NIH-NSF BIOENGINEERING AND BIOINFORMATICS SUMMER INSTITUTES PROGRAM 
(BBSI)

RELEASE DATE:  April 3, 2002

NOTICE:  NOT-EB-02-003 (Notice superceded by NOT-EB-05-008)

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
 (http://www.nibib.nih.gov/)
 
National Human Genome Research Institute
 (http://www.nhgri.nih.gov/) 

National Science Foundation
 (http://www.nsf.gov) 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of 
Health NIH) have identified bioengineering and bioinformatics as 
essential multi-disciplinary research areas for the 21st century. The 
agencies are collaborating on an important high-profile effort to meet 
the anticipated bioengineering and bioinformatics human resource needs.

As described in NSF Program Solicitation NSF-02-019, the NSF and NIH 
will make joint awards to develop and conduct ten-week "Summer 
Institutes" aimed at providing upper-level undergraduate and lower-
level graduate students majoring in the biological, computational, 
engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences with well-planned, 
inter-disciplinary bioengineering or bioinformatics research and 
education experiences.  The objective of this effort is to increase the 
number of young people considering careers in bioengineering and 
bioinformatics at the graduate level and beyond.  For the purpose of 
this Program Solicitation, bioengineering and bioinformatics are 
considered in the broadest sense - the application of engineering, 
physical or computational sciences to address biomedical problems. 
Innovative applications are welcome in all related areas.

Detailed information about this program can be obtained on the Internet 
at http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf02109 or by contacting:
 
Sohi Rastegar, Ph.D.
Program Director, ENG/EEC
Division of Engineering Education and Centers
National Science Foundation
E-mail address: srastega@nsf.gov.


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