Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – Deep Tissue Imaging | Research Funding


Event details

Date 11.07.2023
Category Call for proposal
Aim:  The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) invites applications for four-year projects in the field of deep tissue imaging. To gain a deeper mechanistic understanding of biological systems, CZI’s Imaging program aims to visualize and measure them across biological scales and in their biological context. This RFA seeks to drive development of imaging technology focused on obtaining cellular resolution readouts within complex living organisms. This grant program will advance the field of deep tissue imaging, which aims to obtain cellular resolution in complex tissue and through skin and bone.
Funding:       Dependent on project needs (no set ceiling)

Duration:      48 months

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent, and must currently hold an independent faculty position. Each application should have a minimum of one PI (Coordinating PI), but may designate up to six total PIs (one Coordinating PI and up to five Co-PIs). Note that institutions outside the U.S. may not subcontract to U.S. institutions, so please be mindful when selecting the Coordinating PI/institution.

How to Apply: The two-step review process begins with a Letter of Intent, which must include organization details, project details, a research statement, and Biosketches for key personnel.  Please contact the Research Office for organization details. LOI decisions will be announced by 15 August, and full applications will be due by 26 September. Full applications should must also include professional references, a budget and justification, and an institutional approval form from. The budget should include 15% overhead charges; please contact the Research Office with any budget questions or for assistance with the institutional approval form. Final notifications will be sent in January 2024.

Deadline (LOI):                                           11 July 2023 (5:00 pm PT)
Deadline (Full proposal, by invite):         26 September 2023

Further information
  • More information about the program is available here or in the RFA
  • The application portal can be found here
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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