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  NIH: Specific pathogen free macaque colonies (U42)PAR-11-116

The purpose of this FOA is to provide continuing support for specific pathogen free (SPF) macaque colonies previously funded under the auspices of RFA-RR-00-004 ( SPF macaques are free of certain viruses that can compromise the results of AIDS-related investigations or that provide a risk to personnel who handle the animals. Applicants must provide plans for: a) maintaining the SPF colonies, minimally at current levels; b) distributing animals to AIDS researchers, with first priority to NIH funded investigators; c) assaying for the presence of specific viruses; d) typing animals for specific major histocompatibility complex loci; and e) financing colony operations.

USC may only submit one application in response to this program announcement. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by April 18, 2013. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

NIH indicates that a letter of intent is NOT APPLICABLE and a full proposal is due by May 24, 2013. For more information:
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