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

Grant Amount$ 250,000 USD

Grant Term

2 Year(s)

Start of Grant Term

7/1/2020

Application Deadline

1/7/2020 1:00:00 PM

Application Deadline Time Zone

Eastern Standard Time

Decision Date

3/2020

Additional Information

The grant recipient is required to present at the Annual NETRF Research Symposium, held in the spring, in Boston each year for the duration of the grant term and the year following completion of the project.

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 neuroendocrine tumors. Proposed research may be in any discipline of basic, translational, or clinical 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 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 associated with graduate students' education and training), 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).

Program Guidelines

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

Research Project Criteria

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, or clinical cancer research, and must focus on primary tumors in the pancreas, the GI tract, lung, or liver metastases. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: application of existing or new technologies to target NETs, deciphering the molecular underpinnings of NETs, cell invasion / metastasis, the immune microenvironment, diagnostics, new / optimized experimental models, cancer metabolism, etc.

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 the biology of these tumors, that will elucidate the mechanisms of currently available therapies 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.

Applications will be accepted from independent investigators who are affiliated with an academic, medical or research institution anywhere in the world.

Any individual who currently holds an active AACR or Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation-funded grant may not apply. Past AACR 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.

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.

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 the AACR's Scientific Review and Grants Administration Department (the 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

Applicants must be AACR members. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active membership by the application deadline. Nonmembers can apply for membership online or by submitting the Official Membership Application Form to the AACR with the required documents. Please review the Membership Categories for the category that best fits your qualifications. Members can renew their membership through myAACR to bring their membership current. You will need your logon (email address) and password to access the member portal. If you require assistance logging in, please contact myaacr@aacr.org. Lapsed members must be members in good standing by the application deadline and should contact the Membership Department at membership@aacr.org for assistance.

Application Instructions

​The AACR requires applicants to submit an online application by 1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, using the proposalCENTRAL website at https://proposalcentral.com.