The Morris Animal Foundation works to advance the health of animals by funding hypothesis-driven, humane animal health research projects with scientific merit and the potential for significant impact on animal health.
To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its Wildlife/Exotics animal research program. Through the program, grants will be awarded in the following categories:
Established Investigator — Grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded in support of individuals and teams. All investigators are eligible to apply, although applicants should have a previous record of research and publication to be competitive.
First Award — Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to assist new faculty in establishing a successful research program. Eligible applicants must have a DVM and/or PhD and have a full-time, permanent position in a university, accredited zoo or conservation organization, or other non-academic equivalent.
Pilot Study — Grants of up to $10,800 will be awarded in support of innovative ideas with potential to accelerate discovery and advance MAF’s mission. All investigators are eligible to apply.
Fellowship Training Grant Proposals — Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to assist new investigators in launching a successful research career by providing salary support in a quality mentoring environment. Eligible applicants must have a DVM or PhD, be a full-time graduate student, or have a postdoctoral research appointment and not have completed more than two years of full-time postdoctoral research training on the proposed project.
See the Morris Animal Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.