BIOPHOTONICS: Funding for research and innovation

Low-cost and minimally invasive medical diagnostics and therapies. Nanophotonics, optogenetics, ultrathin probes and widefield imaging approaches. Contrast and targeting agents, and rapid biomarker screening. These are the key goals of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF; Washington, DC) in its program that will award discretionary grants for basic research and innovation in biophotonics. The application deadline is September 15, 2011.

The estimated total program funding available was cited as $6.6 million, with a ceiling of $600,000 for each award and a maximum of 26 grants. Any entity can apply, including states, counties, cities, townships and special district governments; Native American tribal governments and organizations; institutions of higher education; Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities; non-profits; for-profits; small businesses; eligible agencies of the federal government; and faith-based or community organizations.

The funding opportunity number is PD-12-7236 (CFDA 47.041); for details, see http://1.usa.gov/kNsyLe.

More BioOptics World Current Issue Articles
More BioOptics World Archives Issue Articles

POST A COMMENT

Related Articles

Photoacoustic imaging pioneer Lihong Wang

Photoacoustic imaging pioneer is 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award winner

Photoacoustic imaging innovator Lihong Wang, whose research enables noninvasive examination of tissues inside the body at deep levels, has been awarded the 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Awa...

Light microscopy method speeds brain, spinal cord measurements

Researchers at the University of Miami (Florida), as a part of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, have turned to a light microscopy method to help answer questions that help define human spinal c...

Light microscopy trailblazers win Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014

Three light microscopy pioneers—Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell, and William E. Moerner—have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014 for two separate achievements in breaking the optical diffrac...

Laser neurosurgery tool receives Health Canada license as Class 4 medical device

Monteris Medical's NeuroBlate system, a minimally invasive robotic laser thermotherapy tool, has received Health Canada License as a Class 4 Medical Device.

BLOGS

Optogenetics among photonics techniques highlighted at Neuroscience 2014

Optogenetics among photonics techniques highlighted at Neuroscience 2014

Technology in general, and optogenetics in particular, is a focus here at Neuroscience 2015, wher...
BioOptics World editor-in-chief Barbara Goode

What is biophotonics?

At BioOptics World, our focus is photonics (including optics) for life sciences—that is, biophoto...

Nobel Prize honors super-resolution optical microscopy

"This year's prize is about how the optical microscope became a nanoscope," said Staffa...

Most Popular Articles


CONNECT WITH US

            

Twitter- BioOptics World

Copyright © 2007-2014. PennWell Corporation, Tulsa, OK. All Rights Reserved.PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS