The Morris Animal Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘grant’ for established Investigator, first award, fellowship training and pilot study grants on topics relevant to wildlife/exotics health and welfare.

Funding brief: The Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to wildlife/exotics health and welfare.

The mission of Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is to advance the science of animal health. Toward this aim, they are dedicated to funding hypothesis-driven and humane animal health research projects of high scientific merit and potential impact. Relevant projects promise to advance the health and well-being of companion animals and/or wildlife. The Established Investigator Grant is the most common grant, designed to provide funding for impactful research by individuals and teams with a previous record of research and publication.

MAF grant applications have two components: an online form and a full proposal attachment. Both components of a complete application must be received by 11:59 PM EST on the designated due date. To submit an application, please complete the following:
1. ESTABLISHED INVESTIGATOR (ID# 1-100S): These awards are for experienced researchers with a record of research publication. The maximum duration for an Established Investigator award is three years. There is no budget limit, however the average Established Investigator award is $50,000 per year for two years.
2. FIRST AWARD (ID# 300S): First Award Grants offer new investigators opportunities early in their career by providing seed funding for up to two years as a principal investigator. Qualifications of Applicant: Applicant must have a DVM and/or PhD and a full-time permanent position in a university, accredited zoo or conservation organization. Applicant must provide a letter documenting his or her full-time permanent status from the institution’s dean, department head or equivalent. Applicant must not have received previous funding as a principal investigator for more than$20,000 for any single extramural award. Previous funding as a co-investigator is acceptable. Individuals currently in a residency are not eligible for this award. * Funding is limited to two years at $50,000 maximum per year (personnel and supplies) plus maximum of 8 percent indirect costs (maximum annual award is $54,000). 3. FELLOWSHIP TRAINING (ID# 400S): Fellowship Training Grants provide salary support for training opportunities that will produce biomedical scientists (veterinarian and/or PhD) committed to a career in companion animal and/or wildlife research. Applicants are paired with a research mentor for this award. Qualifications of Applicant: Applicants must have a DVM or PhD and be in a pre- or postdoctoral research program. The Fellow cannot have completed more than two (2) years of full-time postdoctoral research training on the proposed project. Applicant should provide a letter from his or her department chair or dean of research that documents the applicant’s appointment as a full-time graduate student or postdoctoral research associate. Successful candidates should have completed the majority of coursework and be able to devote at least 75 percent of their time to the funded research. Applicants in a clinical residency or with clinical service requirements are not eligible.
* Funding is limited to two years of salary support (only) up to a maximum of $50,000 per year (inclusive of benefits and a maximum of 8 percent indirect costs). Tuition is not supported by this award.
4.VETERINARY STUDENT SCHOLARS (ID# 600S): The Veterinary Student Scholars Program awards stipends* up to $5,000 to veterinary students who are selected by their institution to participate in clinical or basic animal health and/or welfare research. The program is open to currently enrolled veterinary students in good standing from any accredited US college, university or school of veterinary medicine. Qualifications of Applicant: Students enrolled in a combined DVM/PhD degree program are not eligible for this program. Students must devote a minimum of 50 percent of their time to the project for the equivalent of a 10- to 12-week period. * Veterinary Student Scholar awards from Morris Animal Foundation are stipends, and funds awarded are for the sole purpose of supporting the student during the research period and are not eligible to be used for project expenses.
5. PILOT STUDY (ID# 800S): These grants provide funding for innovative ideas to accelerate discovery and advance Morris Animal Foundation’s mission. Preliminary data are not required to successfully compete for a pilot study grant. Pilot studies must meet the following criteria:
● Budget: Up to $10,800 ($10,000 plus 8 percent for indirect costs).
● Duration: One year
● Eligibility: All investigators are eligible to apply. An investigator can serve as principal investigator (PI) on only one Morris Animal Foundation pilot study per year.

Donor Name: The Morris Animal Foundation
Funding name: No specific fund name

Deadline: Proposals are due Wednesday, November, 14th, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: There is no limit to the annual budget request, however the average award is approximately $50,000.00/year. All funds must be U.S. dollars.

1.ESTABLISHED INVESTIGATOR (ID# 1-100S): There is no budget limit, however the average Established Investigator award is $50,000 per year for two years.
2. FIRST AWARD (ID# 300S): Funding is limited to two years at $50,000 maximum per year (personnel and supplies) plus maximum of 8 percent indirect costs (maximum annual award is $54,000).
3. FELLOWSHIP TRAINING (ID# 400S): Funding is limited to two years of salary support (only) up to a maximum of $50,000 per year (inclusive of benefits and a maximum of 8 percent indirect costs). Tuition is not supported by this award.
4. VETERINARY STUDENT SCHOLARS (ID# 600S): The Veterinary Student Scholars Program awards stipends* up to $5,000.
5. PILOT STUDY (ID# 800S): Up to $10,800 ($10,000 plus 8 percent for indirect costs).

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: Maximum study duration is three years
1. ESTABLISHED INVESTIGATOR (ID# 1-100S): The maximum duration for an Established Investigator award is three years.
2. FIRST AWARD (ID# 300S): Funding is limited to two years.
3. FELLOWSHIP TRAINING (ID# 400S): Funding is limited to two years of salary support (only).
4. VETERINARY STUDENT SCHOLARS (ID# 600S): Students must devote a minimum of 50 percent of their time to the project for the equivalent of a 10- to 12-week period.
5. PILOT STUDY (ID# 800S): One year

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
1. ESTABLISHED INVESTIGATOR (ID# 1-100S): These awards are for experienced researchers with a record of research publication.
2. FIRST AWARD (ID# 300S): Applicant must have a DVM and/or PhD and a full-time permanent position in a university, accredited zoo or conservation organization. Applicant must provide a letter documenting his or her full-time permanent status from the institution’s dean, department head or equivalent. Applicant must not have received previous funding as a principal investigator for more than$20,000 for any single extramural award. Previous funding as a co-investigator is acceptable. Individuals currently in a residency are not eligible for this award. * Funding is limited to two years at $50,000 maximum per year (personnel and supplies) plus maximum of 8 percent indirect costs (maximum annual award is $54,000).
3. FELLOWSHIP TRAINING (ID# 400S): Applicants must have a DVM or PhD and be in a pre- or postdoctoral research program. The Fellow cannot have completed more than two (2) years of full-time postdoctoral research training on the proposed project. Applicant should provide a letter from his or her department chair or dean of research that documents the applicant’s appointment as a full-time graduate student or postdoctoral research associate. Successful candidates should have completed the majority of coursework and be able to devote at least 75 percent of their time to the funded research. Applicants in a clinical residency or with clinical service requirements are not eligible.
* Funding is limited to two years of salary support (only) up to a maximum of $50,000 per year (inclusive of benefits and a maximum of 8 percent indirect costs). Tuition is not supported by this award.
4. VETERINARY STUDENT SCHOLARS (ID# 600S): Students enrolled in a combined DVM/PhD degree program are not eligible for this program. Students must devote a minimum of 50 percent of their time to the project for the equivalent of a 10- to 12-week period. * Veterinary Student Scholar awards from Morris Animal Foundation are stipends, and funds awarded are for the sole purpose of supporting the student during the research period and are not eligible to be used for project expenses.
5. PILOT STUDY (ID# 800S): All investigators are eligible to apply. An investigator can serve as principal investigator (PI) on only one Morris Animal Foundation pilot study per year.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view
● Guideline:
 Established Investigator: Click to view
 Pilot Study: Click to view
 First Award: Click to view
 Fellowship Training: Click to view
 Veterinary Student Scholar: Click to view
 Online Application Form Directions: Click to view

● Form (Proposal-Sample): Click to view
● About: Click to view
● FAQ: Click to view

How to apply: To start a NEW online application, click on the appropriate link below:
● Established Investigator: Click to view
● Pilot Study: Click to view
● First Award: Click to view
● Fellowship Training: Click to view

You will be taken to Morris Animal Foundation’s online application sign in screen.
● If you have previously submitted a Morris Animal Foundation online application, log in with your existing username and password
● If this is your first Morris Animal Foundation online application you will need to set up an account NOTE: Once you have started your online application, you will have the option to save and finish later. Once your application has been saved, you will receive a confirmation email with a tracking number for your records. If the NEW online application link is accessed more than once per proposal, you will be creating more than one online application. To CONTINUE an EXISTING online application and access your Morris Animal Foundation online application account, click on the link below:

Account Page

From your Morris Animal Foundation account page you can:
● Continue/modify saved online applications
● View submitted online applications
● Delete any online applications that were inadvertently created
● Change account e-mail/password

NOTE: The above links will “redirect” to a host website and as a result cannot be added as a “bookmark” or a “favorite” in your web browser.

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