Genome Sequencing Center for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to establish one or two centers that can rapidly generate high quality whole genome sequence and variant data from a large number of human specimens representing two types of pediatric conditions - childhood cancers and structural birth defects.  All sequence data generated under this FOA will be re-processed and harmonized by the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Data Resource Center (Kids First DRC), which is also charged with building a public-facing, web-based portal that will allow researchers to search, access, aggregate, analyze, and share annotated genomic sequence, variant, and phenotypic datasets.  Together these resources will promote comprehensive and cross-cutting research and collaboration within the pediatric research community.


  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): September 30, 2018
  • Application Due Date(s): October 31, 2018

​RFA-RM-18-030 Expiration Date November 1, 2018

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Amount Description

Application budgets for each year should not exceed $8M in total costs.
The total award period for this FOA is 3 years (FY2019 - FY2021).

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

October 31, 2018