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Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Non-Human Primate Core Pilot Project Grant Program: Request for Applications
September 26, 2006, Volume 53, No. 5

To facilitate opportunities for Penn CFAR investigators to utilize the non-human primate model of AIDS, our recently funded Non-Human Primate (NHP) Core includes animals and animal support for Penn CFAR developmental studies. The goal of this program is to allow an investigator to accumulate sufficient data and expertise to apply for an independent NIH grant. Funds are available for the procurement and care of 8 animals a year, including appropriate animal laboratory studies (collection of body fluids, biopsies, surgeries, necropsies and basic or SIV-specific laboratory studies). This will permit funding for 1 or 2 projects each year, depending on the number of animals requested and the length of the project. Laboratory studies performed at Penn will be the responsibility of the investigator, and there are no funds available for salary support.

All Penn CFAR investigators are eligible for these pilot funds. No budget is required as award is for procurement and use of animals at the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC).

If interested, you are encouraged to visit the Penn CFAR website for application instructions: www.uphs.upenn.edu/aids/cores/nhp/pilots06.htm.

The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, October 13, 2006.

Almanac - September 26, 2006, Volume 53, No. 5