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Small Animal Studies

Special invitation for proposals addressing impacts of genetics, stress, and gastrointestinal microbiome on health outcomes

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 15, 2017. Learn more about these grant types and the application process for each.

All proposals relevant to the mission of the Foundation (to advance the science of animal health) will be given equal consideration for funding.  We are particularly interested in inviting proposals that address the following topics:

1.   Genetics and epigenetics of health and disease

2.   Biomarkers of stress and welfare, and the impact of stress on health outcomes

3.   Gut health and the association of  microbiome with health outcomes

Funding decisions will be made in mid-July 2017 with grant awards starting as early as August 1, 2017.

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Addressing Evidence-based Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction

Proposals on topics relevant to HABRI were due on January 27, 2016. Funding decisions will be made in May 2016 and grant awards may start as early as July 1, 2016.