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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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. While use of the Multi-PI option is permitted, the requirement for the contact PI to devote significant effort is intended to provide the focus needed to drive the project toward its goals.

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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A successful CEGS must include ALL of the following:

Additional characteristics of a CEGS:


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Awarded Grants Information

CEGS Awards Abstracts
CEGS News Features
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.

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: March 15, 2016