The NET Research Foundation, in collaboration with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for this year’s grant. We award grants to investigators pursuing innovative ideas and approaches that have a direct application and relevance to carcinoid or pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer. All responses to the international request for proposals are put through a rigorous peer review process, in order to select the highest rated proposal.
Grant Application Deadline: January 12, 2016
Grant Amount: $ 250,000 USD
Expected Number of Funded Grants: 1
Grant Term: 2 Year(s)
Start of Grant Term: 7/1/2016
Application Deadline: 1/12/2016 at 12:00:00 PM
Application Deadline Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
Decision Date: 3/2016
Additional Information: Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.
April 19, 2016 – Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner to formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee’s registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.
The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-AACR Grant represents a joint effort to promote and support innovative cancer research. This grant is available to full time, independent junior and senior investigators to develop and study new ideas and innovative approaches that have direct application and relevance to neuroendocrine tumors. Proposed research may be in any discipline of basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological cancer research.
Applications are invited from researchers currently in the field as well as investigators with experience in other areas of cancer or biomedical research who have promising ideas and approaches that can be applied to neuroendocrine tumor research.
The grant provides $250,000 over two years ($125,000 per year) for expenses related to the research project, which may include salary and benefits of the grant recipient and any collaborators (grant recipient/collaborator salaries limited to 25% of the total grant), postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students, and/or research assistants, research/laboratory supplies, equipment, travel, publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project, and other research expenses (indirect costs not permitted).
Proposals will be accepted for new ideas and innovative approaches that have direct application and relevance to neuroendocrine tumors. Proposed research projects can be in any discipline including basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological cancer research.
Applications are invited from researchers currently in the field as well as from investigators with experience in other areas of cancer or biomedical research who have promising ideas or approaches that they will directly apply to neuroendocrine tumors. Investigators who have powerful experimental tools that will lead to a better understanding of neuroendocrine tumor biology, elucidate the mechanisms of currently available therapies for neuroendocrine tumors, or identify new treatment targets for neuroendocrine tumors are encouraged to apply. However, the applicability of the proposed project to neuroendocrine tumor research must be fully described. A track record of research in this specific field is not a requirement for funding.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree.
Applications will be accepted from independent investigators at all levels who are affiliated with an academic, medical or research institution anywhere in the world.
Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible. Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for‐profit private industry may serve as Collaborators, but no grant funds may be directed towards these individuals.
Any individual who currently holds an active AACR grant may not apply. Current recipients of a Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation grant not administered by the AACR may apply, but may not request funding for costs already supported by the existing grant. Past grantees may apply if they complied with all progress and financial report requirements.
Investigators may submit only one application for the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-AACR Grant but may concurrently apply for other AACR grants. However, applicants are expected to accept the first grant they are awarded. Individuals may accept and hold only one AACR grant at a time.
Postdoctoral or clinical research fellows or the equivalent who are working under the auspices of a scientific mentor are not eligible to apply. Qualified fellows are invited to apply for an AACR Fellowship.
Members of the Scientific Review Committee are not eligible to apply for a Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-AACR Grant.
There are no citizenship or geographic requirements. However, by submitting an application for this grant, an applicant applying from an institution located in a country in which he/she is not a citizen or a permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term at the institution from which he/she applied.
AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active Membership by Tuesday, January 12, 2016. The application will be applied to 2016 membership dues. Applications may be submitted using the Official AACR Membership Application online or downloaded as a PDF and submitted to the AACR office with the required documents.
AACR requires applicants to submit an electronic application by noon, Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, using the proposalCENTRAL website at https://proposalcentral.altum.com.