Partnerships Development Team (PDT)
The vast majority of the JGI’s over 2,000 Users come from the public sector – academic and government institutions. As such, the capabilities and expertise of the JGI are largely unknown and underutilized by industry. With the arrival of JGI Director Nigel Mouncey, who joined the JGI with 20 years of industry experience in 2017, an opportunity emerged to expand JGI’s portfolio of user companies by establishing a Partnerships Development Team (PDT). Other targets of PDT’s activities include other academic, governmental, and non-governmental institutions that have not yet partnered with the JGI. Learn more about the PDT.
Biological and Environmental Research Support Science (BERSS):
JGI provides sequencing, synthesis, and targeted metabolomics support for DOE-BER funded awards, including awards funded through BER Funding Opportunity Announcements, Science Focus Areas (SFA) opportunities, and the Office of Science Early Career Research Program.
Eligible product types include those listed here: https://jgi.doe.gov/our-science/product-offerings/
Proposals may not exceed 3 Tbp sequencing, 500 kbp synthesis, and 200 polar/500 nonpolar metabolomics samples, and should generally conform to the guidelines for current annual Community Science Program proposals.
Proposals may be submitted at any time. Support is limited to work included in the BER-funded proposal, and PIs must provide an award number and contact information for their DOE program officer. Submitters are strongly encouraged to contact JGI to determine general feasibility prior to submitting a BER proposal that includes a JGI request. Proposals whose scope was not previously negotiated with the JGI will only be accepted pending available capacity, technical review, and scope negotiation at JGI.
Investigators with grants funded by DOE-BER requiring support from JGI capabilities may submit proposals here.
Investigators preparing grant applications to DOE-BER and requesting an optional letter of feasibility to accompany their proposal may contact Tanja Woyke (firstname.lastname@example.org), Deputy for User Programs, with a proposed scope.
Investigators wishing to expand on their DOE-BER funded work with additional sequencing, synthesis, or metabolomics should apply to one of the JGI’s calls for user proposals.
Emerging Technologies Opportunity Program (ETOP)
The ETOP identifies and funds partnerships to develop new technical capabilities that could be provided to JGI users. Projects targeted for 2018 include development of methods for rapid prototyping of gene and pathway function targeting organisms found in natural environments:
- High-throughput cell-based systems for biological and metabolic characterization
- Cell-free technologies that enable scaleable in vitro gene and pathway functional analyses
- Sensor-based technologies, biological or non-biological, that enable in vivo reporting of metabolic activity and/or activity-based cell sorting
Deadline for proposal submission has passed. For more information, check out the solicitation.
Visiting Scientist Program
The JGI Visiting Scientist Program (VSP) provides an opportunity for faculty-level scientists who are seeking to build upon their line of scientific inquiry by leveraging JGI experimental, computational, and personnel resources for genomic research and sequence-based science. Projects include de novo generation of genome data, assistance in interpreting and/or building on an existing data set, or the refining of new technology (e.g., single-cell genomics; metagenomics, etc.). Length of stay depends on complexity of the project being considered and availability of data and other resources. Investigators, postdocs, and graduate students participating in approved JGI User Projects are also invited to apply for on-site access to JGI resources and capabilities. For more information, contact Tanja Woyke (email@example.com), Deputy for User Programs.