BRAIN Initiative: Marmoset Coordination Center (U24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement (NOFO) solicits applications to create a Marmoset Coordination Center. The recipient  will be responsible for two separate but related activities. The first activity will be to become the data coordinating center for genomic, pedigree, and event records (date of birth, medical, reproductive history) for captive marmosets. The recipient  recipient will also coordinate with marmoset breeding centers and perform genome sequencing of marmosets that are yet to be sequenced. The recipient  is expected to use available data to help make breeding recommendations to maximize the health and genetic diversity of  marmosets in the program colonies. Applicants are encouraged to adopt the model used by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

The second major activity of the recipient  will be to maintain a website and an information support center to assist neuroscience researchers who are used to working with other animal models so that they may assess the utility of including marmosets in their scientific research program. In cases where the neuroscientists want to move forward, the Coordination Center will link the investigators to marmoset colonies that may be able to facilitate their science.

This NOFO requires a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP), which will be assessed as part of the scientific and technical peer review evaluation.  Applications that fail to include a PEDP will be considered incomplete and will be withdrawn.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the NOFO instructions carefully and view the available PEDP guidance material. 

Deadlines:

  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): February 01, 2024

  • Application Due Date: March 01, 2024

RFA-MH-25-116 Expiration Date March 02, 2024

Eligibility

Faculty
Institutional

Category

Interdisciplinary
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

March 1, 2024