Thank you to Novartis for supporting the NANETS Young Investigator Award. 

This grant is meant to encourage scientists at the end of their fellowship or beginning of their faculty appointment to pursue basic and/or translational research focused on neuroendocrine tumors. The investigator/mentor relationship is an important component to all NANETS awards. NANETS strongly believes that the establishment of a mentorship plan is imperative to progress as a scientist and is the foundation of a successful NET career. 

The NANETS Young Investigator Award (YI) is a one year award and will provide $50,000 in funding, which will be directed to the sponsoring institution. The YI recipient will be expected to present their findings as a poster or oral presentation at the NANETS Annual Symposium.  At the conclusion of the grant year, the recipient must provide NANETS with a written progress report of the project and a budget reconciliation.

  • Scientific summary of the research project
  • Budget reconciliation
  • Any lessons learned that would be useful to other research scientists
  • Investigator’s future clinical and research plans, especially in regards to the field of neuroendocrine tumors
  • Listing of reference citations for all articles or presentations arising from the recipient’s research project
  • Description of how the YI research grant has impacted recipient’s career


  • Candidates must have a MD, MD/PhD, PhD, DO degree or equivalent
  • Candidates must be in the first 5 years of a faculty appointment (instructor, research scientist or above) in an accredited medical school or other institution in North America
  • Candidates must be a NANETS member
  • Previous recipients of BTSI or NCIS awards are not eligible to apply. 

Criteria for selection will include both the research proposal itself and the potential of the individual to make future scientific and/or clinical contributions to the neuroendocrine tumor field. Strong emphasis will be placed on the career development plan and the applicant’s personal statements, as well as the research proposal. The research proposals section should focus on research projects with the potential to directly impact and improve the treatment of patients with neuroendocrine tumors. Appropriate projects would include (but are not limited to) studies of neuroendocrine tumor epidemiology, risk factors, clinical outcomes, novel treatment strategies, and translational research projects with clear clinical significance. The research proposal can include development of a clinical trial and/or correlative studies involving existing clinical trials.

Learn more about eligibility requirements for this grant and how to submit an application.