The Irving Institute is currently accepting applications for TL1 Training Program, for Doctoral Students and Postdoctoral Appointees For Immediate Start and 2018-2019

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Now Accepting Applications - 2018 Imaging Pilot Awards
Due Date: Friday, March 2, 2018 by 5:00pm EDT

Application Submission: Start an application

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
  • Ultrasound.

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.

Sample Imaging Application

Imaging Pilot Award Recipients - 2007 to Present


Elisa E. Konofagou, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Co-Director,Irving Institute Imaging Pilot Award Program



Diana M. Martinez, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry at CUMC
Co-Director, Irving Institute Imaging Pilot Award Program