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Neuro-Oncology Through Research and Education

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Grant Review Initiative

In keeping with our mission to help nurture research in the field of neuro-oncology, the Society for Neuro-Oncology has commenced a new initiative to provide young investigators with guidance that will assist them in obtaining their first peer reviewed funding for clinical or basic research. Young investigators may submit an application to have their work reviewed by two senior neuro-oncology professionals.

To view the list of grant reviewers, click here.


There is no charge to participate in this program.  To be eligible for grant review the following criteria must be met:
1. Applicant is a SNO member (full or trainee),
2. Applicant is making his or her first application for a national  peer reviewed grant (RO1, R21, K award or equivalent),
3. Review request is made at least 10 weeks prior to grant submission deadline, and
4. Applicant is in the first 5 years of his or her new faculty appointment.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive analysis but an initial review of the overall objectives and aims. A further detailed review by an institutional colleague is highly recommended. Whether this SNO review constitutes a conflict of interest for future review requests by other granting agencies, will be left to the reviewers discretion.

Submitting an application
The applicant must fill out and return a completed application form.  Two reviewers, who will remain anonymous and maintain confidentiality of the application reviewed, will be selected from the four chosen by the applicant from the list provided in the application. SNO will make every effort to see that the review is completed within two weeks of submission. Upon completion of the review process, the applicant will be asked to submit a feedback form and notify the SNO administrative office of the final outcome of grant application. Download application.

The Society for Neuro-Oncology wishes to thank Abhijit Guha, MD, Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD, Mark Gilbert, MD and Russell Pieper, PhD, for organizing this initiative.  The Society also acknowledges the Victor Levin Founders Society for generously providing an honoraria to the grant reviewers.