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NHGRI to Fund Short-Term Genomic Education Courses

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — The National Human Genome Research Institute announced that it will provide funding to institutions to support short-term educational courses in genomic sciences and medicine, as well as the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomics.

"Genomics has stimulated and continues to stimulate the development of powerful new techniques, methods, and analyses, and biomedical research would benefit from the rapid, widespread dissemination of these methods to the larger biomedical research community," the National Institutes of Health said in the funding announcement.

To that end, the NHGRI said it intends to allocate up to $50,000 to institutions to run courses of a few days to two weeks that educate about the latest developments in genomics and their broader impacts. 

The courses are expected to be targeted to individuals at the postdoctoral level and beyond, and to be open to both students and researchers. The funding is not intended to support the development of an institution's course curriculum that is part of its standard offerings to students, the NIH noted.

Additional details about the funding opportunity can be found here.