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Human Genome News, Mar.-Apr. 1995; 6(6)

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.

DOE Human Genome Program

DOE invites applications for FY 1996 research grants addressing privacy issues and the development of educational materials related to ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) arising from information and knowledge generated by the Human Genome Project. Solicitations for proposals were announced in the Federal Register 60(48), 13433-34 (March 13, 1995) and in Science and other publications. Applications due July 13. Before submitting proposals, potential applicants should discuss their projects with Daniel Drell; Office of Health and Environmental Research, ER-72 (GTN); DOE Office of Energy Research; Washington, DC 20585 (301/903-6488,

  • Contact for funding information or general inquiries:genome@er.doe.govor 301/903-6488.
  • Relevant in directory /genome or

DOE Human Genome Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships

Next deadline: February 1, 1996.
  • Contact: Linda Holmes, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (615/576-9934, Fax: /241-5219).

NIH National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR)

Program announcements listed in NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts( and or 301/496-0844).

Bracketed numbers below refer to application due dates.

  • [1] February 1, June 1, and October 1;
  • [2] April 5, August 5, and December 5;
  • [3] May 10;
  • [4] on a continuous basis; and
  • [5] May 1 and November 15.

Program Categories


  • Ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research, Fellowships (PA 92-21) [1].
  • Genome science and technology centers (PAR 94-044) [1].
  • Informatics (PA 92-59) [1].
  • New and improved technologies for genomic research and analysis (PA 94-045) [1].
  • Pilot projects or feasibility studies for genomic analysis (PAR 94-046) [1].


  • Courses related to genomic analysis (PA 91-88) [1].
  • Individual postdoctoral and senior fellowships in genomic analysis and technology (PA 92-21) [2].
  • National research service awards:
    • -Institutional training grants in genomic science (PA 94-085) [3].
    • Individual predoctoral student fellowships for disabled (PA 95-028) [5] and minorities (PA 95-029) [5].
    • Special emphasis research career awards in genomic research (PA 91-89) [1].

Special Programs

  • Minority institution travel awards (PA 91-17) [4]
  • Research supplements for underrepresented minorities and disabled [4].

NCHGR: 301/496-7531, Fax: /480-2770.

  • ELSI: or 301/402-4997.
  • Genetic linkage mapping, annotation, and single-chromosome workshops:
  • Informatics:
  • Large-scale mapping, sequencing of human and mouse genomes:
  • Physical mapping technology, training, and special programs:
  • Sequencing technology development, technology transfer, nonmammalian model organisms: or

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants

DOE and NIH invite small business firms (less than 500 employees) to submit grant applications addressing the human genome topic of SBIR programs. The two agencies also support the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program to foster transfers between research institutions and small businesses. Contacts:

  • Kay Etzler; c/o SBIR Program Manager, ER-16; DOE; Washington, DC 20585 (301/903-5867, Fax: -5488). DOE SBIR due March 1, 1996; STTR, early 1996.
  • Bettie Graham (301/496-7431, Fax: /480-2770, NIH SBIR due April 15, August 15, and December 15. STTR, December 1.

National SBIR/STTR conferences: Washington, DC (October 16-18); Salt Lake City, UT (October 30-November 1); Dallas, TX (April 29-May 1, 1996). Conference hotline: 407/791-0720; electronic registration: 203/379-9427.

HGMIS staff

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