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 Large Animal Proposal program (including equine, llama, and alpacas). 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.