Central and Eastern Europe International Genome Research Fellowships

AGENCY: NIH-Fogarty International Center

PROGRAM: The purpose of the 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 US 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. Central and Eastern Europe, for purposes of this program, is defined as Bulgaria, the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, all republics of the (former) USSR, and Yugoslavia. This program is open to scientists early in their careers. Prospective applicants must make applications through the US institutions of the sponsors. The minimum award period for research in the United States is 12 months, and the maximum award period is 24 months. Additional information and application kits may be obtained by contacting the program office.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must be a citizen of a Central or Eastern European country; have a PhD, MD, 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, such as computer sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or engineering; 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 US scientist who will act as collaborator and host.

MONETARY SUPPORT: $2000 per month living allowance; round-trip fare, economy class, between the fellow's home and the fellowship site on a US air carrier; and $1200 per month institutional allowance

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


          NIH-Fogarty International Center
          International Genomic Research Fellowship Program
          9000 Rockville Pike
          Building 31, Room B2C39
          Bethesda, MD  20892
ATTN:     David A. Wolff, Ph.D.

CFDA CODE: 93.172