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Biomedical Optics Express


Biomedical Optics Funding Opportunities

U.S. NIH Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications
All applications must be submitted in response to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of in vivo Imaging Systems for Cancer Investigations (R01)
Responding academic-industrial partnerships may choose to develop and translate imaging systems, methods, and/or any related component technologies that are designed to address a targeted cancer preclinical or clinical investigation.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Program Project (P01) Applications
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Cancer Imaging and Radiation Research Programs of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages applications from research partnerships formed by academic and industrial investigators to accelerate the translation of either animal or human in vivo imaging, image guided, and/or spectroscopic systems and methods designed to solve targeted cancer problems for cancer research, clinical trials, and/or clinical practice.

Quantitative Imaging for Evaluation of Responses to Cancer Therapies (U01)
Projects proposed in response to this FOA must be designed to develop state-of-the-art quantitative methods and for monitoring therapeutic responses. The proposed quantitative imaging methods should be based on imaging of responses to any form of oncologic therapy (namely drugs, radiation therapy, or image guided interventions [IGI]). Projects may span the development in the research settings, translation, and validation as needed, and incorporation of these solutions as endpoints into imaging protocols for current and planned Phase 1 and 2 trials in the clinical setting. The validation of imaging methods for the evaluation of therapeutic responses should be included.

Biosensing (NSF)
The Biosensing Program supports innovative, transformative and insightful fundamental investigations of original technologies with broad long term impact and applications that require novel use of bio-inspired engineering principles and sophisticated devices to meet the engineering and technology needs of the nation.  The program is targeting research in the area of the monitoring, identification and/or quantification of biological phenomena and will support potential technological breakthroughs that exist at the intersection of engineering, life science and information technology.

Biophotonics (NSF)
Basic research and innovation in photonics that is very fundamental in science and engineering is needed to lay the foundation for new technologies beyond those that are mature and ready for application in medical diagnostics and therapies. Advances are needed in contrast and targeting agents, ultra-thin probes, wide field imaging, and rapid biomarker screening.

Biomedical Engineering  (NSF)
The Biomedical Engineering (BME) program supports projects in the following BME themes:
•Neural engineering (brain science, computational neuroscience, brain-computer interface, neurotech, cognitive engineering)
•Cellular biomechanics (motion, deformation, and forces in biological systems; how mechanical forces alter cell growth, differentiation, movement, signal transduction, transport, cell adhesion, cell cytoskeleton dynamics, cell-cell and cell-ECM interactions; genetically engineered stem cell differentiation with long-term impact in tissue repair and regenerative medicine)

Wellcome-MIT Postdoctoral Fellowships now open
The Wellcome Trust-MIT Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme provides four years' support for recently qualified postdoctoral researchers to gain experience in research at the interface of biology/medicine and mathematics, engineering, or computer, physical or chemical sciences.

Postdoctoral Training Fellowships for MB/PhD Graduates
The Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Training Fellowships for MB/PhD Graduates are aimed at newly qualified MB/PhD graduates or those who have achieved a high-quality PhD during or before starting their medical degree. The fellowships provide the opportunity for graduates to maintain their research momentum by undertaking a period of postdoctoral training in the best laboratories in the UK and overseas.

The Wellcome Trust New Investigator Awards
New Investigator Awards support world-class researchers who are no more than five years from appointment to their first academic position, but who can already show that they have the ability to innovate and drive advances in their field of study. They should be able to articulate a compelling long-term vision for their research and demonstrate the talent, track record and originality to achieve it.