Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics: Call for award applications

The University of Florida’s Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics (SECIM) is pleased to invite applications for its 2014 Pilot & Feasibility Project Awards, which provide up to $50,000 per award in support of 12-month metabolomics projects. Applications are due March 15, 2014.


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.

SECIM resources

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 Saturday, March 15, 2014
  • Earliest Award Start Date: May 15, 2014

Award amounts & budget development

The one-year awards support up to $50,000 per award in SECIM services. Applicants must consult with SECIM cores to develop budget estimates. Requests for salary for the project’s principal investigator or for laboratory or extramural services outside of SECIM are not permissible.

RFA & application instructions

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

Contact for consults & questions

Email SECIM to request a consultation with the core(s) of interest, or with any questions not addressed in the RFA or application instructions: