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European Commission Issues 540M Euro Call for Genomics and Biotech Research Proposals

NEW YORK, June 16 (GenomeWeb News) - The European Commission today published the third call for research proposals in life sciences, genomics, and biotechnology in its Sixth Framework Program. The total budget for life science projects under the call is €540 million (US$648 million).

 

The call, available here, is seeking projects for "advanced genomics and its applications for health," including fundamental knowledge and basic tools for functional genomics in all organisms, according to an EC statement.

 

The deadline for submitting proposals is Nov. 16, 2004.

 

The four-year FP6 program has a total budget of €17.5 billion, with €2.3 billion earmarked for life sciences research.

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