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Small Animal Studies

Small Companion Animals (Dogs and Cats): Proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to small companion animal health and welfare are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Funding decisions will be made in early July 2015 with grant awards starting as early as August 1, 2015.

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Proactive Research Calls


Coronavirus (Feline Infectious Peritonitis/FIP) in Domestic Cats

Deadline: May 20, 2015, by 11:59 p.m. EST

The Morris Animal Foundation Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Cure Initiative is a challenge to co-join basic and clinical research to accelerate progress toward developing effective diagnostics and/or therapeutics for feline coronavirus infection, specifically FIP, in domestic cats.

Please review the following documents (online application required):


Morris Animal Foundation - Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research Veterinary Fellowship for Small Companion Animal Nutrition

Deadline: July 1, 2015, by 11:59 p.m. EST

The MAF/BBFCR Fellowship in Small Companion Animal Nutrition is a two year award made to an institutional training program that will provide salary support for a post-DVM or post-PhD student pursuing post-doctoral research training in companion animal nutrition. Up to $118,000 is available for salary support of this fellowship. This includes $50,000 per year plus a maximum of 8% indirect costs. Additionally, $3,000-$5,000 per year will be available for scientific travel including presentation of research findings at relevant meetings, and visits to BBFCR headquarters in Connecticut and MAF in Colorado. 

Please review the following documents (online application required):

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Proposals relevant to “The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation, Addressing Evidence-based Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction” were due on December 1, 2014.  Funding decisions will be finalized and announced in February 2015.  Information regarding the next call for proposals will be posted here as soon as it is available.