CMGI has a limited amount of funding available to support pilot projects.  These pilot funds are expected to be used to generate preliminary data for grant applications.

Proposals may be for imaging or for radiochemistry development.  Funding can be used to cover imaging time (staff assisted or unassisted), radionuclide production, radiotracer synthesis, contrast agents and data analysis.  The investigator is responsible for providing their own animals.

On average, each grant will range from $2,000-$4,000.  However, applications up to a maximum of $10,000, particularly those for developing new radiotracers, will be considered if the proposal will benefit multiple investigators on campus.

In reviewing applications, priority will be given to:

  • • Investigators who have not previously used CMGI
  • • Investigators who have no other sources of funding
  • •Junior investigators (e.g. Assistant Professors)
  • •Proposals that benefit multiple campus investigators

Academic Senate and Academic Federation members are both eligible to apply.  However, Academic Federation members must be eligible to have PI status and be actively planning to submit grants as a PI.

Investigators are encouraged to consult CMGI staff to help develop these pilot funding proposals and budgets.  Applicants do not need to compute the budget, they just need to provide sufficient information in the applications for CMGI staff to estimate amount of funding needed.  Typically, funds will support imaging 4-12 animals with 1-2 different modalities, along with basic data analysis.


Please fill out the attached forms, along with a NIH-style biographical sketch, and save as a single PDF file. Applications will be reviewed by the CMGI Advisory Committee and ranked in order of priority. Funding decisions will be made by the CMGI Operations Committee and communicated to the applicant within 6 weeks of each deadline.

Deadlines: April 15th, August 15th, December 15th each year.

For more information, including an application, click HERE.