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DENVER/September 11, 2019 – 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, November 13, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST, and will be funded in the 2020 fiscal year.

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

The scope of current wildlife studies supported by the Foundation ranges from Asiatic black bears to gorillas, salamanders, snake species, Tasmanian devils, bats, black-footed ferrets, Cape buffalo, muskoxen, wild cranes, bald eagles and much more.

Each year, the Foundation opens three separate calls for its major funding areas – wildlife, small companion animal (cats and dogs) and large companion animal (horses and llamas/alpacas). 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