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Human Genome News, March 1994; 5(6)

NCHGR Funding Opportunities

Request for Applications (applications due April 22)

  • HG-94-01 (R01, R03). The NIH National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR), National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute of Nursing Research invite applications for projects to examine the psychosocial and clinical impact of using gene-based diagnostic tests in families with heritable forms of breast, ovarian, and colon cancer. The program is designed to assess public knowledge and attitudes about genetic testing for cancer risks and to gather information useful in establishing clinical protocols for these risk-assessment technologies. Application receipt date: April 22. For additional information or to discuss proposals (strongly recommended), contact Elizabeth Thomson; Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Branch; NCHGR; Bldg. 38A, Room 617; 9000 Rockville Pike; Bethesda, MD 20892 (301/402-4997, Fax: /480-2770, Internet:

Program Announcements (applications due June 1, October 1, and February 1)

Telephone, electronic, and written inquiries are strongly encouraged. [NIH NCHGR: Bldg. 38A, Room 610; 9000 Rockville Pike; Bethesda, MD 20892 (301/496-7531, Fax: /480-2770).]

  • PAR-94-046. Pilot Projects or Feasibility Studies for Genomic Analysis (R21): Novel, creative approaches that will provide significant advances but are not developed enough to compete successfully for a standard R01 grant. Areas of concentration are physical map annotation, DNA sequencing, high-throughput genotyping, gene identification, and informatics. [Bettie Graham (Internet:]
  • PA-94-045. New and Improved Technologies for Genomic Research and Analysis (R01, R21, and R29): Research that will significantly advance progress toward the extended scientific goals of the Human Genome Project, particularly in mapping, sequencing, informatics, and gene identification. (Graham, see PAR above)
  • PAR-94-044. Genome Science and Technology Centers (GESTECs) (P50, P01): Supports large-scale, multidisciplinary genomic studies in mapping and sequencing. [Jane Peterson (Internet:]

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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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Human Genome News

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