Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 11/17/2023

Early Stage Investigator Research Using Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Models (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research using nonhuman primate (NHP) models performed by early-stage investigators who are within 10 years of their terminal degree or residency training and have at least two years of postdoctoral experience. This FOA is designed specifically for applicants proposing to develop new research directions using NHP models in basic science or translational research.

R21 Application Due Date(s): Feb. 16, Jun. 16, Oct. 16

PAR-21-109 Expiration Date May 08, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for this award must meet the NIH definition of an Early Stage Investigator. Additional requirements for eligibility are that the applicant must have a research or health-professional doctoral degree, must have completed at least two years of postdoctoral training or equivalent, must be within 10 years of their terminal degree or completion of residency, and must have a junior faculty appointment.

Professors, Associate Professors or equivalent are not eligible. Applicants who have already successfully competed for an R01 or equivalent grant are ineligible.

The applicant should have an appointment at an institution that includes a NHP facility, such as a National Primate Research Center or similar infrastructure, which can provide access to NHPs, core facilities, and intellectual resources for using NHPs in basic science and translational research. If well justified, the candidate may have a primary appointment at an institution distinct from that which houses NHP-related facilities and infrastructure.

Although applicants are not required to have previous experience with NHPs, it is expected that co-investigators and/or collaborators of the applicant will have research expertise in NHP models.  

Amount Description

No more than $200,000 in direct costs may be requested in any single year. The combined budget may not exceed $400,000 direct costs for the two-year project period.

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