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Human Genome News, September 1994; 6(3):19

U.S. Genome Research Funding Guidelines

Note: Investigators wishing to apply for funding are urged to discuss their projects with appropriate agency staff before submitting proposals.

NIH National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR)

Application receipt dates:

  • R01, P01, R21, R29, P30, P50, K01 (Expedited review possible. Check with NCHGR during application development phases.), and R13 grants--February 1, June 1, and October 1.
  • Individual postdoctoral fellowships--April 5, August 5, and December 5.
  • Institutional training grants--January 10, May 10, and September 10.
  • Small Business Innovation Research Grants (SBIR: firms with 500 or fewer employees)--April 15, August 15, and December 15.
  • Research supplements for underrepresented minorities--applications are accepted on a continuing basis.
  • Requests for Applications (RFAs)--receipt dates are independent of the above dates. Notices will appear in HGN and other publications.
Program announcements are listed in the weekly NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts [Full text of RFAs listed in the NIH grants guide may also be obtained from NIH NCHGR in Bethesda, Maryland (301/496-0844)], which is available electronically through one of the following methods.
  • Gopher (
  • Institutional Hubs. A designee receives automatic updates and distributes them locally to researchers. Send a message naming the responsible person to BITNET: q2c@nihcu or Internet:
  • NIH Grant Line (also known as DRGLINE): Electronic bulletin board updated weekly. Connection is through a modem (301/402-2221), and files can be transmitted rapidly via BITNET or Internet. The Grant Line is also accessible by Telnet to When connection is open, type VT100. At the INITIALS prompt, type BB5 and at the ACCOUNT prompt, type CCS2. For more information, contact John James (301/594-7270, Fax: -7384).
DOE Human Genome Program

For funding information or general inquiries, contact the program office via

  • 301/903-6488 or Internet ( Relevant documents are available by ftp ( in directory /genome).
DOE Human Genome Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships

Next deadline: February 1, 1995. For further information, contact

  • Linda Holmes, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education: 615/576-9934, Fax: /241-5219.
SBIR Grants

DOE and NIH invite small business firms to submit grant applications addressing the human genome topic of SBIR programs, which are designed to strengthen innovative firms in research and development and contribute to the growth and strength of the nation's economy. For more information on human genome SBIR grants, contact

  • Kay Etzler; c/o SBIR Program Manager, ER-16; DOE; Washington, DC 20585 (301/903-5867, Fax: -5488). DOE SBIR applications are due March 1, 1995.
  • Bettie Graham; Bldg. 38A, Rm. 610; NIH; 9000 Rockville Pike; Bethesda, MD 20892 (301/496-7531, Fax: /480-2770).
National SBIR conference: Chicago, IL (April 26-28, 1995). Conference Hotline: 407/791-0720.
HGMIS staff

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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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.

Human Genome News

Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.