The DNA Core Facility and the Informatics Research Core Facility will be awarding a limited number of small grants to MU investigators to support research projects using next-generation sequencing technology. The award covers library preparation, sequencing costs and data analysis. The goal of each award is to support a faculty member from the University of Missouri in obtaining pilot data for a grant application.
Funding for this program has been made available by Vice Chancellor Mark McIntosh and the Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development.
Applicants may request up to $10,000 for DNA sequencing and $10,000 for data analysis of a given project.
• The Principal Investigator (PI) must be associated with one of the University of Missouri System campuses (MU, UMKC, UMSL, or Missouri S&T). Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, staff members or faculty members may apply.
• If the PI is not a faculty member, the application must include an attached letter of support from a faculty member.
• Applicants may not hold funding directly related to the proposed research.
• All services related to the award must be completed by June 30, 2018. No funds will be carried over in to the next fiscal year.
• Applicants are to provide a one page summary of the research project with a description of how the pilot data will strengthen a future grant application.
• Along with the project summary a complete scope of work which includes:
o sample number
o library prep type
o run type
o read count/Gb per sample required
o type of downstream of analysis (ie, RNA-Seq, genome assembly, etc)
o if there is potential for a novel outcome, describe its impact on the field of study
• Submission deadline for applications is September 29th at 5:00 pm.
• E-mail the application as a PDF or Word document to DNA-Core@missouri.edu with “NextGen Sequencing Pilot Project” in the subject line.
Questions about this award may be addressed to Nathan Bivens, Associate Director | 882-0428 (firstname.lastname@example.org).