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SECIM is committed to offering pilot and feasibility funding for projects that support the advancement of metabolomics.  Please add your name to our distribution list to be notified about upcoming opportunities.

Request for Applications: 2016 Pilot and Feasibility Projects

SECIM now accepting applications for the 2016 SECIM Pilot & Feasibility Program.

SECIM is now seeking proposals for 12-month pilot projects in metabolomics. The goal of this initiative is to enhance metabolomics research by providing support for investigators new to the field, developing new teams and partnerships, and investing in high-risk/high-impact research.

Awards are intended to support projects that will provide preliminary data for new extramural grant application submissions. The review process will emphasize innovation and the potential of the work to have a significant impact on an important research problem. While proposals of up to $50,000 in total costs are allowed, SECIM is dedicated to funding as many innovative and high-impact projects as possible with goals of expanding the center’s capabilities and enhancing metabolomics research capacity across the nation. Thus, applications requesting $35,000 or less will receive preference over those with higher budgets. Requests for salaries of the Principal Investigator or personnel, laboratory costs or extramural services outside of SECIM are not permissible. All funds will be awarded in credit toward SECIM services, or in payment for the project’s materials and supplies.

Investigators are required to complete all elements contained in the “2016 SECIM P&F Application Instructions & Cover Sheet” and “Application Forms” files listed below.  Forms (in the zip folders) must be combined and submitted in the NIH-approved PDF format provided.

Deadline: All applications must be submitted by 5pm EST on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, to SECIM’s Project Manager, Tim Janicki:

Please contact SECIM administration with any questions pertaining to the RFA or Application Instructions:

SECIM will hold several brownbag P&F informational sessions. Anyone interested in learning more about SECIM and the P&F application process is welcome to attend. Sessions will be held:

SECIM provides state-of-the-art metabolomics services to users in all areas of biomedical and biological sciences. Four cores provide services and develop emerging technologies for the SECIM pipeline, giving users the flexibility to choose the best approach for a particular problem. Pricing for SECIM Services can be found at SECIM services include:

For additional pilot funding information provided by SECIM’s five national NIH metabolomics consortium partners, please visit their websites: