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DENVER/December 10, 2020 – Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for grants focused on canine health research. Grant applications are due by Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 4:59 p.m. ET.

The Foundation is one of the largest nonprofit organizations worldwide that funds health studies benefiting cats, dogs, horses, llamas, alpacas and wildlife. The Foundation currently is funding 150 studies encompassing a broad spectrum of species and diseases, with approximately $8 million in research funds disbursed annually.

“This has been a challenging year for research institutions globally, but we continue to pursue our mission of advancing the health of animals everywhere, including the dogs in our lives that have provided so much comfort,” said Dr. Janet Patterson-Kane, Chief Scientific Officer at Morris Animal Foundation. “We look forward to supporting scientists around the world who are dedicated to our canine companions and helping them live their longest, healthiest lives.”

Grant types awarded by the Foundation include Established InvestigatorFirst AwardFellowship Training and Pilot Study.

Each year, the Foundation opens four separate calls for its major funding areas – feline, canine, large companion animal (horses and llamas/alpacas) and wildlife/exotics. To be considered for funding, applications are reviewed and rated based on impact and scientific rigor by the Foundation’s scientific advisory boards, made up of leaders in the scientific community.

Interested researchers can apply for these grants and find more information here.

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Joshua Stern, BS, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Cardiology), University of California - Davis
  • Jan Suchodolski MedVet, DrVetMed, PhD, AGAF, DACVM, Texas A&M University
  • Carlos Souza DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVS, University of Florida
  • Lauren Trepanier DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Josh Daniels DVM, PhD, DACVM (Bacteriology/Mycology), Colorado State University
  • Amy Durham, MS, VMD, DACVP, University of Pennsylvania
  • Brian Flesner, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), University of Missouri
  • Matthew Krecic, DVM, MS, MBA, DACVIM, American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Talisha Moore, DVM, University of Tennessee
  • Jacqueline Neilson, DVM, DACVB, Elanco

About Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded by a veterinarian in 1948, we fund and conduct critical health studies for the benefit of all animals. Learn more at