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Pilot Grants—Nonhuman Primate Core of the Penn CFAR: October 31
September 30, 2008 , Volume 55, No. 6

Request for Proposals:

To facilitate opportunities for Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) investigators to utilize the nonhuman primate model of AIDS, our Nonhuman 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 (up to 4 animals per project) 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. If interested, it is recommended that you contact one of the investigators from the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) [listed below] to discuss possible studies, study design, etc. prior to submitting an application.

No budget page is required as award is for procurement and use of animals at TNPRC.

Submission Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2008. To download form with instructions, visit www.uphs.upenn.edu/aids/WordDocs/NHPPilotAnnouncement2008.doc

TNPRC Investigators:

Dr. Andrew A. Lackner, alackner@tpc.tulane.edu

Dr. Preston Marx, pmarxj@tulane.edu

Dr. Ron Veazey, rveazey@tulane.edu




Almanac - September 30, 2008, Volume 55, No. 6