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Comparative Genomics Research Program

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants that the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is participating, effective immediately, in PAR-17-482 "Comparative Genomics Research Program". NIFA invites application for research developing comparative approaches that can be used to understand genome structure and function and the relationship between genomic features and phenotypes. NIFA will support studies that enable the use of a diverse array of species to advance our ability to improve genome annotations that complements Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FANNG) efforts or understand basic biological processes related to health and disease of agriculturally important animals, as well as studies that develop novel analytical tools and resources for the comparative genomics research community.

Who is eligible to apply: 

Award grants may be made to State agricultural experiment stations; colleges and universities; university research foundations; other research institutions and organizations; Federal agencies; national laboratories; private organizations or corporations; individuals who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents; or any group consisting of two or more of the aforementioned entities. Applications from scientists at non-U.S. organizations will not be accepted.

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Closing Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019


2018 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents’ and EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows scholarships

Applications currently being accepted for the 2018 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents’ and EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows scholarships. The deadline to apply is Aug. 1.

These annual scholarships are awarded to AAEP-member veterinarians who are beginning careers in equine research in graduate school. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship during the AAEP’s 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif. Dec. 1-5, 2018.

The AAEP Foundation Past Presidents’ Research Fellow and the EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow, established in 2006 and 2011, respectively, emphasize the importance of equine research while rewarding researchers for their personal contributions. 

These scholarships are made possible through the monetary contributions of AAEP past presidents and The EQUUS Foundation.

Ideal candidates for the research fellows are graduates of an AVMA-accredited school/college of veterinary medicine who have experience conducting equine research and are nearing completion of a residency or doctoral program. Applicants who are seeking funding for their research project or have secured funding from other organizations are eligible to apply, as the scholarships focus on supporting the researcher, not the project.

The scholarship description and application is accessible on the AAEP Foundation’s website.  Note: Applicants only need to complete one application and they will be eligible for both awards.


Funding Opportunities


Funding at NIH - Grants.gov
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NIH Weekly Funding Opportunities
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USDA/NIFA Funding Opportunities
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These RFAs invite research grant applications to examine the impact of HAI on typical and atypical child development and health; the evaluation of animal-assisted intervention for children and adults with disabilities or in need of rehabilitative services; and the effects of animals on public health, including cost effectiveness of involving animals in reducing and preventing disease.