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The Dana Foundation's imaging research program focuses on improving human brain and immune system functioning in health and disease. The program consists of two tracks: Track A is for conventional systems imaging (anatomical imaging of white or gray matter in the brain, or physiological functioning, such as blood flow). Track B is for the evolving field of cellular and molecular imaging of the biochemical actions of specific brain cells, immune cells, or their interactions (imaging at the level of cells rather than tissues). Applicants undertaking cellular and molecular imaging also can employ systems imaging in their proposals to view the actions of cells and their locations. Both tracks support pilot-testing of promising but high-risk innovative ideas that have direct clinical application and that, when successful, are in a competitive position to garner larger scale support from other funders. A priority of the program is to make support available to researchers early in their careers.

Because MU is limited to one application for each track of this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 5:00 pm Friday, November 4, 2005. Letters of intent should be limited to 3 pages and should summarize 1) the research track as defined above, 2) the research hypothesis, 3) the aims of the proposed research project, 4) the research significance and potential clinical application(s), and 5) the proposal research methods.


For Track A, each successful applicant proposing to undertake research using conventional brain imaging technologies will receive funding totaling up to $100,000 over a period of up to three years.

For Track B, applicants for a cellular and molecular imaging project can request from $100,000 to $300,000 total, for up to three years.

MU Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 4, 2005 (letter of intent)
Sponsor Deadline:

November 14, 2005

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health science disciplines.  Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

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