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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, September 1990; 2(3)
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) recently announced the establishment of the UNESCO/TWAS Fellowship Programme in the Human Genome. Designed to promote international cooperation in the human genome community by stimulating and facilitating research and training, the program will enable scientists from developing countries to carry out research in well-established scientific centers and to learn new research techniques.
To be eligible for a UNESCO/TWAS human genome fellowship, candidates must already be engaged in genome research. They must agree to return to the country in which they were living at the time of application and must show that the theoretical and practical knowledge or training to be acquired will benefit their scientific development.
The fellowships, lasting from 1 to 3 months, will partly or fully fund transportation, a modest subsistence allowance, or both. The institute of origin or the host institute would be expected to defray part of the fellow's expenses.
For application information, contact:
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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v2n3).
The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international 13-year effort, 1990 to 2003. Primary goals were to discover the complete set of human genes and make them accessible for further biological study, and determine the complete sequence of DNA bases in the human genome. See Timeline for more HGP history.
Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.