Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 12/1/2023

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

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.


  • Required Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline: Jan. 12, 2024
  • Complete Application deadline (if invited): Feb. 23, 2024
Areas of Interest
  • For the 2024 competition, the proposed research activities may use any of our supported species: marmosets, rhesus macaques, or baboons. However, due to limited animal availability, preferential consideration will be given to applications focused on baboons, or non-terminal rhesus/marmoset studies that can utilize non-naive animals.
  • In addition to preferential consideration for species, proposals that emphasize topics that relate to Comparative Medicine & Health Outcomes are also being encouraged in the 2024 competition.
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.