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USDA-NIFA & NIH joint funding announcement: Dual Purpose with Dual Benefit: Research in Biomedicine and Agriculture Using Agriculturally Important Domestic Animal Species

USDA-NIFA and NIH announce the renewal of the interagency “Dual Purpose with Dual Benefit: Research in Biomedicine and Agriculture Using Agriculturally Important Domestic Animal Species (R01)” funding opportunity: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-366.html

Letter of Intent Due Date: 30 days prior to the application due date (to help inform the composition of the study sections)

Application Due Dates: September 27, 2016; September 27, 2017; September 27, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

Funding Opportunity Purpose

The purpose of this interagency Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite the submission of grant applications that utilize agriculturally important domestic animal species to improve human health through the advancement of basic and translational research deemed highly relevant to both agricultural and biomedical research. This initiative is designed to facilitate and encourage comparative medicine research studies through the careful selection and refinement of farm animal models that mimic human developmental, physiological and etiological processes to better understand the biology of fertility and infertility, normal and abnormal metabolism, developmental origin of diseases, and improve prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in both human and agriculturally important domestic animals. The anticipated outcomes include both the elucidation of fundamental information relevant for the improvement of human health and improvement in food animal health, productivity and product quality. It is expected that each application will address mission-relevant areas of both agencies.     

NIH Lead Program Director for this opportunity: Ravi N. Ravindranath, D.V.M., Ph.D. (Phone: 301-435-6889; ravindrn@mail.nih.gov)

USDA-NIFA Lead National Program Leader for this opportunity: Mark A. Mirando, Ph.D., National Program Leader (Phone:  202-401-4336; mmirando@nifa.usda.gov)

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