Czech-BioImaging call for research projects

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


The aim of this call is to promote open access to the core facilities participating in the Czech-BioImaging research infrastructure. Methodically oriented projects are especially welcome. Czech-BioImaging provides financial support in performing projects within the Czech-BioImaging open access to users from all over the world.

Who can apply:

Researchers working for academic institutions and conducting independent/basic research, e.g. universities and research institutes.

Both Czech and international applicants are welcome (EU or non-EU)


This call is not intended for companies.

This call is not intended for internal users, i.e. an employee of an institute cannot apply for support to perform a project at the core facility run by that institute in the same location where his/her lab is located.

Core facilities participating in this call (


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

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


Following costs are eligible for financial support:

  • Contribution to the verifiably incurred costs for measurement – data acquisition
  • Sample preparation
  • Data processing and analysis

Limit for one project: 150,000 CZK (approx. 5,555 EUR)

The total budget of the call: 1,500,000 CZK

The financial support will be transferred directly to the core facility – Czech-BioImaging node, 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


Deadline for applications: September 30, 2019

All projects have to be completed by November 30, 2020.

Successful projects should be performed within the period from January 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020.

The applicants will be informed about the results of the call by December 15, 2019.


General inquiries:

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

General conditions:

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

We acknowledge the core facility xy, institution xy supported by the Czech-BioImaging large RI project (LM2015062 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 xy, institution xy supported by the MEYS CR (LM2015062 Czech-BioImaging).

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

Users shall notify Czech-BioImaging secretariat ( of all publications resulting from their work at Czech-BioImaging nodes. A fulltext (PDF) and reference details of a publication have to be submitted.

For this support/grant there is no legal claim.


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