Characterization of Marmosets as Models of Aging and Age-Related Diseases (U34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The primary aim of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to facilitate the characterization of the marmoset as a laboratory animal for research on aging and age-related diseases.

Nonhuman primates (NHP) are the closest evolutionary relatives of humans, with whom they share anatomical, physiological, and gene interactions features. The common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) is a laboratory animal model of increasing importance for biomedical research worldwide. This new world primate provides some unique advantages for the study of aging and aging-related disorders, including its relatively short lifespan among all the NHP used in biomedical research. The focus of this FOA aims to fill the identified gaps in knowledge related to the optimization of the marmoset for the study of aging. This FOA encourages researchers from different backgrounds to take interdisciplinary approaches to develop standard procedures for marmoset diet, husbandry, cognitive testing, technological platforms, and experimental procedures, and to study functional decline as well as chronic diseases and conditions associated with aging.    

Application Due Date(s): October 22, 2019

RFA-AG-20-007 Expiration Date October 23, 2019

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Amount Description

No more than $225,000 in direct costs may be requested in any single year. Application budgets should reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

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

    Funding Type





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

    External Deadline

    October 22, 2019