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Human Genome News, July 1993; 5(2)

NCHGR Establishing Genome Science and Technology Centers


NCHGR is establishing GESTEC (Genome Science and Technology Centers), a reformulated, flexible program of research support. GESTEC is designed to develop technologies for large-scale generation of mapping and sequencing information, improved informatics solutions to data management, and better methods of annotating maps and sequences. Applications are invited for new and continuing large-scale, multidisciplinary projects to finish the first 5-year goals of the Human Genome Project and address further project needs.

Grants in the GESTEC program may be supported by Specialized Center Grants (P50) or Program Project Grants (P01). The P50 mechanism will be used for broader, more-complex, multidisciplinary programs and P01 for projects that support a minimum of three research components with a well-defined central research focus.

Written and telephone inquiries are strongly encouraged, and NCHGR welcomes the opportunity to clarify any issues or questions from potential applicants. The full program announcement and GESTEC grant proposal guidelines should be requested before the application is prepared.

Contacts for inquiries: Jane Peterson (GESTEC program) and Robert Strausberg (DNA sequencing/technology development); NCHGR; Bldg. 38A, Room 610; NIH; Bethesda, MD 20892 (301/496-7531).


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