Funding Opportunities

BIRI Seed Grants

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 6 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 Biomedical Imaging Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center."
  • Provide BIRI a copy of all publications related to the supported research
  • Budget sufficient funds for imaging studies in future grant applications

Contact johanna.kim@csmc.edu 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. 

Applications for the next cycle are being accepted from February 19, 2014 to March 19, 2014 11:59pm.

Click here to apply. The Cedars-Sinai contact for CTSI vouchers is debby.peterson@cshs.org.