Call for proposals

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Current Call for Proposals

The third call for proposal will focus in the following 4 areas:

  • High Quality 3D Imaging and Data Processing
  • Smart Automated Systems
  • Multi-dimensional Visualisation and Human-Machine Interaction
  • Image Simulation, Experimental Modelling and VR

for applications in medical diagnosis and visualisation, life cell imaging, optical metrology and inspection.

More information on the proposal content and on evaluation criteria can be found in the Introduction Research – IDEAS 3rd Call document.

Application documents

IDEAS Call Document

IDEAS Proposal Form


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 021 693 38 95


Launch of the call 16.01.2019
Deadline for the submission of proposals 28.02.2019
Communication of evaluation and suggestions 25.03.2019
Deadline for submission of revised proposals (if applicable) and of the presentations
Presentation of selected proposals to the scientific committee 23.05.2019
Information on decision by the scientific committeee 27.05.2019

Past calls

The first and second IDEAS call resulted in the funding of the following projects:

First call:

  • Learning based reconstruction methods for 3D live cell imaging with structured illumination microscopy (Prof. M. Unser)
  • Optical coherence tomography with chipscale Kerr soliton frequency combs (Prof. T. Kippenberg)
  • SPAD array for confocal microscopy (Prof. E. Charbon)

Second call:

  • WormNets: Exploring C. elegans distributed functional networks using whole-animal 3D light microscopy (Prof. D. Van de Ville)
  • Phase Retrieval Instrument with Super-resolution Microscopy (PRISM) (Prof. A. Radenovic)
  • Adaptive illumination for optimal (super-resolution) microscopy (Prof. S. Manley)
  • Super High sensitivity and dynamic range versatile camera for scientific and time resolved imaging (Dr Boukhayma)

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