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DISSERTATION RESEARCH GRANTS FOR UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES IN THE ETHICAL, LEGAL, AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS (ELSI) OF GENETICS RESEARCH: PA-02-048

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Purpose: The purpose of this Program Announcement is to stimulate and encourage underrepresented minority doctoral candidates from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to conduct research related to the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics, genomics, and gene-environment interaction research. It is hoped that this program will facilitate the entry of promising new minority investigators into the field of ELSI research. A dissertation represents the most extensive research experience formulated and performed by a doctoral candidate, with the advice and guidance of a mentor. Dissertation research involves a major investment of the doctoral student/s time, energy, and interest and its substance is often the basis for launching a research career. The usual mechanisms used for the support of …

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