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NIH Marks $10M for Metabolomics Training Grants

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health will use $10 million for up to five years to support new researchers who plan to pursue intensive training in metabolomics under a mentorship with another researcher who is already established in this new field.

The grants will provide up to $75,000 per year to fund the investigators' salaries and $50,000 per year for research and development costs in support of a range metabolomics-focused career development projects.

These NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards are funded under NIH's Common Fund Metabolomics Program, which is aimed at increasing metabolomics research capacity, and they provide support for postdoctoral and clinical fellows or new investigators.

The areas of training researchers may seek to pursue include, but are not limited to, bioinformatic methods for metabolomic analysis, mass spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, and data management.

NIH expects that funding these R&D mentorship training projects will enable researchers to gain experience in metabolomics, help launch their independent research careers, and make them more competitive for new research project grants.

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