ERF SNMMI Molecular Imaging Research Grant for Junior Academic Faculty

Applications will open in October. Apply here!

Amount: $105,000 over 2 years

Sponsored by: ERF


  • The objective of this program is to support one junior faculty member in an academic/research setting, and to enable them to engage in Molecular Imaging research related to diagnostic or therapeutic applications.
  • Grants can be used for research support of the principal investigator, as well as direct costs of supplies and equipment. Support is not provided for salaries of other research personnel, or for indirect costs.
  • This $105,000 grant provides $52,500 annually for two years and is made possible through a grant from the Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.



  • Must be a SNMMI member
  • Applicant must have an advanced degree, such as MD or PhD (or equivalent)
  • Applicant must be practicing in an academic/research setting as a faculty member.
  • The research may take place in any country
  • Applicant must be in the first term of their academic appointment, with a rank no higher than assistant professor (or equivalent).
  • Applicant must not have received grant/contract amounts totaling $50,000 or more in a single calendar year as the principle investigator.
  • Only one application per faculty member is accepted per grant. No grantee may receive more than one SNMMI research grant in any one year. Likewise, no other research grant request or continuation will be considered until a satisfactory summary of an earlier grant is received.


  • This application must be completed in its entirety and submitted along with:
    • Principal investigator's current curriculum vitae
    • A research abstract and a detailed research proposal not to exceed 10 pages, excluding references.
    • A budget
    • One letter of recommendation from the program director or research supervisor.
    • One letter of recommendation from a professional colleag
    • Applicant must be a member of SNMMI at the time of award. If you are not a member, please visit:

Applicants will be evaluated on:

  • the relevance of their research goals/project to advancing molecular imaging
  • the originality / innovation of the proposed project
  • the scientific reasoning of the methodology and protocol
  • how well prepared the applicant is to complete the research in the timeframe proposed and how much support the applicant has from his/her institution
  • Multidisciplinary projects that investigate methods that integrate other imaging and/or molecular science with radionuclide methods, including research focusing on hybrid imaging techniques such as PET/CT, SPECT/CT and PET/MRI, are encouraged.

Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated great potential for a research career in the field of molecular imaging and whose research focuses on translational in vivo studies and includes radionuclide imaging or therapy.