Funding brief: In 2012, The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) established the Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grant program which is funded by The Wild Animal Health Fund. The intent of the research grants is to improve the care and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife.
Donor Name: American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Funding name: AAZV Wild Animal Health Fund
Deadline: January, 15th, 2020 11pm EST
Funding limit: Grants are awarded in amounts that do not exceed $15,000 and will be granted on annual basis.
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Grants are awarded in amounts that do not exceed $15,000 and will be granted on annual basis.
Eligible organization: As below
Grants will be critically evaluated using the following criteria:
Clearly identifies the need, methodology and value of the work
Contains relevance to AAZV’s mission to optimize the health, welfare and conservation of zoo animals and wildlife through education, scientific study, collaboration and advocacy
Highlights investigator’s commitment to wild animal health
Exhibits the expertise of all involved investigators
Includes the associated capabilities of the institution involvement and support of the research
Endorses the AZA or EAZA managed species programs
Approvals obtained for the institution’s animal care and use committee
● Project evaluation criteria:
Scientific Merit: Hypothesis and Objectives, Experimental design and method, data analysis, preliminary data
Impact/Relevance: Importance of study to advancing zoological medicine
Attainability of Objectives: Ability of PIs to complete study in given type, adequate facilities and equipment, etc
Technical Writing: Coherent proposal, concise, easy to read, literature review
Appropriate Budget and Financial Considerations
Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)
Submission mail: admin@AAZV.org
How to apply: Grant applications to AAZV Wild Animal Health Fund are submitted to admin@AAZV.org and will be reviewed only if they are submitted on or before the submission deadline and:
● MUST conform to the format described below
● Are converted to a single PDF document that includes all attachments
● Do not exceed 5 MB, or a total of 12 pages; excluded from this count are CV’s, letters of support, and appendices
● Grant applications cannot be altered once submitted-please review your documents carefully.
● Proposals should be designed to describe the research goals in a succinct organized fashion which clearly identifies the need, methodology and value of this work. Relevance to AAZV’s mission and investigator commitment to wild animal health should be highlighted. The proposal should describe the expertise of all involved investigators and the associated capabilities of the institution involved with the research. Studies relying on pharmacologic, imaging, necropsy/histopathology, or other specialties will benefit greatly from inclusion of an expert in that field as a named co-investigator or collaborator. For AZA managed species (i.e., SSP, EEP, or TAG), a letter of support from that group is strongly recommended.
● Proposal format: This proposal should be written on 8.5 × 11 inch page with a minimum of ¾” margins. It will be single-spaced, 11- or 12-point Times New Roman or Arial font.Visit all Funding opportunities: Click to view
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