EGRP News Flash - November 21, 2008

NHGRI Announces Funding Opportunities for 1000 Genomes Project

On behalf of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the international 1000 Genomes ProjectExternal Web Site Policy, the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP) announces two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). The 1000 Genomes Project is designed to support genome-wide association studies (GWAS) by providing a public resource of almost all genetic variants across the human genome with a frequency of 1% or higher, and of genetic variants with even lower frequencies in gene regions.

The two FOAs (RFA-HG-09-001 and RFA-HG-09-002) aim to address the analysis needs of the 1000 Genomes Project on two timescales:

  1. RFA-HG-09-001 ("1000 Genomes Project Data Processing") solicits proposals to perform the analyses needed to produce the 1000 Genomes dataset.
  2. RFA-HG-09-002 ("1000 Genomes Project Dataset Analysis") solicits proposals to analyze the full Project dataset after it has been produced by work funded through RFA-HG-09-001.

Both FOAs will use a U01 cooperative agreement award mechanism.

The total amount of funding that the NHGRI expects to award through RFA-HG-09-001 is up to $3 million for each of two years; it is anticipated that about 4-6 awards will be made. The total amount of funding that the NHGRI expects to award through RFA-HG-09-002 is up to $4 million for each of two years. It is anticipated that about 8-10 awards will be made.

December 12, 2008 is the Letter of Intent receipt date for RFA-HG-09-001 and applications are due by January 12, 2009. Letters of Intent for RFA-HG-09-002 are due by May 26, 2009 and applications are due by June 26, 2009.

For general questions about cancer epidemiology contact EGRP's Mukesh Verma, Ph.D., Chief, Methods and Technologies Branch, and Acting Chief, Host Susceptibility Factors Branch.

Access the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts for details:
RFA-HG-09-001External Web Site Policy (U01)
RFA-HG-09-002External Web Site Policy (U01)

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