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NLM Grants to Fuel Launch of Biomedical Informatics Careers

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Library of Medicine announced a funding opportunity yesterday aimed at advancing the careers of biomedical researchers who are trained in and whose research focuses on using informatics technologies.

NLM has requested applications for its Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics, which aims to support the creation of "a diverse pool of highly trained scientists" who are working in a range of areas, such as clinical or public health informatics, bioinformatics, and translational and consumer health informatics.

Whatever the research area, NLM is encouraging these young investigators to use these grants, which will provide support for three years, to focus on developing careers in informatics.

The grants will provide up to $85,000 and fringe benefits per year to pay salaries of the informatics investigators and an additional $50,000 per year toward research and development costs, depending on the candidate's stage of development and the amount of time that will be spent on research and development activities.

These informatics-driven projects may be centered around questions involving basic biomedical research, clinical and translational research, public health, and other areas.

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