UF Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics: Call for Applications – 2016 Pilot & Feasibility Project Awards

The University of Florida’s Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics (SECIM) is pleased to invite applications for its 2016 Pilot & Feasibility Project Awards, which provide up to $50,000 per award in support of 12-month metabolomics projects. Applications are due on March 15, 2016.


Do you have questions or ideas? Bring them along with your lunch to SECIM’s Pilot & Feasibility RFA Info Sessions, which will be held at noon on Wednesdays February 3, 17 and 24, as well as Wednesday, March 2, at the Clinical and Translational Research Building, in conference room 3161,.


SECIM Pilot & Feasibility Project Awards seek to enhance metabolomics research by providing support for investigators new to the metabolomics field, the development of new teams and partnerships, and high-risk/ high-impact research. Successful pilot projects will provide preliminary data for new extramural grant submissions.


All basic, translational or clinical investigators at institutions within the United States who are eligible to apply as a principal investigator for NIH grants are eligible to apply. Young investigators and investigators who are new to the field of metabolomics are especially encouraged to apply.


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:

  • Mass Spectrometry Services Core: High-throughput global and targeted metabolomics
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Core: Global metabolomics and biomarker identification
  • Advanced Mass Spectrometry Core: Biomarker identification, imaging mass spectrometry and isotopic ratio outlier analysis
  • Bioinformatics Core: Quality controlled data from the three analytical cores will be available to users with several statistical analysis options in an interactive web interface


  • Application Deadline: 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016
  • Earliest Award Start Date: June 15, 2016


The one-year awards support up to $50,000 per award in SECIM services, with preference given to applications with budgets of $35,000 or less to enable the funding of as many unique and innovative projects as possible. Requests for salary for 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. Applicants are encouraged to consult with SECIM cores to develop budget estimates.


For complete award details and requirements, download the RFA and application instructions.


E-mail SECIM to request a consultation with the core(s) of interest or to ask any questions not addressed in the RFA or application instructions.

SECIM is part of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute.