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EECG Awards

Deadline 1 February 2017      Awards announced 15 April 2017      Funds distributed by 31 May 2017


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The American Genetic Association grants EECG Research Awards to graduate and post-doctoral researchers who are at a critical point in their research, where additional funds would allow them to conclude their research project and prepare it for publication.

These awards are open to any PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who is a member of the AGA at the time of application – visit the AGA homepage for membership details. 

The program is not intended to fund an entire research project, to initiate new research projects, or to provide salary support.  Proposals addressing genome-scale questions, or ecological, evolutionary and conservation genetics questions best addressed with genome-scale data, will be given priority for funding.  Awards will generally range from $5,000 to $10,000, awarded to the PI or institution (no overhead is provided). 

To Apply:  Download the application form and guidelines: EECG application form 2017

After completing the form, save as a PDF.  Complete the details below, upload your PDF, and click Submit.  A 'thank you' screen will appear, letting you know that your application has been received.


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