Apply For a Grant

Morris Animal Foundation works tirelessly to accelerate promising research focused on improving the lives of animals around the world. We fund the best researchers, conducting the best science, whether in a clinical trial, in the lab, or out in the field. We welcome applications from dedicated scientists who seek not only to discover but to turn discoveries into action for animals.

Open Calls for Grant Proposals

Feline Grants

The Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, Fellowship Training, First Award and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to feline health.

Proposals are due Wednesday, March 13, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EST.

We welcome proposals on any topic that advances feline health.  This cycle, additional funding is also available for proposals pertaining to:

  • Prevention, treatment and diagnosis of heartworm disease in cats.

Please note that proposals pertaining to this special area of interest are still evaluated and ranked with the main pool of proposals.

To learn more about each of these grant types and the application process for each, see the Grant Guidelines and Criteria section below.

Online Application Form Directions

 

Canine Grants

The Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, Fellowship Training, First Award and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to canine health.

Proposals are due Wednesday, March 13, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EST.

We welcome proposals on any topic that advances canine health.  This cycle, additional funding is also available for proposals pertaining to:

  • All aspects of heart disease in Doberman pinschers.
  • Appropriate dosing of CBD-rich hemp oil used for pain management in dogs.
  • Prevention, treatment and diagnosis of heartworm disease in dogs.

Please note that proposals pertaining to these special areas of interest are still evaluated and ranked with the main pool of proposals.

To learn more about each of these grant types and the application process for each, see the Grant Guidelines and Criteria section below.

Online Application Form Directions

 

Veterinary Student Scholars

The Foundation is now accepting applications for its Veterinary Student Scholar program. 

Applications are due Wednesday, March 6, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EST.

The Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Student Scholars program is a highly competitive program that provides veterinary students the opportunity to become involved in mentored research that advances the health and/or welfare of companion animals (dogs, cats, horses, llamas/alpacas and companion exotics) and wildlife.

The program is open to currently enrolled veterinary students in good standing from any AVMA-accredited US or international college, university or school of veterinary medicine. 

For more details, please see the Veterinary Student Scholar grant guidelines in the Grant Guidelines and Criteria section below.

Online Application Form Directions

Upcoming Grant Announcements

Golden Retriever Lifetime Study Data & Samples

The next call for Golden Retriever Lifetime Study projects will be early January 2019, with proposals due in early February 2019. For additional details on our various grant types, please see Grant Guidelines and Criteria above.

Large Animal Grants

Proposals on topics relevant to large companion animal health (horses and llamas/alpacas) were due on July 11, 2018. Funding decisions will be made in early November 2018. The next call for large companion animal proposals will be in mid-April 2019, with proposals due in mid-July 2019. For additional details on our various grant types, please see Grant Guidelines and Criteria above.

Wildlife/Exotics Grants

Proposals on topics relevant to wildlife/exotics were due on November 14, 2018. Funding decisions will be made in April 2019. The next call for wildlife/exotics* proposals will be in mid-August 2019, with proposals due in mid-November 2019. For additional details on our various grant types, please see Grant Guidelines and Criteria above.  *Excludes wild horses - please apply for projects involving wild horses during the call for large animal proposals.

Receiving a Foundation Grant

It's a highly competitive process and depends on the amount of available funding, the number of proposals for a given health issue or animal and donor interest. Grant proposals are accepted for small companion animals (dogs and cats), large companion animals (horses and llamas/alpacas) and wildlife.

Review all information regarding our grant application process

For additional questions, email: grantapplications@morrisanimalfoundation.org.

Veterinarians & Students

We're proud to fund animal health research that advances veterinary medicine.