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Small Animal Studies

There are currently no calls for small companion animal proposals on the traditional application cycle. Scroll down for other funding opportunities.

Proposals on topics relevant to small companion animal health and welfare were due on March 18, 2015. Funding decisions will made in early July 2015 and grant awards may start as early as August 1, 2015.

The next call for small companion animal proposals will be in mid-December 2015 with proposals due on March 16, 2016.


Proactive Research Calls

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ADDRESSING

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):



REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) ADDRESSING

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):


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:

The Mark L. Morris, Jr. Investigator Award – Canine Mitral Valve Disease

Deadline: August 19, 2015, by 11:59 p.m. EST

Morris Animal Foundation is pleased to announce the Mark L. Morris, Jr. Investigator Award to honor the legacy and vision of the son of our founder. The Mark L. Morris, Jr. Investigator Award is designed to support research that will have great impact and make meaningful progress in a chosen area for animal health. The first topic selected for this award is canine mitral valve disease. Of particular interest to the Foundation will be novel and innovative approaches to solving canine mitral valve disease (curing existing disease and/or preventing its occurrence) within the three (3) to four year timeline of this award. 

The Award will fund a single project from a single principal investigator for three years, with the possibility of a fourth year of funding with adequately demonstrated progress. The amount of the Award will be up to $200,000 per year (plus 8% indirect costs allowed by Morris Animal Foundation).

Unique features of this award include:

       •        Salary support for the principal investigator can be up to $50,000 annually (25% of annual budget)

       •        Capital equipment purchase is allowable up to $30,000, with budget justification

       •        The potential for a fourth year of funding is available with demonstrated progress toward specific aims

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.