NCUK & UKI NETS Grants and Research Opportunities

Advancing Neuroendocrine Cancer Research

NCUK’s new campaign, Advancing Neuroendocrine Cancer Research, aims to raise more funds for Neuroendocrine Cancer research to support those with the condition both today and in the future.

NCUK & UKINETS are now able to offer three strands of research funding and opportunity.

NCUK & UKINETS Pump-priming grant – Applications now open

We are pleased to announce the 2023 round of the NCUK & UKINETS pump-priming grant in support of neuroendocrine cancer (NC) research.

The aim of this grant is to provide pump-priming funds to support research projects designed to improve outcomes for patients with neuroendocrine cancer.

Application criteria for pump-priming grant

All projects must fulfil the following criteria and will be judged against this:

  • Proposals from researchers in all relevant fields of NC research in the UK & Ireland.
  • Research projects must improve outcomes for patients with neuroendocrine cancer.
  • Potential to lead to more substantive funding.
  • A robust outcome measurement.
  • Ambitious proposals that encourage collaboration between centres are encouraged.
  • The funds are to be used to cover research costs but not travel expenses, salaries or major equipment. This grant is not to be utilised as part of a bigger research programme.


One grant of up to £30,000 will be awarded.

For more information, and to apply, please click here…


NCUK & UKINETS Surgical Speciality Lead

The Surgical Speciality Lead will act as a key link between the designated Surgical Trials Centres and national clinical research networks within their discipline. The Surgical Speciality Lead will be supported for three years to develop multicentre clinical trials within their area of expertise. In the first year, each Surgical Speciality Lead would be expected to work up two proposals with the trials centre and their clinical collaborative group, one of which would be taken forward to pilot phase and funding.

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Practice-changing grants, a collaboration between NCUK & UKINETS – Applications now closed

To help patients today, NCUK are launching these practice-changing grants in collaboration with UKINETS to help people with neuroendocrine cancer.

The aim is to support healthcare professionals to find new and practical ways to help improve the lives of people with neuroendocrine cancer with rapid implementation (within 12 months).

These grants are open to any healthcare professional. NCUK will fund a maximum of 3 grants of up to £10,000 each per year.

Please email Lisa at [email protected] if you have any questions about the grants.