Pilot Award RFP

Dear INBRE & IDeA institution investigators,

We invite you to apply for an NM-INBRE Sequencing design and Bioinformatics Core (SBC) pilot project award.  This award is valued at approximately $5k – $10k and is to help you with your sequencing experimental design, suggest sequencing outsource options and to provide bioinformatics to drive your research, publications and grants!

DEADLINE: Every 2nd Sunday of the month by 11:59pm.

  • Email proposal to inbre@ncgr.org with “Proposal for NM-INBRE SBC Pilot Award RFP” in the subject line.
  • You will be notified once your proposal has been received within 3-business days. If not, please inquire.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit a ½ to 1 page proposal that includes the answers to these questions below. Please ensure your proposal is standalone.  (Your email is not considered part of your proposal and may not be reviewed.)

  1. experimental design
  2. NM-INBRE thematic area (applies to NM students and Researchers Only)
  3. Description and goals of your project.
  4. Biological relevance.
  5. Download and fill in the fillable metadata form, save and include with your submission. This is a fillable PDF form.


  1. Proposals from ‘non’ NM-INBRE investigators will require a co-contribution to foster state, regional and national INBRE collaborations.
  2. The award expires if data are not received within 3 months of award date.
  3. Past winners may apply, but new applicants have priority if all other factors are equal.
  4. On any material presented or published based on this work, acknowledgement of:
    • Funding provided by the NM-INBRE Sequencing and Bioinformatics Core (SBC) at NCGR through NIGMS IDe-Award P20GM103451.
    • NM-INBRE SBC staff supporting the project and inclusion as co-authors. We will review and write sections of posters and papers.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

We look forward to your proposal!


Faye D. Schilkey
Director, Strategic Projects & NM-INBRE Sequencing & Bioinformatics Core
Advanced Bioinformatics Center
National Center for Genome Resources
2935 Rodeo Park Dr. East
Santa Fe, NM 87505

off: 505.995.4449 :   fax: 505.995.4461  :    www.nminbre.org    :   www.ncgr.org