Graduate Studies & Research
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Current Opportunities

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Programs

DBID: 1672
Category: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Programs
Program: Plant Genome Research Program
Agency: National Science Foundation; Directorate for Biological Sciences; Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
Deadline: 3/13/2013
Description: Funding supports projects that build on the resources to develop conceptually new strategies to address questions in plants of economic importance on a genome-wide scale; and develop novel and creative tools to facilitate new ways of analyzing genomic data. Especially encouraged are proposals that provide strong and novel training opportunities integral to the research plan and particularly across disciplines that include, but are not limited to, plant physiology, quantitative genetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics and engineering. Four kinds of activity will be supported in FY 2013: (1) Genomics-empowered plant research to tackle fundamental questions in plant sciences on a genome-wide scale; (2) Development of tools and resources for plant genome research including novel technologies and analysis tools to enable discovery; (3) Mid-Career Investigator Awards in Plant Genome Research (MCA-PGR) to increase participation of investigators trained primarily in fields other than plant genomics; and, (4) Novel Methods for Generating Physical Frameworks for Plant Genomes (GPF-PG) to develop new and cost effective strategies for the construction of the genomes of plants of economic importance. Proposals addressing these opportunities are welcomed at all scales. Approximately $15 million is available to support 10 to 15 awards.

Program URL: website: []
Contact: Diane Jofuku Okamuro
Tel: 703-292-4400
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