NHLBI issued a request for applications for the program, entitled "Short Courses on Application of Genomics and Proteomics to Complex Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders," on Aug. 10.
The institute intends to spend around $1.2 million on the program through 2009, with $300,000 allocated for 2006. NHLBI said it expects to fund 1 or 2 grants under the program.
NHLBI said in the RFA that the courses "should provide hands-on training to investigators interested in leveraging genomic and proteomic technologies and resources to advance the understanding of disease mechanisms of interest to the institute."
Letters of intent are due on Dec. 19, and applications are due Jan. 17, 2006.