NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Kansas State University will use nearly a $780,000 grant from the US Department of Education to start a graduate fellowship for genomics, ecology, and evolution research that studies organisms and environmental change.

Supported by a 25 percent match of $196,000 from K-State's Division of Biology and its office of research and sponsored programs, the nearly $1 million program will cover sponsorships, stipends, research expenses, and tuition for seven graduate fellows.

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