Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Program for Imaging Scientists
Read full news release: https://chanzuckerberg.com/newsroom/new-funding-opportunity-to-bring-more-engineering-expertise-to-biomedical-imaging/
$1.25M/5 years. 15% IDC included.
- The maximum budget that can be requested is $250,000 total costs per year for five years (no more than $1,250,000 total for five years). Note that it will be an initial three-year period followed by a potential two-year renewal, awarded as a new grant. No more than $200,000 per year can be requested for salary and fringe benefits of the Imaging Scientist, $20,000 per year for teaching and travel expenses, and 15% indirect costs for the institution. Indirect costs are limited to 15% of direct costs.
Application: 07.30.20 by 5 PM PT
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) seeks to support the work of up to 15 Imaging Scientists who will work at the interface of biology, microscopy hardware, and imaging software at imaging core facilities across the world. “Imaging Scientists” might be engineers, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, or biologists who have focused on technology development in either light or electron microscopy, medical imaging, or data analysis fields. The primary goal of the program is to increase interactions between biologists and technology experts. The Imaging Scientists will have expertise in imaging hardware or software. A successful “Imaging Program” will employ an Imaging Scientist who: a) works collaboratively with experimental biologists on projects at the imaging core; b) participates in courses that disseminate advanced microscopy methods and analysis; c) trains students and postdocs in imaging technology; d) participates in a network of CZI Imaging Scientists to identify needs and drive advances in the imaging field; e) attends twice-yearly CZI scientific workshops and meetings in imaging and adjacent biomedical areas. Each grant will fund salary and fringe benefits for an Imaging Scientist at the imaging core, a modest travel and teaching budget, plus 15% indirect costs. The award period is three years plus an additional two years, awarded as a separate grant, if the Imaging Program passes a review at year three.
- The start date is no earlier than January 1, 2021. Actual start date may vary
- An imaging core may submit only one application, but different imaging cores from a single institution may submit separate applications
- The person submitting the application on behalf of the imaging core should be the Imaging Scientist
- The Imaging Program’s Scientist must be currently employed at the institution submitting the application. The Imaging Scientist’s Biosketch and Personal Statement must be provided in the application
- Imaging cores should serve a broad community of scientists at their institutions, not just a small number of labs
- Imaging Scientists should have expertise with either hardware or software. We welcome applications from both medical and basic science imaging cores
- CZI encourages applications from underrepresented minorities, women, and early career scientists