Bat Immunology Network Research Projects (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support research to characterize cellular and molecular constituents of the bat immune system and to understand protective innate and adaptive immune mechanisms in bats. Research projects supported by this NOFO will form a collaborative research network to advance understanding of the bat immune response.

A companion NOFO (RFA-AI-23-069) will support the establishment of a Bat Immunology Research Resource Program to develop and validate reagents/tools (e.g., cytokines, antibodies) needed to support research of the bat immune system.


  • Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to the application due date
  • Application: May 24, 2024

RFA-AI-23-068 Expiration Date May 25, 2024

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Amount Description

Application budgets are not expected to exceed $300,000 in Direct Costs per year and must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 

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 24, 2024