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Funding available to visit “Genome Research Resort”

GenHome is inviting proposals for "Guest Collaborative Projects" which are intended to build collaborations between GenHome and other research groups. Cutting edge proposals addressing the biology of reproduction and development of livestock and using the latest genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic approaches will have priority. However excellent proposals related to other aspects of mammalian biology will also be considered for support.

What is Genhome?

GenHome is a dynamic “Genome Research Resort” with a fully integrated structure for delivering research projects to investigate genome and epigenome structure and function. GenHome has an “Open Door” policy, welcoming external scientists to work within the facility alongside staff scientists.

Funding available

To stimulate this interaction GenHome is able to provide funding to visiting researchers to carry out "Guest Projects" with different levels of financial support, depending on the relevance to the GenHome core activities and the level of innovation of the projects as judged by a selection committee.


Proposals are being invited for three types of "guest collaborative projects":

  • "Gold" collaborative projects

Gold collaborative projects will have full access to GenHome staff and resources to process samples for data production and analysis.  The project will also cover costs of materials up to a value of - 50K, and in addition, an economy return ticket to visit the Genhome facility and accommodation costs of guest scientists for up to 30 days to work in the GenHome resort.

  • "Silver" collaborative projects

Silver collaborative projects have full access to GenHome staff and resources to process samples for data production and analysis.  The project will cover costs of reagents up to a value of - 25K. Guest scientists can visit the GenHome facilty at their own expense.

  • "Bronze" collaborative projects

Bronze collaborative projects will be carried out at the marginal cost of the project. Guest scientists can visit the GenHome facilty, at their own expense and have access to GenHome staff, who will provide technical suport to carry out data production and assist with data analysis. The visiting scientist will be expected to provide funding for the reagents and kits used and their own costs while visiting the facility.

Call closing date

The call of proposal is now open, with a deadline for submission 17.00 CET April 15th 2014.

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