Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science

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Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science Overview

The Human Genome Project (HGP) has produced a wealth of genomic data. The next challenge is to discover and analyze the vast amount of biological information contained within it. The Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) program supports the formation of multi-investigator, interdisciplinary research teams to develop novel and innovative genomic research projects, using the data sets and technologies developed by the HGP.

Each CEGS will conduct highly innovative research designed to develop new concepts, methods, technologies, or ways to analyze data that will substantially advance the state of the art in genomic approaches to the study of a biological problem. Thus, CEGS research will ultimately foster the wider application of comprehensive, high-throughput genomics methods to the study of human biology and disease.

A CEGS will require visionary leadership and strong management. A CEGS will have a single designated Principal Investigator and the leadership may include co-investigators who bring a mix of essential skills. This program does not use the multiple P.I. option.

Each CEGS is also required to have a training component that leverages the strengths of CEGS and its investigators to train the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists, who will bring creative approaches to studying biological problems through a genomic approach. This component of the program includes a specific focus on engaging the talents of individuals from underrepresented minority groups. (See: Minority Action Plan and the Minority Action Plan Portal and Research Tool)

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Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science Synopsis

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A successful CEGS must include ALL of the following:

Additional characteristics of a CEGS:

A CEGS is NOT:

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Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science Program Announcement

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Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science Awarded Grants Information

CEGS Awards Abstracts
CEGS Awards News Releases

For more information about NHGRI funding opportunities, funding history, and application and review, visit our Grants pages.

Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science Staff

Jeff Schloss, Ph.D.
E-mail: schlossj@mail.nih.gov

Address
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
5635 Fishers Lane
Suite 4076, MSC 9305
Bethesda, MD 20892-9305

Phone: (301) 496-7531
Fax: (301) 480-2770

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Last Updated: July 9, 2014