ENETS CoE Synergy Grant 2022

The ENETS CoE Synergy Grant is designed to:

  • Increase collaboration within NET Centers/ENETS Centers of Excellence (CoE).
  • Accelerate recruiting in prospective and retrospective clinical trials.
  • Achieve reliable numbers of data answering NEN-relevant scientific questions.
  • Involve young researchers in collaborative research.

Awarded amount: up to 80,000 €

Application deadline: 28 July 2022 (23:59 CEST)

How to apply: All applications need to be submitted via the ENETS website by clicking the button below. (Unfortunately, ENETS will not be in a position to accept any applications submitted via email.)

Notification: First half of October 2022

Eligibility and selection criteria:

The candidate should be a:

  • Lead investigator of a workgroup including participants from various NET centers, preferably ENETS Centers of Excellence (for example ≥ 5 NET centers).
  • Current ENETS member.

The research project must have:

  • A potential to directly impact and improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neuroendocrine tumors.
  • A potential social-economic impact (for epidemiological and related clinical studies).
  • A positive effect on collaboration between ENETS Centers of Excellence.

Appropriate projects should have a clear clinical significance and would include (but are not limited to) studies of neuroendocrine tumor clinical outcomes, novel treatment strategies, and translational research projects.

The decision will be based on the scientific quality, novelty of the study, and its potential of benefit for patients.

Awarded grant money:

The grant amount may vary with the number of participating NET centers and the research question.

Centers should be aware that they can decide about the amount of money they apply for in compliance with the realistic budget justification. The funds can be used to support the  

  • Administrative project work at the site of PI and/or collaborating centers
  • Personal costs
  • Research costs (consumables) and/or
  • Travel.

The budget plan needs to state further resources and co-funding of the project and give a rationale how the grant/financial means and the other funding will be allocated (e.g. between the PI and the collaborators).

The review committee will decide whether the requested money is appropriate.

PIs/Workgroup Leaders of very promising research projects funded by an ENETS grant can apply for extension of the funding period for maximum 1 year.

Grants cannot be awarded to the same research group in subsequent years, but CoEs may and should participate in different (funded) CoE projects.

Grants are to be made use of within the financial year in which they have been granted (in justified cases a postponement may be allowed).

Grant application components:

The grant application must have the following components:

  1. Title page: Applicant surname, first name, degrees, project title, institution, names of collaborating institutions, names of collaborators
  2. Bio sketch/track record of the PI of the Network (analogue to NIH guidelines)
  3. Number, names and written commitments of Collaborating Centers (CoE) including an estimation of number of patients/samples they will bring in
  4. Research Plan
  5. Estimated budget and co-funding.

Disbursement, deliverables, and milestones:

The grant will be paid in 2 tranches to the institution of the principal investigator. The PI will be in charge to distribute the money according to the budget plan and to provide an annual report and budget reconciliation. The ENETS Grant Reviewing Committee will decide on whether the second tranche will be disbursed. Any changes to the budget need to be approved by ENETS before they occur.

Another budget reconciliation is required at the end of the project as well as a list of outputs of the research (e.g. abstracts, grants won, publications, etc.).

ENETS Synergy Grant recipients are obliged to acknowledge ENETS as a sponsor in the credentials of any publication of the results of the grant supported project.