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NSF funding

Rod Savidge savidge at unb.ca
Mon Sep 28 20:16:21 EST 1998

Last week I asked if anyone knew how much funding has been allocated to the
Arabidopis project.  Thanks to some kind advice, I was able to go into


and search "Arabidopsis" for NSF awards.  It came up with 445 awards since
1989 (some active until 2002), and a quick run through of the 554 pages and
445 abstracts yielded US$133 364 000.  I expect there is at least a 1%
error in this estimate, and it does not include the recently announced 1999
Plant Genome Research Project awards.    I'd be interested to know if
anyone thinks $133 million is grossly inaccurate.

The level of Arabidopsis funding is certainly an indication of what can be
accomplished when folks agree to pull together!
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