NIH announces new funding opportunity for further metabolomics research and collaboration

A researcher at UF is pictured here.On November 14, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced their plans to fund administrative supplements for current NIH grant recipients to undertake new collaborations with metabolomics experts in the funding opportunity announcement, “Collaborative Activities to Promote Metabolomics Research (Admin Supp).”

The Funding Opportunity Announcement details the NIH initiative to further promote metabolomics analyses in clinical and translational research.  These new additional funds will support current NIH-funded research projects for collaboration between basic or clinical researchers and metabolomics experts.  While the parent grant will gain value from new metabolomics analyses, an equally important benefit of receiving the supplemental funds will be the further development of the biomedical research group in all aspects of metabolomics.

Qualifications for Funding:

  • The collaborations must be new and must include at least one biomedical research investigator and a metabolomics expert.
  • There may be no collaboration history between the components in the past five years.
  • The proposed metabolomics study must align with the general scope of research conducted by the parent research grant.
  • The parent grant must be funded through June 30, 2015.
  • The biomedical researcher and the metabolomics personnel must collaborate interactively in order to enhance the biomedical researcher’s knowledge and expertise in metabolomics.

For more information, view the Criteria for Funding Consideration section of the FOA.

How to Apply:

Visit Section IV of the NIH’s Funding Opportunity Announcement, titled “Application and Submission Information,”  for application instructions.

Application Timeline:

  • Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): January 15, 2014
  • Application Due Dates: February 14, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. local time of applicant organization. (Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.)
  • Earliest Start Date: July 1, 2014
  • Expiration Date: February 15, 2014

For more information on grants and this funding opportunity, visit the NIH website or contact