Oregon National Primate Research Center Pilot Research Program applications due Feb. 13

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is soliciting proposals for the annual pilot research program. The purpose of this funding mechanism is to encourage activities related to the use of nonhuman primates for biomedical research or for studies enhancing NHP welfare or husbandry. Pilot research should be developmental or high-risk and should be used to generate preliminary data in support of applications for further project support, such as NIH, other federal, or foundation grants.


  • All activities related to the use of NHPs must be conducted on-site at ONPRC.
  • Pilot research funds may not be used to provide interim support for established projects or for investigations funded from other sources.
  • This 2015 solicitation is for one-year projects at a suggested maximum budget of $75,000.
  • Pilot grant applicants need not be ONPRC core scientists; however, if a non-core scientist is the PI, a core scientist must be involved in the planning, execution, and supervision, and must assume responsibility for overall management, coordination, and progress reports.

See the full announcement for further details and application submission instructions.

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