CzBI Call for Financial Support

The aim is to promote open access to Czech-BioImaging. We provide financial support to users from all over the world  to perform projects in our Core Facilities.

Call Timeline

Call opens: 1 March 2024

Application deadline: 14 April 2024

Result announcement: by 30 June 2024 

Project execution period: 1 July 2024 - 30 June 2025

Final report submission: 15 July 2025

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)
  • Inter/national users: 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 Czech-BioImaging Steering Committee according to the following 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 the 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

Please note: The financial support will be transferred directly to the Czech-BioImaging Core Facility, where the project is performed. The support does not include travel costs, accommodation or daily allowances. These expenses have to be covered by the applicant.


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


General conditions

  • Publications resulting from work undertaken at Czech-Bioimaging Core 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 (LM 2023050 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 (LM 2023050 Czech-BioImaging).

This acknowledgement also has to be 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 Core 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 July 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.
  • Successful applicants are expected to present the results of the project at annual Czech-BioImaging conference Imaging Principles of Life in coming years.
  • 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 Core Facilities.


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