Imaging - Science Track Award for Research Transition (I/START) (R03- Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Research Grant (R03) applications to facilitate the entry of investigators to the area of neuroimaging, including both newly independent investigators and established investigators seeking to adopt neuroimaging methodologies in their research programs, to enable the conduct of small "proof of concept" studies. The R03 is intended to support research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources.  


  • R03 Deadlines: Feb. 16, Jun. 16, Oct. 16.
  • AIDS Deadlines: Jan. 7, May 7, Sep. 7.

PAR-21-310 Expiration Date: New Date January 8, 2025 per issuance of NOT-DA-24-021. (Original Expiration Date: September 08, 2024)

Agency Website



Amount Description

Budgets for direct costs of up to $150,000 per year and is for a period of one year only.

    Funding Type



    Junior Faculty


    Engineering and Physical Sciences
    Environmental & Life Sciences
    Medical - Basic Science
    Medical - Clinical Science

    External Deadline

    June 16, 2024