General Information

The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) was established in 2007 with the mission of furthering neuroendocrine tumor disease diagnosis, treatment and management. Since its inception, NANETS has remained dedicated to this mission through the provision of increased education and research opportunities. NANETS is committed to connecting pioneers in the NET field to the young scientific minds who will make up the next generation of NET experts. It is through research that NANETS engages medical professionals in the early part of their careers to foster further exploration and advancement of NET diagnosis and treatment.

Since 2009, NANETS has awarded $2.1 million in research grants to 28 medical professionals who have dedicated themselves to pursue a career in the field of neuroendocrinology and NET disease. NANETS’ Research Grant Program supports innovative research initiatives and encourage young researchers and scientific clinicians to become NET specialists in the following areas:

  1. Basic/Translational Science
  2. Clinical Investigation
  3. Theranostics

These research opportunities are made possible by industry support and the generous donations of NANETS members, patients and the families of those living with NETs.

Disclaimer: Funding 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.

This page contains important information. Please read before submitting.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Important Dates
  3. Submission, Review and Notification Process
  4. Step by Step Instructions for Online Submission 

Eligibility

NANETS welcomes applications from candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Candidates must have a MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DO degree or equivalent.
  • At the time of funding, candidates must be in the first 6 years of a faculty appointment at an accredited medical school or other institution in North America. Faculty appointments include instructors and above.
  • Candidates must be a NANETS member in good standing.
  • Previous recipients of NANETS’ research grants are not eligible to apply.

Important Dates:

  • 5/1/2021: Submission Period Begins
  • 7/2/2021 (11:59 pm PT): Deadline to submit
  • On or about 8/6/2021: Notifications sent
  • 8/13/2021: Last day to confirm acceptance of research grant
  • 9/30/2021: Letter of Agreement and all required paperwork due

Submission Process

  • Applications must be submitted via our online system by the deadline. Photocopies or facsimile copies will not be accepted and will be discarded.
  • Editing a Proposal: You can edit your proposal any time before the deadline by logging into your account. If you have already submitted and want to make changes, log in and select “reopen” to access your proposal. Remember to SUBMIT your proposal before the deadline. One reminder to applicants with proposals in “IN PROGRESS” will be sent prior to the deadline.  
  • All communication will go through this system. You will be sent an email confirmation that your submission was received.

Application Review and Notification Process

Applications are reviewed and scored by the NANETS’ Scientific Review & Research Committee comprised of NET medical research experts. Criteria for selection will include both the research proposal itself and the potential of the individual to make future scientific and/or clinical contributions to the neuroendocrine tumor field. Strong emphasis will be placed on the career development plan and the applicant’s personal statements, as well as the research proposal. The research proposals section should focus on research projects with the potential to directly impact and improve the treatment of patients with neuroendocrine tumors. Appropriate projects would include (but are not limited to) studies of neuroendocrine tumor biology, epidemiology, risk factors, clinical outcomes, novel treatment strategies, and translational research projects with clear clinical significance. 

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Online Submission Information - Step by Step 

Affirmations

To start the submission process, you must agree to the following:

  1. I understand that 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. 
  2. I understand that the submission of a proposal does not guarantee funding.
  3. I certify that, if approved for funding, the proposed study must undergo the review and approval process of applicable oversight/ethics committees (e.g., IRB, EC, IACUC, etc.). 

APPLICATION SECTIONS

The total word count is 2,750 words. Word counts are suggested for each section.

The online system will lead you through the following required sections.

TITLE AND CATEGORY

Project Title - Enter the title of your submission in Sentence Case, not ALL CAPS. Bold, Italics, and Underline are not allowed.

Category – Select grant category for your application:

  • NANETS Basic/Translational Science Investigator (BTSI)
  • NANETS Clinical Investigator Scholarship (NCIS)
  • NANETS Theranostics Investigator Grant (NTIG)
  • NANETS Young Investigator Award (YI)

APPLICANT AND MENTOR(S) INFORMATION

Add yourself as the Author and Presenter (select both boxes). Add your affiliations and disclosures.

Select Save (you may need to scroll down to see it).

Select “Add author” to enter your mentor(s)’ name, affiliation and disclosures.

Select Save (you may need to scroll down to see it).

More than one mentor is allowed. Enter information accordingly. 

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT PLAN

750 words. This should be written together by the mentor and applicant. It 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

500 words. The applicant should include a 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 basic science researcher and/or clinician in the field of neuroendocrine tumors.

MENTOR DEVELOPMENT PLAN

500 words. 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

1,000 words. Please refer to the Selection Criteria outlined in the RFA and be sure to address the criteria specific to the grant for which you are applying.

PROPOSED BUDGET

Grant funds can be used to support the salary of the applicant, project costs and/or travel. Indirect expenses are capped at five percent (5%). Attach a detailed budget spreadsheet on the Uploads page. There is a 5% indirects cap which must be accounted for within the total grant award amount.

REQUIRED UPLOADS (PDF)

  1. NIH Biosketch of Applicant (5 page maximum)
  2. NIH Biosketch of Mentor (5 page maximum)
  3. Letter of Mentor Support (1 page maximum)
  4. Letter of Institutional Support (1 page maximum)
  5. Detailed Budget

OPTIONAL: You may upload one file with a maximum of two figures or tables (2 figures, 1 figure and 1 table, or 2 tables). Each figure or table must be numbered and have a clear title.

PREVIEW AND FINISH

The summary page shows all parts of your submission already completed. If there are any missing required fields, a message is displayed in red. If your submission is complete, please click Finish Submission and Close at the bottom of the page or on the right hand side. If you are not ready to submit, you can close the window and return at a later time, log in and finish your submission. If you submit and would like to make changes, you can do so by logging in and reopening your submission. Editing will be allowed up until the submission deadline. 

Questions

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