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January 17, 2003

Animal genomics center announces three new programs

by Susan Thompson, Ag Information Service
Iowa State's Center for Integrated Animal Genomics (CIAG) has established three new programs to foster faculty development and collaborative research. Applications are being sought for the three. Any full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member (or P&S employee at the rank of P17 or above) who is a member of the CIAG may apply for funds.

The Scholar and Fellows Program will bring visiting scientists to campus for two to six weeks to help develop and strengthen collaborative efforts of CIAG with scientists outside of ISU. The application deadline is Feb. 3; funds will be available April 1. The Symposia and Workshops Program will support symposia and workshops during the 2003-04 academic year. Applications are due Feb. 17; funds will be available July 1.

The Competitive Grants Program will promote innovative inter-disciplinary research by providing seed money for research projects in animal, microbial and comparative genomics. Applications are due March 15; funds will be available May 1.

More information is on the Web at The CIAG is administered by the College of Agriculture with input from the colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Liberal Arts and Sciences. It works to identify and understand the function and control of genes to improve both animal and human health.

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