Apply now for UKINETS/NET Patient Foundation Research Grants

We are pleased to announce the 2018 round of the UKINETs and NET Patient Foundation research grants in support of NET research. This is open to basic science, clinical and translational researchers from investigators in the UK and Ireland.

Applications are invited from UKINETS members. Funds supporting the grants have been raised by the NET Patient Foundation and UKINETs. The aim of these grants is to provide pump-priming funds to support 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.

Application process 

Two grants of £25,000 are available

  • NET Patient Foundation grant
  • Aileen Weddle grant

Application forms should be completed using this template and submitted to Laura Dudley at the UKI NETS Office ([email protected]) by 14th October 2018. Please note that all applications will be considered for BOTH grants. If you have any trouble downloading the application form, please contact Laura Dudley at the email above.

  • 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 projects will be listed on the UKINETS and NET Patient Foundation websites
  • 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