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Human Genome News, September-December 1995; 7(3-4):11

NRSA Provides Financial Support to Qualified Minority Students and Students With Disabilities

Through its National Research Service Award (NRSA) program, NCHGR currently supports 11 minority students who are in Ph.D. or combined M.D. and Ph.D. programs. NRSA was established in 1974 to help ensure that highly trained scientists are available in adequate numbers and appropriate research areas to carry out the nation's biomedical and behavioral research agenda.

NCHGR is committed to training scientists who will use the tools and information generated by the genome project to address problems rele-vant to the health of the U.S. population. Because predicting future research areas is difficult, this program funds outstanding graduate students involved in a broad array of projects.

To be eligible for a predoctoral fellowship award for minority students, individuals must be U.S. citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents and from ethnic or racial groups that are underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral research. Annual stipends include $10,008 for living expenses, a tuition and fee allowance, and a $2000 institutional allowance for travel to scientific meetings and for laboratory and other training expenses. [Training opportunities, enrollment requirements, deadlines: Bettie J. Graham (301/496-7531, Fax: /480-2770,]

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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.