Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – Dynamic Imaging | Research Funding


Event details

Date 23.08.2022  
Category Call for proposal
Aim:  The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) invites applications in the field of dynamic imaging that will support the development of new tools or significant enhancements of existing tools to monitor biological processes in motion, across time, and across spatial scales. This grant program will provide 2.5-year challenge grants for projects with specified proof-of-concept milestones.

The long-term goal of this RFA, part of CZI’s Frontiers of Imaging effort, is to drive technology development aimed at measuring cellular and molecular processes in real time in intact, living systems. Priority will be given to proposals for methods developed for imaging in intact tissues or primary cells rather than immortalized cell lines. This opportunity is specifically aimed at technology development; it is not intended to support question-driven basic or translational research, clinical trials, or drug development. Preliminary data is encouraged but not required.

Funding:       Project-specific (no set ceiling)

Duration:      30 months

Eligibility: PIs and Co-PIs must each run laboratories in which they control their budget, their space, and their research. Applications are welcome from any country, but 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: All applications must be completed and submitted through CZI’s online grants management portal. Because hardware, software, and protocol development projects that may be supported by this RFA likely require different resourcing levels, a budget limit has not been set on a per project basis. In any case, EPFL budgets should include overhead of 15%. For any Questions on Organizational Details, or for the Institutional Approval Forms, please contact the Research Office.

Deadline:      23 August 2023 (5 pm PT)

Further information
  • Contact the Research Office for the institutional approval form.
  • More information about the program is available here
  • 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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