The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) encourages grant applications aimed at developing, characterizing or improving animal models of human diseases; improving access to information about or generated from the use of animal models of human disease; or improving diagnosis and control of
diseases of laboratory animals.
The animal models, related materials, or technological tools developed must be broadly applicable to the scientific interests of two or more NIH Institutes or Centers (ICs) and must evaluate diseases and processes that impact multiple body systems in order to align with the ORIPs NIH-wide mission and programs.
Applications must describe the need for and the potential impact of the proposed resources on the research community across a range of scientific disciplines supported by multiple NIH ICs.
Applications to develop models that relate strictly to a specific disease or a select area of research or that do not have a broad impact on the NIH-wide research community will not be considered acceptable.
Projects that predominantly address the research interests of one NIH IC but are only peripherally related to the research interests of other ICs will also not be acceptable for this funding opportunity announcement (FOA).