AMEND Research Fund
AMEND wishes to support research and is providing up to £10,000 per year (subject to available funds) to enable medical researchers to supplement an existing project or pump-prime new research ideas. The successful project must be specifically directed to the study of endocrine tumours within the context of multiple endocrine neoplasia. This award is currently only available to projects carried out within the United Kingdom and Eire.
We are delighted to be able to offer a total 2019 Research Award Fund of £30,000, thanks to the incredible fundraising efforts of our members and supporters. £20,000 will be available specifically for projects looking at MEN1-related research in memory of Nick Fayers, and £10,000 will be available as usual for projects into any of the conditions associated with AMEND (MEN1, MEN2A, MEN2B, SDHx, MTC and ACC – and the tumours related to these conditions).
We now invite applications to be submitted by the deadline of 30 April 2019 using the form below:
For further information and criteria, please view the application form:
AMEND Research Fund Application Form
Appropriate research studies funded through AMEND’s Research Fund are now automatically eligible for NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) support and therefore entitled to:
- Use of the NIHR Coordinated System for gaining NHS Permissions (NIHR CSP) which is accessed via the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)
- Access NHS support via the NIHR Clinical Research Network.
Please note that to be eligible for NIHR CRN support any research study we fund must also meet the standard study eligibility criteria, namely that it:
- Requires NHS Research Ethics Committee approval and NHS permission
- Is a discrete structured research project with an appropriate study protocol
- Is of clear value to the NHS
- Involves NHS patients, staff, premises, facilities or resources
Current and Past Award(s)
- 2015 Awards: 4 projects have been funded in 2015, including 3 MTC projects from a special fund for 2015. Click here to view the projects which total £50,000.
- 2014 Award: Improved genetic diagnosis of MEN1 by next generation sequencing of the entire MEN1 gene. Ms Martina Owens, BSc, MA, Clinical Scientist, The Royal Devon & Exeter Molecular Genetics Centre. £9,910
- 2013 Award: Occurrence of microRNAs in the plasma of MEN1 patients and their feasibility as biomarkers. Ms Kate Lines, BSc (Hons), PhD, Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Endocrinology), OCDEM, Oxford. £9,994
- 2012 Award: Prophylactic Thyroidectomy in Children with MEN2 in the UK. Mr Francesco Prete, MD, PhD, Senior Clinical Fellow, Department of Endocrine Surgery, University College and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. £5,050