Animal and Biological Material Resource Centers (P40) (Clinical Trials Not-Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This FOA encourages grant applications for Animal and Biological Material Resource Centers. These Centers provide support for special colonies of laboratory animals, as well as other resources such as informatics tools, reagents, cultures (cells, tissues, and organs) and genetic stocks that serve the biomedical research community in a variety of research areas on a local, regional, and national basis. The goal of projects supported by this FOA is to provide research resources that facilitate optimization and enhancement of scientific rigor, transparency, and experimental reproducibility of biomedical research. Proposed Animal and Biological Material Resource Centers must have broad application to multiple NIH Institutes or Centers (ICs) to align with the ORIP’s NIH-wide mission ( This funding opportunity is designed to support both continuation of existing resources and to develop new ones when appropriate. Prior to preparing an application, all applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with Scientific/Research staff to be advised on appropriateness of the intended resource plans for this program, competitiveness of a potential application, and ORIP's program priorities.


  • Application Due Date(s): Feb 21, 2023; May 26, 2023; Sep 26, 2023; Jan 26, 2024; May 29, 2024; Sep 26, 2024; Jan 28, 2025; May 28, 2025; Sep 26, 2025
  • AIDS Due Dates: May 9, 2023; Sep 8, 2023; Jan 9, 2024; May 8, 2024; Sep 9, 2024; Jan 8, 2025; May 8, 2025; Sep 9, 2025; Jan 8, 2026

RFA-OD-23-001 Expiration Date January 8, 2026

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Amount Description

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Applicants requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year (excluding consortium F&A) must contact a Scientific/ Research Contact for approval at least 6 weeks before submitting the application.

For Renewal (a.k.a. Type 2) applications including Renewal Resubmission applications, no more than a 5 percent increase of direct cost based on a previous non-competing year with the highest direct cost in the prior five-year funding cycle will be accepted. Those calculations do not include the budget for adding a new Curation and Informatics component (up to $300,000 of additional total cost per year) unless the renewal application already had a Curation and Informatics component added via a revision application or existing from the previous project period. In these cases, the 5 percent increase cap for direct cost includes this component.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

May 29, 2024