Animal Facilities Improvement


ORIP's Animal Facilities Improvement Program (AFIP) grants are provided to upgrade animal facilities that support biomedical and behavioral research funded by U.S. Public Health Service agencies. In addition to upgrading the facilities, these grants assist institutions in complying with the Animal Welfare Act Exit Disclaimer, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as Department of Health and Human Services policies related to the care and use of laboratory animals Exit Disclaimer.

Support provided by ORIP's Division of Construction and Instruments is limited to alterations and renovations to improve laboratory animal facilities, and to the purchase of equipment for animal resources, diagnostic laboratories, transgenic animal resources, or similar associated activities.

Contact Information

For further information about support for research facilities improvement, contact:

Willie D. McCullough, Ph.D.
Director, Research Facilities Improvement Program
Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health
One Democracy Plaza, Room 940
6701 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 4874
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4874 (20817 for express mail)
Telephone: 301-435-0766
Fax: 301-480-3770
E-mail: Willie.McCullough

For further information about project design and technical issues (both engineering and architectural), contact:

Esmail Torashvan, P.E.
General Engineer
Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health
One Democracy Plaza, Room 928
6701 Democracy Boulevard, MSC 4874
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4874 (20817 for express mail)
Telephone: 301-435-0766
Fax: 301-480-3770
E-mail: Esmail.Torkashvan

This page last reviewed on October 23, 2013