International Genome Research Fellowship Program for Central and Eastern Europe


AGENCY: NIH-National Center for Human Genome Research

PROGRAM: The purpose of the International Genome Research Fellowship Program is to provide opportunities for Central and Eastern European scientists who are in the formative stages of their research careers to obtain further training in U.S. laboratories, to exchange ideas and information about the latest advances in mapping and sequencing technology, and to improve the research potential of the fellow's home institution to pursue genomic research.

QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for an International Genome Research Fellowship, the applicant must: be a citizen of a Central or Eastern European country; have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and no more than 10 years of postdoctoral experience in genetics, molecular biology, or other discipline that can be applied to genome research; have demonstrated an ability to engage in research; have assurance of a position to which he/she can return on completion of the fellowship; be proficient in the English language; and obtain an invitation to work with a U.S. scientist who will act as collaborator and host.

MONETARY SUPPORT: Fellowships will be supported through the International Research Fellowship (F05) mechanism. The fellowship provides: living allowance--the fellowship does not provide for a salary or stipend; instead, awardees will receive a living allowance of $2,000 per month while in the U.S. to cover the cost of housing and meals; travel--round- trip fare, economy class between the fellow's home and the fellowship site on a U.S. air carrier; and institutional allowance--the award will provide an institutional allowance of $1,200 per month to the U.S. host institution to cover the cost of health insurance and research supplies.

DEADLINES: 01/10/94 05/10/94 09/10/94

CONTACT:

          NIH-National Center for Human Genome Research
          Fogarty International Center
          International Research and Awards Branch
          9000 Rockville Pike
          Building 31, Room B2C39
          Bethesda, MD  20892
ATTN:     David A. Wolff, Ph.D.
          (301)496-1653

RFP NUMBER: PA-92-68 CFDA CODE: 93.172