The mission of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Foundation is to provide funding for applied scientific research on dog training and behavior and to further increase the knowledge base of the dog training profession.
To that end, APDT welcomes applications for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty academic research in fields related to applied dog training and behavior, including behavior analysis, ethology, and cognition. Preference will be given to proposals that contain research questions that have practical application for professional dog trainers and behavior consultants, as well as proposals that include collaboration with the dog training and behavior community, specifically companion dog trainers who work with dog owners. The foundation will also accept proposals that create canine science outreach and education opportunities. Up to five grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded through the program.
To be eligible, applicants must be an accredited degree-granting college or university with nonprofit status and award degrees at the baccalaureate level or above, or a research institution with nonprofit status.
See the APDT Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.