About The CSP Annual Call
The JGI’s Community Science Program (CSP) Annual Call is focused on large-scale genomic science projects that address questions of relevance to DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) missions in sustainable biofuel and bioproducts production, global carbon and nutrient cycling, and biogeochemistry. While applications will be accepted that address any aspect of these mission areas, priority will be given to projects that address the areas of special emphasis that are listed in the call and leverage the diversity of JGI technical and analytical capabilities.
For the CSP annual call, a Letter of Intent (LOI) is required by the due date printed below. Proposals will be invited to those applicants whose LOI is approved. The letter of intent must be submitted using our web-based form. Submitters whose LOIs/proposals are approved will receive further instructions via email. Human or animal disease-related work will NOT be considered under this program. Plant pathogens will only be considered if they are of relevance to bioenergy-related feedstock crops or model plants. Projects targeting marine systems must clearly demonstrate relevance and translatability to freshwater, coastal, or terrestrial systems. All proposals will be externally peer-reviewed for scientific merit, DOE mission relevance, proposed data usage by the applicant/community, and track record of the applicant. Proposers are encouraged to review the JGI’s sample requirements. Samples that are not available in a timely manner will delay processing, while samples that are of insufficient quality or quantity will preclude approval for processing.
For accepted proposals, sequencing, synthesis, metabolomics and analysis will be paid for by the Department of Energy’s funding of the JGI. There is no cost to the user and no granting of funds.
Data produced and released through the CSP will adhere to the JGI Data Policy. For sequencing or metabolomics projects, data are subject to a one-year embargo, while for DNA synthesis projects, data are subject to a two-year embargo starting at construct or strain delivery. For more information about the JGI’s policy, please visit the JGI Data Policy website.
View the list of accepted proposals from previous calls.
For general questions, please contact Christa Pennacchio, Project Management Office. For questions about the appropriateness of projects or experimental design, please contact Tanja Woyke, Deputy for User Programs. Technical and Scientific Leads will also be available to answer any questions prior to proposal submission.