Applications open for the 2022 NCUK Research Grant



We are pleased to announce the 2022 round of the Neuroendocrine Cancer UK Research Grant in support of NET research. This is open to basic science, clinical and translational researchers from investigators across all healthcare disciplines in the UK and Ireland. Applications are invited from UKINETS members. Funds supporting the grant have been raised by Neuroendocrine Cancer UK. The aim of this grant is to provide pump-priming funds to support research projects designed to improve outcomes for patients with Neuroendocrine Tumours and is not to be utilised as part of a bigger research programme. 

Ambitious proposals that encourage collaborations between centres are encouraged. It is anticipated that these grants will lead 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 

• One grant of £30,000 is available 

• Application forms should be completed on the template below and submitted to Louise Gammon at the UKI NETS Office ([email protected]) by 1700 on 3 October 2022.

• Grants will be assessed by a committee comprising members of the UKINETS Research Committee, UKINETS, Neuroendocrine Cancer UK and at least one external referee 

• The successful projects will be listed on the UKINETS and Neuroendocrine Cancer UK 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 this template 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