CzBI Grant Scheme

For a special support to conduct a project within the Czech-BioImaging

The aim is to promote open access to the core facilities participating in the Czech-BioImaging research infrastructure. Czech-BioImaging provides financial support in performing projects within the Czech-BioImaging open access to users from all over the world.

Expected deadline for applications: October 15, 2023

Successful projects should be performed within the period from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024.

The applicants will be informed about the results of the call by December 30, 2023.

Czech-BioImaging call for research projects

Request for financial support to perform projects within the Czech-BioImaging open access

Who can apply

  • Academic users: Researchers working for academic institutions and conducting independent/basic research, e.g. universities and research institutes
  • Commercial users: Subjects included in the official  List of Czech Scientific Institutions as published by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (MEYS)
  • Both Czech and international applicants are welcome (EU or non-EU)


Every application will be reviewed by an internal evaluator and an expert panel composed of members of the Steering Committee.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Methodological importance and impact on the future development (Is the project original, new and/or important from the methodological point of view? Are the outcomes important for the development of the research facility and improvement of service usability?)
  • Scientific excellence (Is the science sound, exciting, promising to bring important new data relevant for the current level of the field?)
  • Importance of outcomes for a wide scientific community in a given field
  • Feasibility of the project when considering the research approach, team size and duration of the project
  • Methodological appropriateness


Following costs are eligible for financial support:

  • Contribution to the verifiably incurred costs for measurement – data acquisition
  • Imaging related sample preparation (special chemicals, labels, etc. – NOT general lab consumables)
  • Data processing and analysis

Limit for one project: 100,000 CZK (approx. 3,800 EUR), in well-founded cases up to 150,000 CZK.

The total budget of the call: 1,125,000 CZK

The financial support will be transferred directly to the Czech-BioImaging core facility, in which the project will be performed.

The support does not include travel costs, accommodation and daily allowances. This has to be covered by the applicant.


Applications have to be submitted via an on-line form:


General conditions

  • Publications resulting from work undertaken at Czech-Bioimaging facilities within this call have to contain an acknowledgement:

We acknowledge the core facility PLEASE INSERT THE FACILITY NAME, institution PLEASE INSERT THE INSTITUTION NAME supported by the Czech-BioImaging large RI project (LM2023050 funded by MEYS CR) for their support with obtaining scientific data presented in this paper.

Or in a short version: We acknowledge the core facility PLEASE INSERT THE FACILITY NAME, institution PLEASE INSERT THE INSTITUTION NAME supported by the MEYS CR (LM2023050 Czech-BioImaging).

This acknowledgement has to be also mentioned in public presentations (e.g. conference presentations, posters, proceedings).

  • Users shall notify Czech-BioImaging hub ( of all publications resulting from their work at Czech-BioImaging facilities. A fulltext (PDF) and reference details of a publication have to be submitted.
  • Users have to write a short Final Report on Czech-BioImaging User Support Project and send it to Czech-BioImaging hub ( by January 15, 2025 (download template of the report here). The final report will be taken into account in the case of submitting the user's application to the following calls.
  • In case of successfully realized projects the applicants may be offered an invited talk at the annual Czech-BioImaging conference "Imaging principles of life".
  • There is no legal claim for this support/grant.


General inquiries:

Questions to the available technologies and feasibility should be addressed directly to the heads of the Czech-BioImaging facilities.


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