Penn CFAR Nonhuman Primate Core
Pilot Grant Program
Request for Applications for 2012: The purpose of this Pilot Program is to facilitate opportunities for research investigators (from Penn, CHOP, Wistar) to utilize the nonhuman primate model of AIDS, our Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Core includes animals and animal support for Penn CFAR developmental studies. The goal of this program is to allow an investigator to accumulate sufficient data and expertise to apply for an independent NIH grant. Funds are available for the procurement and care of 8 animals (up to 4 animals per project) a year, including appropriate animal laboratory studies (collection of body fluids, biopsies, surgeries, necropsies and basic or SIV-specific laboratory studies). This will permit funding for 1 to 3 projects each year, depending on the number of animals requested, the length of the project, and receipt of competitive applications. Laboratory studies performed at Penn will be the responsibility of the investigator, and there are no funds available for salary support. All investigators (from Penn, CHOP, Wistar) are eligible for the CFAR pilot funds. If interested, it is required that you contact one of the investigators (listed below) from the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) as early as possible to discuss potential studies, study design, and availability of animals.
No budget page is required as award is for procurement/use of animals at TNPRC.
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2012
Dr. Andrew A. Lackner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Preston Marx, email@example.com
Dr. Ron Veazey, firstname.lastname@example.org