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Maize Genome Sequencing Project: An NSF/DOE/USDA Joint Program

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


Under the auspices of the National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announce their intention to support large-scale sequencing of the maize genome.  Previous funding has supported development of maize genome sequence resources, including physical and genetic maps, Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs), sequences derived from gene-enriched genomic libraries, Bacterial Artificial Chromosome (BAC) sequences, and a community genome database. The objective of this program solicitation is to solicit proposals that build on these resources to develop a comprehensive sequence resource for the maize genome that will capture the majority of the sequence information in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Program contacts

*Please note: All inquiries are to be directed to Dr. Jane Silverthorne.

Jane Silverthorne
Program Director
jsilvert@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470
Ed Kaleikau
National Program Leader
ekaleikau@csrees.usda.gov (202) 401-1931 Plant Genome Program, USDA/CSREES/Competitive Programs
Kay Simmons
National Program Staff
kws@ars.usda.gov (301) 504-5560 USDA/ARS
Sharlene Weatherwax
Program Manager
sharlene.weatherwax@science.doe.gov (301) 903-6165 DOE/Office of Basic Energy Sciences

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