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NSF to Award $29M for Phyloinformatics Projects

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Science Foundation is soliciting proposals for computational phylogenetics and phyloinformatics projects as part of its "Assembling the Tree of Life" initiative, which plans to construct a phylogeny for the 1.7 million described species on Earth.

 

NSF has issued a program solicitation seeking "projects in data acquisition, analysis, algorithm development and dissemination in computational phylogenetics and phyloinformatics."

 

NSF said it plans to award between three and six awards in fiscal year 2005 and again in 2006, with a total of $14 million earmarked for FY 2005 and $15 million for FY 2006. Awards will range up to $3 million each, for durations up to five years.

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