CNETS Canada is committed to improving the quality of life and survival for NET patients across Canada. To deliver on this vision, CNETS Canada has been supporting NET-research since 2011, initially through a partnership-based approach and since 2016 through its independent Research Funding Framework. This is the third year in which CNETS Canada are offering NET research grants across Canada for NET research based on their framework.
The NET patient community has continually demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting CNETS Canada’s fundraising efforts. In March 2018, CNETS Canada reached out to the patient community through an online, anonymous survey to gather feedback and input on setting the research priorities for CNETS Canada sponsored grants for the next 2-3 years. Close to 200 responses from across Canada, to the NET RESEARCH PRIORITIES SURVEY were received. Based on the positive community feedback, the research priorities will be used as part of the eligibility criteria for the 2018 NET research grant competition.
The 2018 Neuroendocrine Tumour Research Grant will provide grant-in-aid for research projects up to a maximum of $40,000 per project.
In 2016 and 2017 CNETS Canada awarded 2 NET research grants per year, based on the research funds that were raised by the Canadian NET Community. For 2018, CNETS Canada is thrilled to announce that 3 NET research grants will be awarded, thanks to the tremendous fundraising efforts of Bailey and Jonathan Daniels. In their honour, this NET research grant will be named The Daniels Constellation Fund for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research. Bailey, a NET cancer patient, and her husband Jonathan are an amazing example of how two people can truly make a difference. Along with their friends, families and supporters they have made an incredibly meaningful contribution to the NET community through their fundraising activities. We extend our sincere thanks to them for choosing to direct their funds towards NET cancer research.
Important dates for the 2018 NET Research Grant Competition:
Call for Applications: September 27th, 2018
Deadline for Pre-Application (Project Title, abstract, keywords and names of applicants): October 31st, 2018
Application Deadline: November 15th, 2018
Anticipated Notice of Decision: December 15th, 2018
Funding Validity Date: 2 years starting July 1st, 2019