Since 2013 there have been 4 research grants awarded through funds raised by the NET Patient Foundation and UKINETs. The objective of these grants is to offer support for NET research groups to obtain pilot data leading to larger comprehensive studies. To date, all recipients have achieved this objective.
For each grant call there has been an enthusiastic response from NET research groups throughout the UK. The quality of the applications to date has been extremely high, and following external peer review, four applications have been funded. The projects funded to date are summarized below and have furthered our knowledge of NET epidemiology, early diagnosis and biology.
The TransNETS committee was replaced by the UKINETs Research Committee in early 2016, this committee will now oversee the application process and award of the new NET Patient Foundation grants. Applications for the 2016 grant are now open. Please see below for details.
We would like to thank the NET Patient Foundation and its supporters for a fantastic achievement in raising research funds and hope that we can continue to work together to raise the profile of NETs and build on success of the past five years.
Dr Chrissie Thirlwell, Chair – UKINETS Research Committee
2016 NET Patient Foundation Research Grants
We are pleased to announce the launch of the third NET Patient Foundation research grant in support of NET research. This is open to both clinical and translational research from investigators in the UK and Ireland. Funds have been raised solely by the NET Patient Foundation, and applications are invited from UKINETS members holding substantive appointments. This aim of these grants are provide pump-priming funds supporting research projects aimed to improve outcomes for patients with Neuroendocrine Tumours. Ambitious projects that encourage collaborations between centres are encouraged. It is anticipated that these grants will lead on to more substantive grant funding and applicants are required to provide a clear development plan as part of the proposal. Proposals are welcome from researchers in all relevant fields of neuroendocrine tumour research including all GEP tumours, bronchial and rectal NETs, adrenal and medullary thyroid cancers. However, small cell cancer of lung is beyond the remit of this funding stream. The funds are to be used to cover research costs but not travel expenses, salaries or major equipment.
- A single grant of £30,000 is available
- Application forms should be completed according to the template below and submitted to Molly Ross at the UKI NETS Office ([email protected]) by 30th September 2016
- Grants will be assessed by a committee comprising members of the UKINETs Research Committee, UKINETS, the NET Patient Foundation and at least one external referee
- The successful project will be listed on the UKINETS and NET Patient Foundation website
- A report will be required on the anniversary of the award and presentation of a research update will be requested at the annual UKINETs meeting
Instructions for completion
- The application should be completed using the template below and be no more than four sides of A4 (Arial 11pt)
- Background should be no more than 500 words and provide preliminary data and justification for the proposed work
- Proposal should be no more than 750 words and provide details of what work will be undertaken and how the work will be taken forward in the future
- Costing should include a clear justification for use of the funds and describe existing support for the project