Imaging Pilot Award Program
The Imaging pilot award program provides funding for junior investigators in the following areas:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Optical Imaging
- PET Tomography
- Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography/Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT), and
Structural, functional, or spectroscopic imaging studies in animals or human subjects with relevance to medical illness will be considered.
Duration: 1 year
Award Amount: $5,000 – 10,000
Quantity: Based upon availability of funds
At award time, qualified applicants must have an appointment as an Instructor, Assistant Professor (clinical or tenure track) or Associate Research Scientist at CUMC. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status is not required. Focus of the application should be on pilot studies which will lead to independent, external funding.
Funds are limited, and the main goal is to obtain pilot data for NIH, NSF or foundation grant applications. To ensure the methods proposed are optimal for the research question being posed, applications will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary selection committee with expertise in radiology and imaging. Budgets for approved projects will range from $5,000 to $10,000, as determined by the Imaging Review Committee.
Elisa E. Konofagou, PhD
Diana M. Martinez, MD