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GrantsNet Launches New Online Database to Assist Undergraduate Science Programs

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GrantsNet, sponsored by HHMI and AAAS, launches a new database on sources of support for undergraduate science programs.

GrantsNet, the free Web site that provides information on grants and fellowships for young biomedical researchers, today introduced a new database on undergraduate-level programs. Professors and administrators who seek to provide undergraduates with research experience and other opportunities will find hundreds of programs that offer support.

GrantsNet also unveiled several new features, such as a My GrantsNet option that allows users to keep abreast of new funding opportunities through e-mail alerts, and to save searches or update registration information quickly.

GrantsNet has established itself as
a one-stop shopping site for information about grants and fellowships.

Crispin Taylor

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which sponsor GrantsNet, announced the changes today during a career fair at the AAAS annual meeting in San Francisco.

Since its launch in 1998, GrantsNet has grown to become one of the Web's most widely used sources of information for future scientists. More than 80,000 users have registered to use its extensive database of fellowships and grants, links to the Web sites and online applications of funders and tips on applying for grants. The new database will extend GrantsNet's audience to include professors, deans and others who seek support for undergraduate science education and research programs.

All GrantsNet users will also be able to use the new "personalization features" to save their searches and customize the site for their preferences.

"GrantsNet has established itself as a one-stop shopping site for graduate students, postdocs, medical students and junior faculty who are trying to gather information about grants and fellowships," said Crispin Taylor, managing editor of Science's Next Wave, which hosts GrantsNet. "It's also provided funders with a single place to pool their information and bring their programs to the attention of potential applicants. Now we're using this same approach to improve the 'fit' between funders and applicants for undergraduate science programs."

For more information on GrantsNet, please contact Karen Horting of the AAAS, khorting@aaas.org; (202) 326-8965, 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005.

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