Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

National Center for Research Resources

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 solicits new applications from institutions/organizations to further advance the Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Center (MMRRC) program. The MMRRC project consists of three centers that collectively operate to serve the needs of the biomedical research community for high-quality mutant mice for research in diverse areas of biomedical research.

The goal of the MMRRC project is to identify, acquire, evaluate, characterize, cryopreserve, and distribute mutant mouse strains to qualified biomedical investigators. A regional network of three repositories operate cooperatively, using a mutually agreed upon, defined set of standard operating procedures to serve the needs of the biomedical research community for transgenic, knockout, and other genetically induced mutant mice. Each center is responsible for importing mice from assigned donating investigators and establishing banks of cryopreserved sperm, embryos, and related materials for distribution to research investigators. Each center also provides services on a fee-for-service basis which include: cryopreservation of mouse embryos and gametes, rederivation of living mice from cryopreserved embryos and sperm, quality control testing for mouse pathogens, and genotyping services.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to a 3-page summary of the proposed project, including 1) goals and milestones, 2) management plan, 3) description of storage facilities and future development, 4) plans for developing and enhancing awareness of the MMRRC project, and 5) customer service plans.


Up to $750,000 per year for up to five years.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, February 27, 2009

Sponsor Deadline:

March 17, 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