X. tropicalis Funding Opportunities
1. Funding is available for Xenopus laevis labs wishing to start working with X. tropicalis, taking the form of supplements to existing grants of up to $20,000. NIH-funded investigators should contact their program directors regarding these supplements, mentioning the high priority given to this goal in the NIH Workshop Report cited below.
"The third recommendation for X. tropicalis is to provide transitional funding for laboratories to enable them to rapidly initiate work on this system. The costs to set up animal facilities for X. tropicalis are modest by comparison to many other animal systems. However, there are differences from X. laevis (e.g. in water temperature) and expenses associated with acquiring animal stocks that will make it difficult for many investigators to start work on this system quickly without a modest infusion of funds for these purposes."
-From the report of the NIH workshop on Genetic and Genomic Needs for Xenopus Research, March 2-3, 2000.
For further information, see the full text of the report of the NIH workshop on Genetic and Genomic Needs for Xenopus Research, March 2-3, 2000. A PDF version is available at http://www.nih.gov/science/models/xenopus/reports/xenopus_report.pdf