 USD.

Yes, you can. Such details are discussed in the Research Contract Agreement between the NETRF and the Institution.

No, we reach out to experts all over the world.

There can only be one main PI, and she/he will have to complete the form. The NETRF can enter into a contract agreement with only one institution, that of the main PI.

You may submit more than one LOIs if you apply for different categories, for example one LOI for the Petersen grogram and one for the Pilot program. However, there can be no overlap between the two applications

You may submit only one LOI per program.

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