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Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-AACR Grant | Grant Status - Open

Grant Amount$ 250,000 USD

Expected Number of
Funded Grants

1

Grant Term

2 Year(s)

Start of Grant Term

7/1/2017

Application Deadline

12/13/2016 1:00:00 PM

Application Deadline Time Zone

Eastern Standard Time

Decision Date

3/2017

Additional Information

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions​ are available in PDF format.

​Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner (April 4, 2017) to formally accept the grant. Grant funds may be used to support the grantee's registration and attendance at this Annual Meeting.

Description

The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-AACR Grant represents a joint effort to promote and support innovative cancer research. This grant is available to independent junior and senior investigators to develop and study new ideas and innovative approaches that have direct application and relevance to intestinal carcinoid and pancreatic 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 intestinal carcinoid and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor research.

The grant provides $250,000 over two years  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 (including tuition costs), and 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).

Research Project Criteria

Proposals will be accepted for new ideas and innovative approaches that have direct application and relevance to intestinal carcinoid or pancreatic 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 intestinal carcinoid or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Investigators who have powerful experimental tools that will lead to a better understanding of the biology of these tumors, that will elucidate the mechanisms of currently available therapies  or identify new treatment targets for intestinal carcinoid  or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are encouraged to apply. However, the applicability of the proposed project to intestinal carcinoid and/or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor research must be fully described. A track record of research in this specific field is not a requirement for funding.  

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral 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.

All applicants with questions about eligibility should contact AACR's Scientific Review and Grants Administration Department (AACR's SRGA) at grants@aacr.org before submitting an application.

Citizenship Requirements

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 they are 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 they applied.

AACR Membership Requirements

​​​AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active Membership by Tuesday, December 13, 2016. The application will be applied to 2016 membership dues. Applications may be submitted using the Official Application for Membership online or downloaded as a PDF and submitted to the AACR office with the required documents. ​

Application Instructions

​AACR requires applicants to submit an electronic application by 1:00pm, US Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, using the proposalCENTRAL website at https://proposalcentral.altum.com.