Funding Opportunities

Imaging, Core, Funding Opportunities, seed grantsBIRI Seed Grant

The Biomedical Imaging Research Institute (BIRI) offers limited seed grants for Cedars-Sinai researchers needing assistance collecting pilot data for the purpose of grant applications. Approved projects are given certain number of hours of imaging time (including technical assistance). The researcher is responsible for the costs of any supplies, such contrast agents or isotopes. Interested researchers should submit a BIRI Seed Grant Application through our iLab website. Applications are reviewed and approved based on a committee review and availability of the imaging systems.  

Researchers who receive a BIRI Seed Grant agree to the following requirements:

  • Submit a progress report every six months
  • Acknowledge the research support on all related abstracts, publications, and presentations using the following statement:
    “The imaging portion of this research was supported in part by the Cedars-Sinai Biomedical Imaging Research Institute."
  • Provide BIRI a copy of all publications related to the supported research
  • Budget sufficient funds for imaging studies in future grant applications

Contact for questions regarding BIRI Seed Grants.

CTSI Center for Translational Technologies (CTT) Core Vouchers

Cedars-Sinai is a partner institution in the UCLA Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), an academic-clinical-community partnership designed to accelerate scientific discoveries and clinical breakthroughs to improve health in the most populous and diverse county in the United States. To achieve its mission and advance translational research, the CTSI periodically awards vouchers worth up to $10,000 to defray the cost of core services, including the Research Imaging Core. Eligible Cedars-Sinai investigators are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The next application cycle for Cedars-Sinai researchers will be early 2017. 

The CTSI website has more information. The Cedars-Sinai contact for CTSI vouchers is