Updated Aug 22, 2019CLOSED

Morris Animal Foundation Open Calls for Grant Proposals: Pilot Study

The mission of Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. To achieve this aim, we fund hypothesis-driven, humane animal health research projects with high scientific merit and the potential for significant impact on animal health.

Pilot Study Grants are designed to provide funding for innovative ideas to accelerate discovery and advance MAF’s mission.
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CLOSEDNov 13, 2019Deadline
Up to $108,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionAfrica, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America, Middle East and North Africa and Low and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasEnvironment
• Mission Adherence: Projects must advance the science of canine, feline, equine, llama, alpaca, or wildlife health. Projects oriented toward human health and agricultural animal health do not fall within Morris Animal Foundation's mission and will not be accepted.
• Health Study Policy: Projects must adhere to MAF’s Health Study Policy for Animals Involved in Research.
• Application Limits: MAF permits a maximum of two applications as Principal Investigator per year.
• Resubmissions: A proposal that is not approved for funding can be re-submitted a maximum of
two times (three total submissions to MAF).
• Budget: The budget cannot exceed $10,800 ($10,000 plus 8 percent for indirect costs if charged by your institution).
• Duration: The maximum study duration is one year.
• Preliminary Data: Preliminary data is not required.

Proposals should be designed to convince the reviewers that the proposed project will advance the science of animal health; the investigator clearly understands the health problem and has the expertise to conduct the study; and the approach is scientifically sound.

Application Directions

MAF grant applications have two components: an online form and a full proposal attachment.
To submit an application, please complete the following:
1. Online Form with contact information for the investigator(s) and institution
2. Full Proposal document uploaded to the online form (see proposal guidelines attached)


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