AMEND wishes to support research and is provides grants when funds allow to enable medical researchers to supplement an existing project or pump-prime new research ideas. Applicants must be registered members of AMEND and the successful projects must be specifically directed to the study of endocrine tumours, within the context of the Charity’s remit. Awards are only available to projects carried out within the United Kingdom and Eire. Each project grant is usually worth up to £10,000, although smaller and larger amounts have been awarded. The availability of our Research Awards are subject to appropriate levels of surplus funds and the financial needs of other areas work of AMEND.
2023 ACC Research Award Round CLOSED*
(Deadline 31 August, 2023)
The Elliot Dallen Award for ACC Research forms part of the annual grants programme for 2022-2024. The Elliot Dallen Trust was set up by the family and friends of the late Elliot Dallen, who had ACC. The Elliot Dallen Trust has granted AMEND a fund of £10,000 specifically for research into adrenocortical cancer. This grant will be available for three years from and including 2022.
*2023 Research Awards
AMEND is currently redeveloping its strategy and working on strengthening the sustainability of the charity, which includes finding ways to diversify income streams and recruit new or additional members of staff. Together with challenges in income generation caused by the current financial climate, this means that the general Research Awards were suspended for 2023 and 2024 by the Board of Trustees at their meeting on 25th March 2023 (unless substantial funds are sourced in the meantime). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however, the Trustees feel that the securing the future of the charity is a bigger priority at present. This does not affect the restricted Research Funding for ACC provided by the Elliot Dallen Trust.
For further information and criteria, please view the application form:
AMEND Research Fund Application Form
NIHR Non-Commercial Partnership
AMEND is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) non-commercial Partner. This means the studies that we fund may be eligible to access the NIHR Study Support Service which is provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network. The NIHR Clinical Research Network can now support health and social care research taking place in non-NHS settings, such as studies running in care homes or hospices, or public health research taking place in schools and other community settings. Read the full policy: Eligibility Criteria for NIHR Clinical Research Network Support.
In partnership with your local R&D office, we encourage you to involve your local NIHR Clinical Research Network team in discussions as early as possible when planning your study. This will enable you to fully benefit from the support available through the NIHR Study Support Service. To find out more, please visit: www.nihr.ac.uk/study-support-service
If your study involves NHS sites in England you will need to apply for Health Research Authority Approval. For guidance on submitting an application please visit: www.hra.nhs.uk.
Current and Past Award(s)
- 2023 Award: 1 project awarded funding for 2023 (ACC – thanks to the Elliot Dallen Charitable Trust). Click here to view the project.
- 2022 Awards: 2 projects have been awarded funding for 2022 (Phaeo/Para, ACC). Click here to view the projects
- 2021 Awards: 3 projects received funding in 2021 (MEN1, Phaeo/Para, ACC). Click here to view the projects.
- 2020 Awards: 2 projects received funding in 2020 (MEN1, Phaeo/Para). Click here to view the project outlines.
- 2019 Awards: 4 projects received funding in 2019 (MEN1, SDH, Pheo/Para, ACC) totalling £28,482.47. Click here to view the projects.
- 2015 Awards: 4 projects received funding 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