CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC) Pilot Research Program

Funding Agency:
Southwest National Primate Research Center

The SNPRC Pilot Research program provides opportunities and support for investigators to use SNPRC nonhuman primate resources in highly focused, short-term studies with a high likelihood of enhancing the value, utility, feasibility, and attractiveness of nonhuman primates for biomedical research. High priority will be given to studies that propose to generate preliminary data for applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for support of future research projects. Those proposing to develop new nonhuman primate models of disease, or develop and/or test new research methods, instrumentation, or approaches for biomedical research using nonhuman primates, also will be considered responsive to the goals of the program.

For the 2021 competition, the proposed research activities may use any marmosets, rhesus macaques, or baboons. Preferential consideration will be given to proposals using baboons due to the limited availability of macaques andmarmosets. In addition to preferential consideration for species, proposals that emphasize genetics or bioinformatics analysis are also being encouraged in the 2021 competition


  • Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline: Feb. 4, 2022
  • Complete Application deadline (if invited): Mar. 25, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Investigators at the Staff Scientist (Research Assistant Professor) through Full Scientist (Full Professor) or equivalent positions at institutions meeting the requirements to apply for, receive, and administer grants in aid of research from the NIH are eligible to apply.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


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

External Deadline

February 4, 2022