NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute plans to grant $1.2 million to fund up to four projects for up to two years each under its Emerging Technological Opportunities Program.

The University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is seeking letters of intent for the JGI's ETOP through Aug. 30. Finalists will be notified by Sept. 20 and asked to submit a full proposal due Oct. 20, with a target start date of Jan. 1, 2016.

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