Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) encourages the submission of individual animal resource improvement grant applications from biomedical research institutions. The major objective of this program is to upgrade animal facilities to support the conduct of Public Health Service (PHS) supported biomedical and behavioral research. A related objective is to assist institutions in complying with the USDA Animal Welfare Act and DHHS policies related to the care and use of laboratory animals. Support is limited to alterations and renovations (A&R) to improve laboratory animal facilities, and the purchase of major equipment items for animal resources, diagnostic laboratories, transgenic animal resources, or similar associated activities.

Animal resource improvement grants are awarded to assist biomedical research institutions in upgrading animal facilities and developing administratively centralized and uniformly effective programs of research animal care in support of PHS-funded research. Another major objective is to assist institutions in complying, and maintaining compliance, with provisions of the USDA Animal Welfare Act and DHHS policies related to the care and use of laboratory animals.

This program will not support requests for equipment used for teaching and strictly research purposes or for housing non-research animals.

Because MU is limited to one application per cycle for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) a listing of the investigators to be impacted by the project, 2) the need for the project, 3) a description of the proposed project, and 4) the anticipated budget.



MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, March 6, 2009

Sponsor Deadline:

May 28, 2009

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at