NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ­– The National Science Foundation and the US Department of Agriculture have awarded $2.1 million in grants to support a series of early-stage microbiome research projects.

The grants, which are each worth roughly $300,000, are being provided through the NSF's Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) program in partnership with the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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