This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for an immunologic reagent resource to support and facilitate the optimal use of nonhuman primate (NHP) models for vaccine and adjuvant development, transplantation, and infectious and immune-mediated diseases.
This resource will
identify, obtain, develop, characterize, evaluate, produce, and distribute to the scientific community key immunologic reagents for NHP research that are not commercially available or, if commercially available, are not optimized for use in NHPs.
In addition, the resource will develop and provide a public website that includes a searchable database of information about immunologic reagents, commercial and non-commercial, that cross-react with NHP cells or proteins.
The research tools generated and provided through this initiative will enable and accelerate NHP research on cures, vaccines, and treatments for immune-mediated diseases and emerging and reemerging infectious diseases.