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NLM Earmarks $25M for Bioinformatics Grants in 2006, 2007

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Library of Medicine issued a program announcement this week outlining its plans to support research grants in bioinformatics over the next two years.


The program, "NLM Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics and Bioinformatics," will award $25 million per year in 20 to 25 new grants.


Individual awards typically fall in a range from $200,000 to $400,000 in direct costs, with an average of $280,000 in direct costs per year, for three years, NLM said.


Awards are typically made three times per year, in December/January, March/April, and August/September.


NLM defines biomedical informatics as "the intersection of basic informational and computing sciences with an application domain in health care and biomedicine," and said that the term "encompasses the closely-aligned field of bioinformatics, which can be defined as the intersection of basic informational and computer sciences with an application domain in biological/biochemical sciences."


The program expires Nov. 2, 2007. Further information is available here.

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