Request For Applications

As a core part of our educational mission, NNECOS launched an educational program grant funding opportunity for member practices across Northern New England in 2016.

Our goal with this grant is to make it easy to obtain funding for regional educational events targeting the gamut of cancer care providers including physicians, nurses and other critical allied health care providers, as well as programs geared to patients, their families, and the general public.

Examples of such events in the past have included visiting professorships, mini-symposia focused on a specific theme or topic, patient education symposia, and nursing education forums such as the OCN review course.

Successful applications will fund up to $4,000 in support of the event including speakers or educators of your choosing. We will not be offering CME support for these events.

The process is straightforward. Follow the online link below to apply. NNECOS will award a limited number of educational grants (typical range between $2,000 and $4,000) in sponsorship of regional educational activities. NNECOS will accept requests for applications (RFAs) from NNECOS members and review applications on a rolling basis until available funding has been awarded. 

If you're interested in having NNECOS sponsor an educational opportunity, but don't know where to start, contact us at for assistance! We are here to help! 


Applicant Responsibilities:

  1. Submit plans for meeting and detailed budget via online application process
  2. Assume all responsibility for adhering to his/her practice or institution guidelines
  3. Provide appropriate recognition/acknowledgment of NNECOS as program sponsor
  4. Provide post-event report/documentation, within 7 days of the event, including a summary of the meeting attendance, budgetary issues, etc.
  • NNECOS encourages and prioritizes the use of local expertise within the NNECOS and tri-state area for faculty
NNECOS Responsibilities:
  1. Review proposals and provide feedback
  2. Provide guidance as requested
  3. Provide funding in a timely manner


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Past Approved Grants Include

  • Grief Retreat - Shelburne, VT
  • GI Malignancies Nursing Education - Dinner Program - St. Johnsbury, VT
  • OCN Review Course - DHMC Lebanon

  • Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Education Program - Vermont Cancer Support (Survivor) Network
  • Patient Education Symposium - 3/4 day patient symposium for myeloma patients and their families - DHMC 
  • Stowe Weekend of Hope -  Hope and Wellness Through Movement Day
  • Factors Predicting Biomodality versus Trimodality Therapy in Esophageal Cancer
  • Genomic and Clinical Correlates between Breast Cancer and Bovine Leukemia Virus
  • Trends in Risk Factors and Screening Practices for newly-diagnosed patients with melanoma
  • Visiting Professors
  • Visiting Professor - Genetic Evaluation of Breast Cancer Patients (tumor board, lecture, case presentation meetings, journal club) - Northern Light Cancer Institute
  • Visiting Professor - Management of Advanced Adenocarcinoma of Prostate - (tumor board, lecture, case presentation meetings, journal club) - EMMC Cancer Care
  • Visiting Professor - Bone Marrow Transplant for Heme Malignancies - (tumor board, lecture, case presentation meetings, journal club) - EMMC Cancer Care
  • Visiting Professor - Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant - Lecture at UVM Grand Rounds -- Burlington, VT
  • Visiting Professor - Sarcoma - Lecture at UVM Grand Rounds - Burlington, VT

2019 Funded Programs
On Saturday, October 26th, 37 nurses gathered for the NNECOS sponsored OCN Review Course, presented in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. On September 24th,  Dr. Edwin Choy, Director of Sarcoma Research, Division of Hematology-Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital presented at the UVM Medical Center's Hematology-Oncology Grand Rounds.

NNECOS President-Elect Dr. Marie Wood was a visiting professor at Northern Light Cancer Institute in Brewer, Maine. During her visit, Dr. Wood participated in tumor board, gave a talk about the genetic evaluation of breast cancer patients, met with physicians for case presentations and led a journal club over lunch.


NNECOS was delighted to once again sponsor the Stowe Weekend of Hope Movement Day

2018 Funded Programs


Educational program grants can also be used to sponsor dinner programs. Last spring, NNECOS member Anna Schaal submitted an application for a NNECOS sponsored a GI Malignancies Dinner Program at The Taproom.  NNECOS is delighted to announce that an educational program grant has been awarded to the Stowe Weekend of Hope in support of the Hope and Wellness Through Movement Day. Founded in 2001, the Stowe Weekend of Hope offers an educational and inspirational retreat for cancer survivors and their families.

Steven Ades, M.D., M.Sc., Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology Division, The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine was the NNECOS visiting professor at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor and Cancer Care of Maine, Brewer on April 4, 2018. He began the day by attending the multidisciplinary cancer conference, followed by a talk on ‘new advances in the treatment of metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate.’ Dr. Ades also gave a lunchtime seminar on ‘advances in imaging and treatment of oligometastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate.’ Sessions were attended by the medical, surgical and radiation oncology departments, as well as CCOM nurses, advanced practice nurses and research staff. Dr. Ades’ visit was sponsored by a NNECOS Educational Program Grant.

NNECOS was pleased to support a traveling educational presentation on the medicinal uses of medical marijuana and CBD to cancer patients and their families. The program was presented by the Vermont Cancer Support Network in Berlin, Benington, Rutland and St. Albans.

 Last fall, a NNECOS co-sponsored OCN Review Course at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was hosted thanks to an Educational Program Grant

    2017 Funded Programs
    • June 2017 -  bone marrow transplant for heme malignancies - EMMC Cancer Care
    • October 2017 - "Acute Leukemia or Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant" - UVM Grand Rounds

    2016 Funded Programs

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