Research Funding

Imaging Related Pilot Project Grants

Call for Applications from the Nebraska Center for Nanomedicine (NCN) for Imaging Related Pilot Project Grants

Submission deadline: July 15, 2015
Peer Review Date(s): August 30, 2015
Start Date(s): October 01, 2015

It is recognized that adding non-invasive imaging studies to characterize biodistribution and efficacy is difficult and expensive. This Request for Applications is designed to remove the steep initial barrier to investigating the ability of imaging methods to enhance studies developing nanoformulated drugs. This funding is available to support costs of imaging and image processing among current and potential future NCN CoBRE investigators and their collaborators.

Awards will be made for 1 year with funded amounts up to $10,000 per project.

Budget Guidelines

The budget must not exceed $10,000 total.

The budget will cover time charges for instrument use. MRI scan costs are $160/hr and SPECT/CT time charges are $100/hr. Time charges includes the cost of a trained technologist for animal handling and scanning as well as aid and training for data processing and interpretation.


Please direct all questions to Michael Boska at or 559-3138 or Tatiana Bronich at or 559-9351. Applications must be submitted electronically to Chris Allmon ( no later than July 15, 2015.

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AUR Research and Education Foundation Seeking Applications for Ethics and Professionalism Grants for Radiologists

Deadline:  January 10, 2015

The goals of the AUR Research and Education Foundation, the charitable arm of the Association of University Radiologists are to encourage excellence in radiological laboratory and clinical investigation, teaching and clinical practice; to stimulate an interest in academic radiology as a medical career; to advance radiology as a medical science; and to represent academic radiology at a national level.

The foundation is currently accepting applications its Ethics and Professionalism in Radiology Project Grants, which are designed to improve patient care and safety, and to promote social responsibility in medical care and practice by providing funding opportunities for the study and teaching of ethics and professionalism in radiology.

Projects that address any aspect of ethics and professionalism in radiology will be considered. Examples of types of projects include, but are not limited to, research of ethical dilemmas faced by academic radiologists or radiology physicians-in-training and the methods by which the dilemmas are addressed and educational programs to teach ethics and professionalism to practicing radiologists, to radiology physicians-in-training, or to allied members of the academic radiology community.

Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in a single year. The awards may be used for salary support and/or other project costs. Through this grant program, the AUR Research & Education Foundation does not pay institutional indirect costs or overhead costs, or tuition.

Any member of AUR is eligible to apply as principal investigator. However, it is not necessary for all members of the research or development team to be AUR members.  Eligibility of the principal investigator must be maintained throughout the grant period.

See the AUR website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Pfizer Accepting Applications for 2015 ASPIRE Rheumatology and Dermatology Research Awards

Deadline:  June 30, 2015 Pfizer is committed to supporting research in autoimmune diseases within the specialties of rheumatology and dermatology. To that end, the ASPIRE Rheumatology and Dermatology Research Awards are designed to fund research that can further the understanding of certain autoimmune diseases within rheumatology (rheumatoid arthritis) and dermatology (plaque psoriasis) and contribute to excellence in patient care. Research areas of interest in rheumatoid arthritis and plaque psoriasis include use of biomarkers in the assessment and management of rheumatoid arthritis; use of imaging in the assessment and management of rheumatoid arthritis; co-morbid conditions in rheumatoid arthritis; approaches to help rheumatoid arthritis patients improve adherence to therapy; approaches to improving the management of rheumatoid arthritis; genomic research to improve understanding of the heterogeneity of plaque psoriasis; signaling pathways implicated in the pathogenesis of plaque psoriasis; factors that contribute to differences in physician and patient ratings of severity of plaque psoriasis; approaches to improving adherence to therapy in plaque psoriasis patients; co-morbid conditions in plaque psoriasis; and approaches to improving the management of plaque psoriasis. Up to five research awards of up to $150,000 over two years will awarded in 2015. To be eligible, applicants must have a professional degree (M.D., Ph.D., Pharm.D., or equivalent) and reside in the United States. Applications must be submitted to Pfizer online. For complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions, visit the Aspire Awards website.