NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institutes of Mental Health is seeking applicants to establish a center for genomic studies of autism.
 
In a request for applications released on Nov. 29, NIMH said it plans to commit at least $1.5 million in fiscal 2007 toward establishing the Center for Genomic and Phenomic Studies on Autism, and said proposed budgets for the first year of research may be as much as $1.25 million.
 
NIMH said it anticipates awarding a single, five-year award under the program.

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