High-resolution fMRI in awake macaques may address compelling questions for how the brain is dynamically organized to create behaviors. Here, we developed a 24-channel multi-array receive coil for awake macaques and a 3T MRI scanner. High performance of the coil was confirmed by assessing noise correlation, B0/B1 field and SNR. Preliminary resting-state fMRI data, preprocessed with the Human Connectome Project pipeline, revealed a number of functional network components, some of which replicated previous findings. Our system may be useful for multi-modal cortical mapping of task-dependent and resting functional activity.