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Human Genome News, January-March 1996; 7(5)

U.S. Genome Research Funding

Investigators wishing to apply for funding are urged to discuss projects with agency staff before submitting proposals.

NIH National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR)

Program announcements listed in NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (

NCHGR Program Contact: 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: or Physical mapping technology, training, and special programs:
  • Sequencing technology development, technology transfer, nonmammalian model organisms: or

DOE Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER) Human Genome Program

  • Contact for funding information or general inquiries: or 301/903-6488.
  • Relevant documents:

Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships

Research opportunities in energy-related life, biomedical, and environmental sciences, including human genome, global change, and supporting disciplines.

Next deadline: January 1997

  • Contact: Barbara Dorsey, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (423/576-9975, Fax: /241-5219)

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).
  • Bettie Graham (see contact, NCHGR). NIH SBIR due April 15, August 15, and December 15. STTR, December 1.

National SBIR/STTR conferences: Dallas, TX (April 29 May 1, 1996). Conference hotline: 407/791-0720; electronic registration: 203/379-9427.

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Human Genome Project 1990–2003

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