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NIGMS Expands Biotechnology Program Thanks to a $2 million increase, the three-year-old biotechnology training and fellowship program offered through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will support 122 more fellows and trainees in 1991. The program has a total of $6.4 million to spend this year. So far, about 18 institutions have received five-year training grants, each to support from four to 20 graduate students. The rest of the funds have gone to support postdoctoral fellows

The Scientist Staff

NIGMS Expands Biotechnology Program Thanks to a $2 million increase, the three-year-old biotechnology training and fellowship program offered through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will support 122 more fellows and trainees in 1991. The program has a total of $6.4 million to spend this year.

So far, about 18 institutions have received five-year training grants, each to support from four to 20 graduate students. The rest of the funds have gone to support postdoctoral fellows and senior fellows. Graduate students earn an $8,800 annual stipend, while first-year postdoctoral fellows earn $18,600.

The original deadline of January 10 for the predoctoral grants was changed to March 22 because the program was funded by Congress too late for a timely announcement. The program funds about half of the institutions that apply. Fellowship deadlines are still May 10 and September 10.

For more information, contact Christine Carrico at (301) 496-7707 or...

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