Grant Name: Grant Submission Example - Neuroendocrine Tumor Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE)

Sponsoring Organization: University of Iowa Neuroendocrine Tumor Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE)

Deadline: 21 July 2017

Grant Amount: $50,000

Eligibility Requirements:

The University of Iowa Neuroendocrine Tumors Specialized Program of Research Excellence (NET SPORE) is a center grant funded through the National Cancer Institute. The mission of the NET SPORE Developmental Research Program is to encourage innovative laboratory and clinical studies in neuroendocrine tumor research, and to provide funds to support previously untested hypotheses or other innovative research objectives that address problems in neuroendocrine cancer. The project duration is one year, September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018.

Investigators planning to conduct their research in universities, hospitals, research institutions, and federal agencies are eligible to apply. Applicants must hold either a PhD or MD degree or equivalent. Applicants may be of any rank including resident, fellow, associate, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. Applicants do not need to hold a position at the University of Iowa but collaboration with faculty at the UI will result in a more favorable review.

Submission Requirements:

Letter-of-Concept (LOC):
Submit a 1-2 page LOC describing the proposed research. The LOC must include a clearly stated Hypothesis, clear idea of how the project will translate in the given time frame into a submitted NIH proposal, and any evidence supporting feasibility (from research or literature). Include specific aims, a statement outlining the potential of the research to improve the detection, diagnosis or treatment of neuroendocrine tumors, evidence of the high impact the research will have in the field, a few key references, and the expertise of investigators. Letters-of-Concept will be reviewed by the Career Enhancement Research Committee of the UI Neuroendocrine Tumor SPORE with selected investigators invited to submit full proposals.

The letter-of-concept should include the following information:

  • Overview of the proposed project
  • Biosketch of PI and expertise of other investigators
  • Relevance of the project to Neuroendocrine Tumor research
  • Statement of how the proposed project will lead to a full research project with funding potential

Contact Person's Name: Karla Stout

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Support Documents: 2017 Spore Grant Announcement