Using Imaging to Transform Medicine: Advanced Imaging Pilot Research Grants
Harvard Catalyst sponsored the Advanced Imaging Pilot Research Grants and Concept Development Prizes. The goal was to encourage the Harvard community to develop innovative research projects and ideas that would use advanced imaging technologies (PET, Optical or Physiological MR) to directly address areas of unmet clinical need.
This pilot grant opportunity sought proposals for collaborative, innovative research projects that applied advanced imaging technologies to pressing medical issues. The intent of the Concept Development Prize was to develop speculative and novel ideas that addressed a potential application or evolution of advanced imaging to solve a key medical question. Participation in an Advanced Imaging Symposium was required to be eligible to apply for these funding opportunities.
Funding decisions for the Advanced Imaging funding opportunities were announced in May 2012. Fourteen Pilot Grants were awarded in amounts of up to $50,000 for each one-year project. Four Concept Development prizes were awarded in the amount of $2,000 each.