Genome Sequencing and Analysis Centers (U54)

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Genome Sequencing and Analysis Centers (U54)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

Number of Applications
Only one application per institution is allowed

Nature of Research Opportunity and Background. This solicitation seeks applications for support of genomic sequencing and analysis centers, which will constitute the renewal of the NHGRI large-scale sequencing program.  In the last five years the NHGRI’s large-scale sequencing program has made major contributions to a broad range of activities and biomedical questions that can be addressed by high-throughput sequencing, including: a. continuing the sequencing of reference genomes of many organisms for example for adding value to important biomedical model organisms; for comparative genomics to annotate the human genome; for understanding human pathogens and their vectors; and for understanding genetic variation and adaptation in natural and laboratory populations b. cataloging human variation (1000 Genomes Project) c. medical sequencing to understand the genomic basis of inherited human disease d. elucidating the genomic changes that underlie cancer e. contributing to the understanding of the human microbiome f. pursuing creative applications of sequencing beyond genomic sequencing, eg. RNA sequencing and epigenetic modifications of genomes.

January 14, 2011, 5:00 pm: Deadline for an email of intent. Include the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

January  17, 2011, 5:00 pm: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.  Include signatures of approval from your department head and college dean, to the Office of Research Development for review by the internal selection committee.

E-mail internal proposal to

January  28, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

February 3, 2011: NIH deadline for Letter of Intent.

March 3, 2011: NIH Deadline for the full proposal, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization

Internal Selection Procedures
Texas A&M University has established a process to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select applications for Texas A&M submissions.