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Li-Cor Sets Aside $2M for Educational Grant

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (GenomeWeb News) - Li-Cor Biosciences is offering $2 million to undergraduate colleges and high schools as part of its Genomics Education Matching Fund program, which seeks to promote genomics studies -- and its own technology.


According to the company, the program funding is to be used to acquire Li-Cor DNA sequencing systems and software for use by students studying molecular biology and related fields. Last year, the program's first, Li-Cor awarded $1.25 million to colleges, technical schools, and high schools in the US.


Li-Cor said it will award grants on a matching-funds basis during 2005. Eligible institutions must demonstrate how they will use the company's DNA analysis system to teach undergraduate or high school students. Schools may also use the instruments for faculty and student research programs.


Full details on applying for a grant can be found here.

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