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Human Genome News, October-December 1996; 8:(2)

Funding Opportunities


Computational Molecular Biology

Topic: Ten postdoctoral fellowships to catalyze career transitions into computational molecular biology from other scientific fields. These fellowships are funded by DOE and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to give young scientists an intensive 2-year postdoctoral opportunity in an appropriate molecular biology laboratory. Selections will be announced in June 1997, and funding can begin any time after September 1, 1997.

  • Applications due April 14, 1997.

Contact: Christine Trance; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; 630 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2550; New York, NY 10111 (212/649-1649, Fax: /757-5117,

NABIR Program

Program Notice 97-04

Topic: Scientific research elements in the Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) Program.
Full announcement, guidelines: or

  • Applications due January 30, 1997.

Contact: John Houghton (301/903-8288, Fax: -8519,


Genome-Analysis Technologies
RFA HG-97-001 (R01, P01, R21)

Topic: To develop novel genomic-scale technologies for the study of genome function and sequence variation. These technologies will facilitate, among other things, elucidation of the biological roles of gene products and noncoding functional elements, interactions among functional elements in the cell, biological consequences of genome organization, dynamics of polymorphisms in populations, and the functional significance of genomic variation.

  • Letters of Intent due February 27, 1997.
  • Applications due March 27, 1997.

Contact: Elise Feingold contact NCHGR for information.

NIH National Research Service Award Fellowships

Topic: To engage in research relevant to the Human Genome Project. Postdoctoral, senior postdoctoral, and minority predoctoral fellowships are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents; research in ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) is not open to predoctoral students through this program.

  • Applications for postdoctoral and senior postdoctoral due December 5, April 5, and August 5.
  • Applications for minority predoctoral due May 1 and November 15.

Contacts: ELSI topics, Eric Meslin (301/402-4997,; all other topics, Bettie Graham ( at NCHGR)

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