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DENVER/August 8, 2018 – Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for grants focused on wildlife health research (including reptiles, amphibians and exotic pets). Grant applications are due by Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EDT, and will be funded in the 2019 fiscal year.

The Foundation is one of the largest nonprofit organizations worldwide that funds health studies benefiting cats, dogs, horses and wildlife. At any given time, the Foundation is actively funding more than 200 studies encompassing a broad spectrum of species and diseases, with approximately $8 million in research funds disbursed annually.

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

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

More information about these grant categories, as well as application form instructions, is available at:

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