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NHGRI to Publish Six RFAs for Genome Sequencing

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Human Genome Research Institute plans to issue six requests for applications for projects focusing on genome sequencing technologies, the National Institutes of Health said last week.


The amounts allocated for the awards will be available once the RFAs are published, NHGRI said.


The research scope for these RFAs will be the same as the ones issued in 2004 on near-term technology development for genome sequencing and on revolutionary genome sequencing technologies. NHGRI committed $8 million in fiscal year 2004 and $5 million in fiscal year 2005 to fund four to 10 grants for near-term technology projects. For projects on revolutionary technologies, the NHGRI committed $6 million in fiscal year 2004 and $5 million in fiscal year 2005 to fund three to 10 awards.


The receipt date for intents will be Jan. 17 and applications must be submitted by Feb. 17.


More information can be found here.

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