NETWORK FOR LARGE-SCALE SEQUENCING OF THE RAT GENOME
This is a joint initiative between the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to generate a working draft version (3-4 fold sequence coverage) of the rat genome sequence in two years or less. This announcement is intended to solicit proposals to accomplish two of the sequencing elements of this program: light sequence coverage of individual BAC clones, and whole genome shotgun sequencing. The goals of this RFA can be met in a reasonable time frame only by groups that are already sequencing at a significant scale. Therefore, applications will be accepted only from organizations that have attempted at least 1,000,000 lanes of genomic sequence data in the 12 months prior to the submission date.
It is estimated that up to $32 million (total costs) will be available to support the first year of awards made in response to this RFA and up to $26 million (total costs) for the second year of support. One to three awards will be made. The actual level of support will be dependent on the receipt of a sufficient number of applications of high scientific merit and the availability of funds. The length of the project period is two years. The sizes of the awards will be dependent upon the results of the peer review process.
The Letter of Intent receipt date is August 15, 2000. The application receipt date is September 21, 2000. The anticipated award date is January 1, 2001.
Additional information about this RFA can be found at: