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The NIH Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) program support multi-investigator interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative genomic approaches to address a particular biological problem. A CEGS project will address a critical issue in genomic science, proposing a solution that would be a very substantial advance. The research conducted at these centers will entail substantial risk, balanced by outstanding scientific and management plans and very high potential payoff. A CEGS will focus on the development of novel technological or computational methods for the production or analysis of comprehensive data sets, on a particular genome-scale biological problem, or on other ways to develop and use genomic approaches for understanding biological systems.

An extraordinary level of synergy, integration, and potential for advancement of genomics is expected from each CEGS project. Exploiting its outstanding scientific plan and team, each CEGS will nurture genomic science at its institution by facilitating the interaction of investigators from different disciplines, and by providing training of new investigators will expand the pool of professional genomics scientists and engineers. The formation of new groups of investigators to conduct genomic research is particularly encouraged. As some newly formed groups may require substantial time and support for development and planning before being in a position to submit a high quality Center grant application, a CEGS Planning Grant (P20) is offered to facilitate this planning.

Institutes participating in this program are the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Because MU is limited to one application per receipt date for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 5:00 pm Wednesday, October 5, 2005. Letters of intent should be limited to 3 pages and should include 1) the mechanism for which the proposal will apply (P20 or P50), 2) the application receipt date for which it will be submitted, 3) a listing of the investigators to be involved, and 4) brief summaries of each anticipated research project and core.

Amount: Up to $2 million direct costs for any year for P50 grants; up to $150,000 direct costs per year for up to three years for P20 grants
MU Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 5, 2005 (letter of intent)
Foundation Deadlines:

Non-required letter of intent receipt dates are:

For P50 center - October 10, 2005; May 1, 2006; May 1, 2007.

For P20 developmental center - October 10, 2005; January 1, 2006 and 2007; May 1, 2006 and 2007; September 1, 2006 and 2007.

Application Receipt Dates are:

For P50 center - November 10, 2005; June 1, 2006; June 1, 2007.

For P20 developmental center - November 10, 2005; February 1, 2006 and 2007; June 1, 2006 and 2007; October 1, 2006 and 2007.

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in life science disciplines.  Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.


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