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Research / Discovery

Infectious Disease Supercluster next generation sequencing request for proposals

October 14, 2010

Application Receipt Date: Nov. 15, 2010
Notice of Award Date: Dec. 15, 2010

The importance of maintaining access to new technology for faculty is a high priority for CSU. One such technology is high throughput nucleotide sequencing. This is a new technology with tremendous potential for new discovery in multiple biological science disciplines, but often cutting edge research applications are limited by developed procedures.

Development of new methods for emerging applications in the use of next generation sequencing in a timely manner would give scientists at CSU a distinct competitive advantage. The objective of this request for proposals is to subsidize the cost to investigators developing new strategies/methods for next generation sequencing. Proposed projects that involve the development of new methods with the promise of broad experimental applications will be considered more responsive to this request for proposals.


A complete application will consist of and address the following:

Applications must be no longer than 3-pages using Arial font size 11 and 0.7-inch margins. Please submit completed applications attention to Sherelle Reed at no later than close of business Nov. 15, 2010.

The project description must address the following points:

1. An outline of the proposed activities.
2. Explanation of how the project will advance current methods or advance the application of next generation sequencing in a broad sense.
3. Provide a detailed description of how the methods to be used in the project and how they extend next generation sequencing to new applications and bridge gaps in the application of next generation sequencing in infectious diseases.
4. Detailed budget and justification of total costs for the proposed application of next generation sequencing. Allowable costs are limited to subsidization of next generation sequencing and analysis costs. Salaries are not allowed; funds for personnel must be covered by the PI’s funds.

For information regarding current Next Gen Sequencing pricing, please contact Sherelle Reed at or (970) 491-8167.

Review and approval

All proposals will be reviewed and approved by the director and associate director of the Infectious Diseases Supercluster and the Next Generation Sequencing Core scientific advisor. Successful applications will be provided funds that will be managed through the IDRC and that must be completely spent by June 30, 2011. If awarded, you will need to schedule with the Next Gen Sequencing technician to have your project completed in adequate time to allow billing to occur prior to June 30, 2011.

Award questions should be directed to Rick Lyons, director of the Infectious Diseases Supercluster at

Final method report

A final report is required upon completion of the project. The report is expected to provide a detailed standard operating procedure that can be utilized by the Next Generation Sequencing Core and CSU faculty for future science applications.

Contact: Sherelle Reed
Phone: (970) 491-8167