Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, March 1992; 3(6)
To help achieve the goals of the Human Genome Project, the NIH National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) is making research opportunities available to scientists of Central and Eastern Europe through the (1) International Genome Research Collaborative Program and (2) International Genome Research Fellowship Program. The project was developed in cooperation with the Eastern European program of the NIH Fogarty International Center. For the purposes of this program, Central and Eastern Europe are defined as Bulgaria, the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, all other republics of the former U.S.S.R., and Yugoslavia.
Applications are encouraged in the following areas:
To facilitate collaboration between U.S. and Central and Eastern European scientists, NCHGR will provide financial assistance for extended visits by foreign investigators in U.S. laboratories and for the purchase of equipment and supplies to enhance collaborative projects at foreign institutions. These fellowships are intended for senior investigators who are doing independent research in a country with an organized human genome program.
Projects will be supported through the nonrenewable small grants mechanism for 1 to 3 years at U.S. institutions that have an NCHGR grant with at least 1 year remaining. These awards will provide the following:
The application must demonstrate that the proposed collaboration will enhance the scientific contributions of both U.S. and foreign scientists and further the goals of the Human Genome Project. Foreign collaborators must be associated with an organized human genome program in their home countries and hold a position in a nonprofit institution that will allow time and facilities for conducting the research.
The purpose of these fellowships is to provide foreign junior scientists (not yet in an independent research position) with training opportunities in U.S. laboratories, to promote the exchange of ideas and information about the latest advances in mapping and sequencing technology, and to improve the potential of the fellow's home institution to pursue genomic research.
The minimum support period is 12 months with a maximum of 24 months. Support provides a U.S. living allowance of $2000 a month, round-trip air fare, and an allowance of $1200 a month to the U.S. host institution for health insurance and research supplies.
The applicant must be proficient in the English language and have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Also required is postdoctoral experience of up to 10 years in genetics, molecular biology, or other discipline that can be applied to genome research, such as computer science, chemistry, hysics, mathematics, or engineering. The fellow must be assured of a position to which he or she can return when the fellowship is completed and must obtain an invitation to work with a U.S. scientist who is the principal investigator of an NCHGR grant and who will act as collaborator and host.
Application Receipt Dates Each Year:
Application Receipt Dates Each Year:
Contact for both programs:
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