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Caring for Carcinoid Foundation-AACR Grant for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research

Grant Amount:

$250,000 USD

Expected Number of Funded Grants:

1

Grant Term:

2 Year(s)

Start of Grant Term:

7/1/2015

Application Deadline:

11/19/2014 12:00:00 PM

Application Deadline Time Zone:

Eastern Standard Time

Decision Date:

3/2015

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions are available in PDF format.

Additional Information:

April 21, 2015 - Grant recipient must attend the Grants Reception and Dinner and formally accept the grant. Support for travel and complimentary registration to attend the Annual Meeting will be provided separate from the grant by the AACR.

Description:

The Caring for Carcinoid Foundation-AACR Grant for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research represents a joint effort to promote and support innovative cancer research. This grant is available to full time, independent junior and senior investigators to develop and study new ideas and innovative approaches that have direct application and relevance to carcinoid tumors or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Applications are invited from researchers currently in the field as well as investigators with experience in other areas of cancer or biomedical research who have promising ideas and approaches that can be applied to carcinoid tumor or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor research.

Research Project Criteria:

Proposals will be accepted for new ideas and innovative approaches that have direct application and relevance to carcinoid tumors or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Proposed research projects can be in any discipline including basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological cancer research.

Applications are invited from researchers currently in the field as well as from investigators with experience in other areas of cancer or biomedical research who have promising ideas or approaches that they will directly apply to carcinoid tumors or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Investigators who have powerful experimental tools that will lead to a better understanding of neuroendocrine tumor biology, elucidate the mechanisms of currently available therapies in neuroendocrine tumors, or identify new treatment targets for carcinoid tumors or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are encouraged to apply. However, the applicability of the proposed project to carcinoid tumor or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor research must be fully described. A track record of research in this specific field is not a requirement for funding.

The research priorities of the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation include a desire to equitably provide support for both carcinoid tumor and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor research. Genomic, RNA, and proteomic studies of carcinoid tumors and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors that complement ongoing genome-wide sequencing efforts funded by Caring for Carcinoid Foundation will be considered, but submission of studies that are duplicative of projects currently funded by the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation (see http://www.caringforcarcinoid.org/research/grants/current-research) should be avoided.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further terminal degree.

Applications will be accepted from independent investigators at all levels who are affiliated with an academic, medical or research institution anywhere in the world.

Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible. Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for‐profit private industry may serve as Collaborators, but no grant funds may be directed towards these individuals.

Any individual who currently holds an active AACR grant may not apply. Current recipients of a Caring for Carcinoid Foundation grant not funded by the AACR may apply, but may not request funding for costs already supported by the existing grant. Past grantees may apply if they complied with all progress and financial report requirements.

Investigators may submit only one application for the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation-AACR Grant for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research but may concurrently apply for other AACR grants. However, applicants are expected to accept the first grant they are awarded. Individuals may accept and hold only one AACR grant at a time.

Members of the Scientific Review Committee are not eligible to apply for a Caring for Carcinoid Foundation-AACR Grant for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research.

Citizenship Requirements:

There are no citizenship requirements.

AACR Membership Requirements:

​​​AACR membership is required. Nonmembers interested in this grant opportunity must submit a satisfactory application for AACR Active Membership by Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The application will be applied to 2014 membership dues. Applications may be submitted using the Official AACR Membership Application online downloaded as a PDF and submitted to the AACR office with the required documents.

Application Instructions:

​AACR requires applicants to submit an electronic application by noon, Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, using the proposalCENTRAL website at https://proposalcentral.altum.com.

Program Guidelines and Application Instructions​ are available in PDF format.

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