The purpose of the NANETS Clinical Investigator Scholarship is to encourage clinicians at the end of their fellowship who have secured a faculty appointment or beginning of their faculty appointment to pursue a clinical career focused on neuroendocrine tumors. Funds also may be used cover an optional 2-4 week visiting fellowship with a NET expert.

Award Term

The NANETS Clinical Investigator Scholarship will provide $100,000 total divided over two years. Award funds will be directed to the sponsoring institution.  The recipient must provide an interim progress report at the end of the first year of the grant period. At the conclusion of the award period, the recipient must submit a final report and budget reconciliation.

Award Sponsor

The 2019 NANETS Clinical Investigator Scholarship is sponsored by IPSEN Biopharmaceuticals.


  • Candidates must have a MD, MD/PhD, DO degree or equivalent
  • Candidates must be in the first 5 years of a faculty appointment (instructor or above) in an accredited medical school or other institution in North America (must be on staff at time of award). Applicants who apply while still in their fifth year are eligible and may receive funding in their sixth year, if their grant application is accepted.
  • Candidates must be a NANETS member
  • Previous recipients of BTSI or NCIS awards are not eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria

Criteria for selection will include both the clinical project itself and the potential of the individual to make future clinical contributions to the neuroendocrine tumor field. Strong emphasis will be placed on the career development plan and the applicant’s personal statements and the mentor’s development plan. The clinical proposal section should focus on a project with the potential to directly impact and improve the treatment of patients with neuroendocrine tumors. Appropriate projects would include (but are not limited to) correlative studies involving existing clinical trials, retrospective studies, a NET database, risk factors and/or any project with a clear clinical significance. If the applicant wishes to participate in the optional visiting fellowship with a NET expert, they should include this in their plan. A list of NET experts willing to host trainees in the US and Europe will be provided upon request.

Scholarship Application

The scholarship application must have the following components in the order listed:

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  • Title page: Applicant Name, Project Title, Institution
  • Career Development Plan: (1-2 pages) written by the mentor and applicant. This should include intramural coursework/seminars, involvement in cooperative groups, participation in tumor boards, description of clinical protected time and plans to attend national meetings focused on neuroendocrine tumors.
  • Personal Statement by the Candidate: (1 page) the applicant should include description of any past projects, evidence of interest in neuroendocrine tumors, and description of how the project will contribute to the future development of the candidate as a clinician in the field of neuroendocrine tumors.
  • Mentor Development Plan: (1 page maximum) the mentor should include a description of how they will enhance the applicant’s career opportunities and leadership skills, outline their role in the mentoring relationship and ability to supervise the applicant, explain how they will provide a positive learning environment to include the institutional commitment of support for the mentor’s time.
  • Project Description (2 pages maximum)
  • Letter of Mentor Support (1 page)
  • NIH Biosketch of the Applicant (5 pages maximum)
  • NIH Biosketch of the Mentor (5 pages maximum)
  • Letter of Institutional Support (1 page)
  • Proposed Budget: The funds can be used to support the salary of the applicant, project costs and/or travel. Indirect expenses are capped at five percent.
  • In addition to the application above, the applicant must fill out an additional 1-page supplemental information sheet and upload it separately as part of the online submission process.

Review Process

Deadline for submission of the application is June 14, 2019. Submissions will be done online. You must be logged in as a member to access the application form. Join or Login now. An email will be sent to confirm your submission was received. Applications will be reviewed by members of the NANETS Research Committee and presented to the NANETS Board of Directors for final vote and approval. Notification to the recipient will be made on or about by July 12, 2019 and funds will be dispersed to the sponsoring institution no later than December 31, 2019.


Funding of this scholarship is subject to the approval and availability of grant funds appropriated to NANETS. Therefore, NANETS reserves the right to alter, the number of investigator awards, terms and allowances.

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