Grants & Scientific Programs Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply for a grant?

Morris Animal Foundation continually evaluates our programs and looks for ways to increase the animal health impact of our grant funds. The Grant Proposal Deadlines table lists our open calls for proposals and is updated frequently.

The Foundation is unable to review applications outside specific calls for proposals listed on our website.

Can you describe the grant review process?

Proposals that adhere to the RFP guidelines undergo review by a Scientific Advisory Board representing broad and appropriate technical and animal health expertise.  A Scientific Advisory Board meeting is held for discussion and scoring of individual proposals followed by ranking. Subject to Research Oversight Committee and Board of Trustees approval, applicants are notified whether their proposal is selected as fundable.

All proposals selected as fundable are reviewed by the Foundation’s Animal Welfare Advisory Board (AWAB), and reviewers may query the lead proposal author about aspects of the study protocol relating to animal care and use. On occasion, a proposal may be turned down at this stage. Proposals undergoing successful AWAB review move forward for contracting.

When will I be notified about the status of my proposal?

You will be notified as to the status of your proposal approximately three months after the proposal submission deadline.

Do you fund researchers who are not based in the United States and/or research projects outside of the United States?

Yes! Morris Animal Foundation funds researchers and research projects around the world. Some of the countries where you'll currently find active studies funded by Morris Animal Foundation include Canada, Australia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Malawi, United Kingdom, Italy, the Czech Republic, Brazil and many more.