For Would-Be Biotechnologists

The demand for biotechnologists is growing faster than the supply, according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). As a result, the institute has created a new program: Biotechnology Research Training grants. NIGMS will fund an institutional training program as well as individual predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior fellowships. These provide an annual stipend ranging from $8,500 to $31,500 for three- to five-year projects that apply engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology to biotechnology-related medical research. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their plans with NIGMS before writing a proposal. Deadlines for 1989: January 10, May 10, and September 10.

(Contact: Luther S. Williams, NIGMS, 301-496-0186.)

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