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Vol.11, No. 3-4   July 2001

U.S. Genome-Related Research Funding

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

DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research Human and Microbial Genome Programs

  • Funding opportunities, http://science.doe.gov/grants/
  • Life Sciences Division:
    301/903-6488, genome@science.doe.gov
  • Medical Sciences Division:
    301/903-3213, sharon.betson@science.doe.gov

Computational Molecular Biology Postdoctoral Fellowships
Support career transitions into computational molecular biology from other scientific fields. Funded by DOE and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

  • Next deadline: February 5, 2002
  • Contact: Sloan Foundation; 212/649-1628, http://www.sloan.org/sloan-research-fellowships/

NIH National Human Genome Research Institute

  • NHGRI program: 301/496-7531; http://www.genome.gov/
  • Funding opportunities [http://www.genome.gov/Grants/]
  • ELSI: 301/402-4997

Small Business Innovation Research Grants
DOE and NIH invite small business firms (under 500 employees) to submit grant applications addressing the human genome topic. The two agencies also support the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program to foster transfers between research institutions and small businesses.


  • DOE SBIR/STTR Office: 301/903-1414, Fax: -5488, sbir-sttr@science.doe.gov, [https://science.osti.gov/sbir] DOE SBIR and STRR due January 15, 2002.
  • Bettie Graham (301/402-4997). NIH SBIR and STTR due April 1, August 1, and December 1.
  • National resources, calendar [http://www.zyn.com/sbir/]
  • National SBIR/STTR conferences: 360/683-5742, Fax: -5391, sbir@zyn.com. Alerting service Web site [http://www.pnl.gov/edo/opportunities/sbir.stm].

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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v11n3-4).

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.