**DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 19, 2020, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time **

In acknowledgment of extenuating circumstances caused by the coronavirus, NANETS is extending the deadline for research grant proposals to Friday, June 19, 2020, midnight Pacific Time. This extension applies to all research submissions (BTSI, NCIS, NTIG).

Purpose

The NANETS Theranostics Investigator Grant encourages early career professionals to pursue research focused in theranostics and neuroendocrine tumors. This grant will further the exploration of theranostics and its potential to improve the diagnosis and management of neuroendocrine tumors. Given the recent and substantial advances in the area of nuclear theranostics in particular, there is an urgent need to support more of the high-quality research proposals that we receive in this field.

Award Sponsor

The 2020 NANETS Clinical Investigator Scholarship Award is sponsored by Advanced Accelerator Applications (link is external).

Eligibility

The NANETS Theranostics Investigator Grant encourages early career professionals to pursue research focused in theranostics and neuroendocrine tumors. This grant will further the exploration of theranostics and its potential to improve the diagnosis and management of neuroendocrine tumors. Given the recent and substantial advances in the area of nuclear theranostics in particular, there is an urgent need to support more of the high-quality research proposals that we receive in this field.

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 NBTSI, NCIS or NTIG awards are not eligible to apply.

Selection Criteria

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 proposal section should focus on research projects with the potential to directly impact and improve the treatment of patients with neuroendocrine tumors. Appropriate projects include basic, translational or clinical research in the area of theranostics and NETs. This includes (but is not limited to) studies of neuroendocrine tumor genetics, physiology, nuclear physics and biology, epidemiology, risk factors, clinical outcomes, novel treatment strategies, and translational research projects with clear clinical significance. The research proposal can include development of a clinical trial and/or correlative studies involving existing clinical trials.

NANETS welcomes innovative applications in development of new diagnostic and therapeutic radionuclides, pre-clinical studies of theranostics combined with other modalities of treatment, investigator-initiated clinical trials, and studies of health care economics. The focus may be in any basic science, pre-clinical, or clinical arena so long as the approach for conducting the studies includes a supportive, multi-disciplinary environment including a strong mentoring team well versed in theranostics.

Award Term

The NANETS Theranostics Investigator Grant Award is a two-year $100,000 award and will provide $50,000 in funding each year, which will be directed to the sponsoring institution. Notification to the recipient will be made in mid-July 2020. The award period is January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022. The first installment of funds will be dispersed to the sponsoring institution on or about January 15, 2021.

Reporting Requirements

The recipient must provide NANETS with a written progress report of the project and a budget reconciliation annually. 

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.  

 

New Submission Process!

NANETS is using an online system for the submission of applications. The system allows for editing until the June 19th deadline. Instructions are provided once you log in. The online system will lead you through the following required sections:

TITLE AND CATEGORY

  • Project Title
  • Select Category: BTSI, NCIS, NTIG

APPLICANT AND MENTOR(S) INFORMATION

CAREER DEVELOPMENT PLAN

750 word limit. 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 word limit. 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 word limit. 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 word limit. Please refer to the Selection Criteria outlined above and be sure to address the criteria specific to the grant for which you are applying.

PROPOSED BUDGET

Grant funds are to be used to support the costs associated with the approved research project. AAA funds may not be used for any portion of the salary of the recipient attributable to work or services for which the HCO or recipient bills others (such as investigative or consulting services or research funded by AAA or other third parties). Indirect expenses are capped at five percent (5%) and must be within the $100,000 total amount. The maximum grant amount is $100,000.

UPLOADS (REQUIRED)

  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 (xls, xlsx or cvs format)

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.

 

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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.