The Foods for Health Seed Grant Competition is a university-wide initiative with a primary goal of advancing the use of metabolomics-based technology in food and nutrition research for the improvement of health. $250,000 in funding has been awarded to ten multidisciplinary teams in past rounds. The RFP for 2018 Seed Grants was announced October 17, 2017. Up to 5 new proposals will be awarded with a maximum of $25,000 per award for direct costs during a 12-month project period. Successful proposals will focus on food and nutritional metabolomics, are innovative, collaborative, create value, result in presentations at professional meetings and peer-reviewed publications, and catalyze the submission of competitive extramural grants. Proposals are due January 8, 2018.