The Dana Foundation Program in Brain and Immuno-Imaging

Sponsor's deadline: 
18 Jan 2010 America/New_York
Requirements: 
Each U.S. medical school dean, and the presidents of the few selected biomedical research institutions that have been invited by letter, may nominate one applicant. The applicant may use either conventional or cellular imaging or both. To be considered under this Program, the application must be countersigned by the medical school dean or invited biomedical institute’s president.
Support is focused on faculty researchers who have demonstrated the potential for independent research careers who are at the assistant professor level, or in the first few years of their associate professor appointments. Post-doctoral fellows are not eligible to apply. Applications from junior investigators that are an extension of the work of a senior mentor, particularly if from the same institution, are discouraged. For both conventional and cellular imaging proposals, promising career investigators who have not yet been awarded more than one independent research grant (R01 from the NIH or equivalent from another Federal agency) are eligible to apply for funding of up to $200,000 payable over three years.
Awards: 
Grant amounts may be up to $200,000 total, payable over three years.

All applicants please note:

• All proposals that seek to develop new imaging techniques or assays,
or modify existing ones to address clinical questions, whether in
systems or cellular and molecular imaging, must provide preliminary
evidence of feasibility and evidence of the investigator’s experience
in using the technology. Proposals seeking support without such
preliminary evidence will not be considered.
• Investigators proposing patient-oriented studies should provide
preliminary evidence that the required number of participants—patients
and controls—are available at the research institution(s) involved.
• For all proposals that do not propose to undertake studies in humans,
the direct relevance to human health and functioning needs to be
explicitly stated.
• Certain areas are not appropriate for consideration:
o Ideas for which you do not have preliminary data.
o Instrument development without initial evidence of feasibility and clinical applicability.
• Descriptions of all previously funded projects are available at: http://www.dana.org/grants/imaging/.