Development of Novel Tools and Devices to support the Care of Animal Models and Animal Care Research Facilities (R41/R42)
|Incentive Type:||Grant Program|
Health And Safety, Research, Technology
|Governing Body:||National Institutes of Health|
|What’s it worth?:||Not mentioned|
The Development of Novel Tools and Devices to support the Care of Animal Models and Animal Care Research Facilities we developed to fund projects that develop new tools and devices designed to improve the handling of laboratory animals to make animal management easier, enhance experiments using animal models and easing the stress put on the animals within the testing facilities. Ideal projects include but are not excluded to:
- Portable and robust facility management software including the evaluation of animal colonies in the facilities care.
- Tracking and monitoring technology that is both non-invasive or minimally invasive and provides cost savings.
- New automated feeding, tagging, and tracking systems.
- Equipment to automate drug delivery to test candidates.
- Automated non-invasive measurement of physiological parameters.
- Cost saving phenotyping devices.
- Social and non-social enrichment devices.
- Safe and improved holding, restraining, and transfer devices for routine care.
- Better and cost effective air and water filters for metabolic cages, aquaria, and other equipment.
- Better and easy to use tools and devices to measure pathogens and contaminants in cages.
- Better disinfectant and devices to sanitize and disinfect animal facilities and related equipment.
Phase I awards typically do not exceed $150,000 and is not extended for more than one year; Phase II projects may not exceed $225,000 and may not exceed a two year duration. Application packets may be obtained from Grants.gov and should be submitted before the deadline; incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.