University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, USA

Seed Grants

The Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA) will continue its seed grant program this year and will award 2-3 one-year seed grants, of $50,000 each, aiming to foster collaborations among the center's faculty as well as collaboration between CBICA faculty and other Penn faculty, on projects relevant to the center's scope. The exact proposal format will be announced soon on cbica's web site (, but it is expected to be a 2-page proposal format.

Please send all forms to Amanda Shacklett (

Important dates:

  • March 1: Submission of pre-application materials: Title, Names of PI, affiliation, keywords, two line summary
  • March 15: Final date for submission
  • June 15: Announcement of awards
  • July 1: Award start date

Application documents:

2013 Awardees

Project name PI Co-PI
Quantitative Characterization of Spatio-temporal Tumor Heterogeneity via 4D Breast DCE-MRI Registration as a Biomarker of Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Despina Kostos Angela DiMichele (Oncology)
Automated Tractography for Neuro-Oncology: Resolving the challenges of Edema, Mass Effect and Seed Placement Luke Macyszyn (Surgery) Ragini Verma
Hippocampal Subfield Volumetric and Functional Connectivity on 7T MRI: Potential Biomarkers in Medically Refractory Temporal Lobe Kathryn Davis (Neurology) Paul Yushkevich