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 Call for Grant Proposals

Large Companion Animals

The Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to large companion animals (horses and llamas/alpacas) health and welfare.

Proposals are due Wednesday, July 11, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. EST.

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

Upcoming Grant Announcements

Wildlife/Exotics Grants
Proposals on topics relevant to wildlife/exotics health were due on November 15, 2017. Funding decisions will be made in mid-March 2018; notifications emailed to applicants by early-April 2018; and grant awards will start as early as May 1, 2018.

Small Animal Grants
Proposals on topics relevant to small companion animal health (dogs and cats) were due on March 14, 2018.  Funding decisions will be made in August 2018.  The next call for small companion animal proposals will be in mid-December 2018, with proposals due in mid-March 2019. For additional details on our various grant types, please see Grant Guidelines and Criteria below.

Veterinary Student Scholars
Veterinary Student Scholars Proposals for our Veterinary Student Scholar Program were due on March 7, 2018. The next call for Veterinary Student Scholar proposals will be in early October 2018, with proposals due in early-March 2019.

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:

Veterinarians & Students

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