The Pilot Sequencing Program is open to:
- UMN Principal Investigators (PIs) with faculty positions and applying for a future grant as the PI.
- Post-docs and doctoral researchers with funding managed separately from their supervising PI and applying for a future grant as the PI.
- Applicants can be from any UMN System campus.
- Applicants may not hold current awards directly related to the proposed research.
- Multiple applications will be accepted, but only one can be approved per applicant.
- Graduate students are not able to apply and should work with their PI on an application.
Application Requirements and Procedure
Step 1: Pilot sequencing proposal – submit in one PDF; proposal template available for download
- Sample information
- Sequencing information
- Project summary - 1-page limit
Step 2: Prepare an NIH-style biosketch about the applying PI; biosketch template available for download
Step 3: Fill out the brief Pilot Sequencing Application and add the .pdf versions of your proposal and biosketch. Applicants will receive a copy of their responses from Google Forms as a confirmation of submission.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 21, 2023.
A review panel of UMGC NGS experts will be responsible for evaluating eligible applications. 10X Genomics will assist in reviewing applications utilizing 10X reagents.
- Primary factor will be the technical feasibility of the proposed project.
- Consideration will be given to new UMN PIs and PIs new to the UMGC.
- No critiques will be provided to applicants.
- Applicants will be informed on Wednesday, May 31, if their application was approved and what components are subsidized (i.e. library prep reagents, sequencing).
- 15 - 20 applications are anticipated to be approved for a sequencing subsidy, but the number supported isn't capped.
Approved Pilot Project Requirements
- Support the balance of the pilot costs. The program will subsidize library reagents (Illumina or 10X) + sequencing reagents + up to $500 in UMGC labor costs.
- Projects exceeding $500 in UMGC labor costs will need a ChartField string (CFS) to cover the remaining balance.
- Projects not using Illumina library reagents, or not approved for 10X library reagents, will need a CFS to cover the library reagent costs and any UMGC costs beyond $500.
- Use the subsidy solely to support the research described in the submitted application.
- Provide follow-up information regarding the long-term impact of the subsidy on your overall research and funding. This will assist the UMGC in generating outcome metrics for supporting future pilot programs.
- Agree to use the UMGC for next-gen sequencing needs when the full proposal is funded.
- Acknowledge the “University of Minnesota Genomics Center” in publications.