The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Imaging Scientists Program (Cycle 2)

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invites applications for five-year grants to support the work of Imaging Scientists employed in imaging core facilities at non-profit universities or research institutes across the world. 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. Award period and start date: 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. Budget: 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. Learn about the grantees from the first cycle and view the first RFA.



July 30, 2020

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