Pilot study grants

CAMRI offers funding to support University of Auckland staff members with research pilot studies requiring MR imaging.

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For applicants

Pilot studies with a clear intention to perform a larger study can attract available grants of up to four hours of scan time per individual project.

For more information contact the charge research radiographer on ext 89512 or email camriresearch@auckland.ac.nz.

Any subsequent larger study will incur appropriate user charges.

The CAMRI Pilot Study Grant Application form can be downloaded here.


The grants are available to all academic staff members at the University of Auckland (not restricted to any one faculty).

The Grant funding is administered by the MRI Advisory Board.

The amount of funding granted to each pilot study will be considered in accordance with the academic merits of the research proposals, the amount of time required on the MRI scanner and the funds available.

Each grant shall be tenable for one academic year towards pilot study.

CAMRI Pilot Grants are aimed at facilitating preliminary data to support an application towards a larger grant. Pilot studies are not self-contained projects in their own right.

The value of the grant shall equate to four hours of time on the CAMRI MRI Unit. These grants may only be redeemed for scan time on the MRI machine. No support for staff, consumables or equipment is available.

Recipients of pilot grants will be invited to present their work at a CAMRI research event, and include it in the research section of the CAMRI website.