The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS) was established in 2007 with the mission of furthering neuroendocrine tumor disease diagnosis, treatment and management. Since its inception, NANETS has remained dedicated to this mission through the provision of increased education and research opportunities. NANETS is committed to connecting pioneers in the NET field to the young scientific minds who will make up the next generation of NET experts. It is through research that NANETS engages medical professionals in the early part of their careers to foster further exploration and advancement of NET diagnosis and treatment.

Since 2009, NANETS has awarded $2.7 million in research grants to 33 medical professionals who have dedicated themselves to pursue a career in the field of neuroendocrinology and NET disease. Please visit our Grant Recipients Page to see the range of research supported through NANETS over the years.


This year, NANETS is offering two research grants  to support innovative research initiatives and encourage young researchers and scientific clinicians to become NET specialists. Please click on the links to read the specifications for each grant.

1. NANETS Basic/Translational Science Investigator Grant (BTSI), supported by the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation, $100,000 over two years beginning January 2025.

2. NANETS Clinical Investigator Scholarship (NCIS), supported by Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Corporation, $50,000 over one year beginning January 2025.

These research opportunities are also made possible by the generous donations of NANETS members, patients and the families of those living with NETs.


NANETS welcomes applications from candidates who meet the following criteria:

Candidates must have a MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DO degree, or equivalent.

  • At the time of funding, candidates must be:
    Within 6 years of starting their first faculty position and currently have an academic appointment at an accredited medical school or other institution in North America,
  • OR hold a postdoctoral fellowship appointment at an accredited medical school or other institution in North America.

  • Candidates must be a NANETS member in good standing. 
  • Previous recipients of BTSI, NCIS, or NTIG awards are not eligible to apply.


 Application Review and Notification Process

 Applications are reviewed and scored by the NANETS’ Scientific Review & Research Committee comprised of NET medical research experts. 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 biology, epidemiology, risk factors, clinical outcomes, novel treatment strategies, and translational research projects with clear clinical significance.


 Important Dates to Remember:

  •  7/16/2024, 11:59 pm Pacific Time: Deadline to submit
    On or about 8/15/2024: Notifications sent
    8/30/2024: Last day to confirm acceptance of research grant
    10/10/2024: Letter of Agreement and all required paperwork due


 Submission Process

 Applications must be submitted via our online system by the deadline. Photocopies or facsimile copies will not be accepted and will be discarded.

● Login: If you are new to our portal, you will be asked to create a new account to submit yourapplication. NOTE: Upon account creation, you will be required to complete a profile page, fill out a conflict of interest form and upload a resume or CV.
● Please note: Even if you have used the submission portal for previous NANETS activities, additional information may be collected in the profile data. You will need to review and update your profile information, or it will appear incomplete. Specifically, the “Institution type” and “Race” questions may need to be completed again for some users.
● Editing a Proposal: You CAN NOT edit your proposal once it has been submitted.
● All communication will go through this system. You will be sent an email confirmation that your submission was received.

Submission Deadline: July 16, 2024 (23:59 PST)