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Human Genome News, March 1994; 5(6)

HUGO Offers Travel Awards

The international Human Genome Organization (HUGO) has announced that new travel awards up to $1500 are available to researchers, generally those who are under the age of 40 and actively engaged in human genome research. These awards will cover travel costs for short-term laboratory visits by investigators wishing to transfer technology or conduct collaborative research. The program, which is not for travel to meetings, will run on a continuing basis as long as financial support is available.

Application Requirements

  • Declaration by a HUGO member acting as supporting sponsor of the application.
  • Work plan including reasons for the choice of host laboratory, which must be in a country other than the applicant's home country.
  • Declaration by the host laboratory's head, who need not be a HUGO member, stating host's willingness to accept the applicant and furnish lodging. If the host laboratory cannot furnish lodging, a portion of the travel award may be available to cover modest lodging expenses (not living or research costs), the total not to exceed $1500.
  • Applicant's curriculum vitae, including a publications list.
  • Travel expense details.

The HUGO Travel Award Committee will consider applications in the order in which they are received, and applicants will be notified of the committee's decision within 2 weeks of receipt.

Submission Address

  • Charles Buys, Director
    HUGO Travel Award Program
    c/o Department of Medical Genetics
    A. Deusinglaan 4
    9713A W. Groningen
    Fax: +31-50/63-2947

For further information on travel awards, contact either the HUGO Europe or Americas office.

  • HUGO Europe
    One Park Square West
    London NW1 4LJ, U.K.
    + 44/71-935-8085, Fax: -8341
  • HUGO Americas
    7986-D Old Georgetown Road
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    301/654-1477, Fax: /652-3368

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