Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers Consortium (U2C)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DK-15-010
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Food and Nutrition
CFDA Number: 93.847
Eligible Applicants State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: HHS-NIH11
Closing Date: Nov 03, 2015
Award Ceiling: $750,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Creation Date: Jul 17, 2015
Funding Opportunity Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications for Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers (MMPC).Member Centers of the MMPC consortium provide fee-for-service in-depth phenotyping tests for mouse models of diabetes, obesity, and related metabolic diseases or conditions.Services are provided with equal priority to investigators inside and outside the home institution, at similar cost.Mice and/or murine tissues can be shipped to MMPC facilities where standardized procedures are used to characterize metabolism, body composition, feeding behavior, physical activity, tissue pathology, brain and other organ function, microbiome, and other physiologic, anatomic or pathologic indices.MMPCs may also provide special mouse models for study at the Center or for distribution, such as mice that have undergone bariatric surgery or are valuable for studying the effects of microbiota on host metabolism.