NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ambitious and expensive research projects that are ready to launch are being sought by the National Institutes of Health to receive economic stimulus funding under a new grant program.

NIH expects to channel $200 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment money into a number of grants funding large-scale, cutting-edge research programs and infrastructure projects that need at least $500,000 per year over two years.

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