The SNPRC Pilot Research Program provides opportunities and support for investigators to use SNPRC nonhuman primate resources in highly focused, short-term studies with a high likelihood of enhancing the value, utility, feasibility and attractiveness of nonhuman primates for biomedical research.

High priority is given to studies that propose to generate preliminary data for applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support future research projects. Other studies that are considered responsive to the program’s goals include those that propose to develop new nonhuman primate models of disease, or develop and/or test new research methods, instrumentation or approaches for biomedical research using nonhuman primates.

The SNPRC accepts pilot study grant applications once per year, in late December. Reviews are conducted within eight weeks by a committee of SNPRC and external reviewers. Funding commences in May.

For more information about SNPRC Pilot Research Program guidelines, click here.

Announcements regarding the dates for the future submission/review cycles will be published at this website. Calls for applications are also sent by email to the other NIH-funded Primate Research Centers, institutions belonging to the Association of Independent Research Institutes (AIRI), U.S. medical and dental schools with NIH-supported investigators and university departments at which previous award recipients were based.


Important Dates/Timeline: 2017 Competition

  • 28 Nov 2016 – Submit Letter of Intent (LOI)
  • 09 Dec 2016 – Notification of Feasibility Approval
  • 14 Dec 2016 – Submit Veterinary Resource Request Form
  • 16 Jan 2017 – Submit Completed Application
  • Mid-March 2017 – Scientific Review Meeting
  • 01 May 2017 – Earliest Funding Start Date