Applicant eligibility criteria is outlined in each RFP’s proposal guidelines. Carefully review and adhere to these proposal guidelines. Deviations from these guidelines may result in the rejection of your proposal.
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 countries.
The Foundation is dedicated to funding hypothesis-driven and humane animal health research projects of high scientific merit and potential impact. Submitted proposals must advance the science of canine, feline, equid or wildlife health. Projects oriented toward human health or agricultural animal health do not fall within Morris Animal Foundation’s mission and are not accepted. Additional proposal eligibility criteria are outlined in each RFP’s proposal guidelines. Carefully review and adhere to these proposal guidelines. Deviations from these guidelines may result in the rejection of your proposal.
To apply, if not a DVM, applicants must have a PhD prior to grant contracting (typically 3-4 months after submission due date). The applicant must be a full-time graduate student or have a postdoctoral research appointment, dedicate at least 75% of their time to the funded research, be paired with a mentor in the applicant’s field, and must not have completed more than two years of full-time postdoctoral research training on the proposed project.
All applicants should carefully review and adhere to each RFP’s proposal guidelines and template. The Foundation performs an internal guideline deviation review of all submitted proposals. Deviations from these guidelines may result in the rejection of your proposal. If your proposal was declined at this stage the declination email will state the specific guideline deviation(s) found in your submitted proposal.
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.
Subscribe to receive email notifications regarding upcoming RFPs on our Stay Connected page. Be sure to check the box next to “Upcoming Grant Opportunities”.
You will be notified as to the status of your proposal approximately three months after the proposal submission deadline.
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.
The authorized official at an institution is determined by the institution and sometimes referred to as an authorized signer. In some instances, it is the Financial Officer or another administration officer within your Institution’s Office of Sponsored Programs/Finance Office. Morris Animal Foundation requires an authorized official at the institution who is not the PI to sign the form. We recommend connecting with your Office of Sponsored Programs/Finance Office well ahead of application submission.
Following approval by the Animal Welfare Advisory Board (AWAB), we will send the Grant Agreement to your Office of Sponsored Programs or Finance Office.
During contracting, you will work with your Office of Sponsored Programs/Finance Office to select a start date for your project. Additional information and timeline requirements will be shared at the time of contracting.
Once contracted, you can view the project start and end date by logging in to Fluxx and clicking on the grant record, then Budget and Timeline section.
A payment schedule can be viewed by logging in to Fluxx and clicking into the “Payments” tab. At this time, only the Principal Investigator of the grant has access to this information in Fluxx.
It is not necessary to send invoices. Morris Animal Foundation grants have a set grant disbursement schedule as outlined in detail in the Grant Agreement.
To view upcoming, currently due or past due reports, log into Fluxx and click into the “Upcoming Reports” tab. At this time, only the Principal Investigator of the grant has access to this information in Fluxx.
Report templates can be found on the report records in Fluxx. At this time, only the Principal Investigator of the grant has access to this information in Fluxx.
If you need to make a change to your project, please fill out a Request for Study Change Form. If it has been approximately six months since we have received a progress report, also include a progress report with your study change request.
We understand that sometimes you may need additional time to complete your project, may experience challenges, or may need to make changes to the project protocol or personnel. In all cases, we ask that you be proactive in your communications. We require all changes to be reviewed and approved by Morris Animal Foundation before they are implemented.
The authorized official at an institution is determined by the institution and sometimes referred to as an authorized signer. In some instances, it is the Financial Officer or another administration officer within your institution’s Office of Sponsored Programs/Finance Office. Morris Animal Foundation requires an authorized official at the institution who is not the Principal Investigator to sign the form. We recommend connecting with your Office of Sponsored Programs/Finance Office when submitting a Request for Study Change Form.
If you have already uploaded a copy of an accepted publication or presentation into Fluxx at the time of submitting a previous progress report, you do not need to reupload. Please only upload new publications or presentations at the time of submitting a progress report as we want to prevent duplicates in Fluxx.
Please review the grant’s proposal guidelines thoroughly. Most questions are answered there. If you still cannot find the answer to your question, reach out to the grants team at [email protected].