NEW YORK, March 11 (GenomeWeb News) - LI-COR Biosciences is offering a Genomics Education Matching Fund program to help colleges and high schools build or improve genomic curricula, the company said today.
The program will also ensure that winning institutions acquire LI-COR gene-sequencing instruments and software, which would be used by students studying molecular biology and related fields.
LI-COR will award as many as 50 grants to eligible institutions on a matching-funds basis during the current year. Eligible institutions "must demonstrate how they will incorporate the LI-COR DNA analysis system to teach undergraduate or high school students," the company said.
Additionally, LI-COR said schools may use the instruments for faculty and student research programs. Two awarding periods will be reviewed with grant deadlines of April 30 and July 31.