The CSP New Investigator call seeks to target investigators and research initiatives new to the JGI, with an emphasis on providing pilot data to assess feasibility of a novel approach or form the foundation for a large-scale CSP proposal submission. Projects must be independent of ongoing JGI proposals, and lead PIs cannot have been lead PI on any previously accepted JGI CSP or FICUS proposal. Sequence requests should not exceed 500 Gbp in total. Current call topics include: Bacterial and archaeal isolates and single cell draft genomes; Genome resequencing; Plant/algal genome size estimation; RNA sequencing; Bacterial and archaeal epigenomes and high-quality draft genomes; Metagenomes and metatranscriptomes; DNA synthesis for functional assays; Metabolomics based functional analyses. Proposals are accepted on a continuous basis and will be reviewed twice a year. Letters of intent are not required. Deadline for submission is 60 days prior to the review date. Next deadline: September 19, 2020.