Funding from Foundations, Industry and Other


Veterinary orthopedic Society Hohn-Johnson/Wade O. Brinker Research Awards: The VOS Hohn-Johnson and Wade O. Brinker Research Awards are grants funding research in musculoskeletal conditions in animals. The Hohn-Johnson award is limited to $40,000.00.  The Wade O. Brinker Resident award is limited to $12,000.00. Find General Guidelines for the Hohn-Johnson and Wade O. Brinker Research Awards here. Deadline: September 15, 2019

 American Psychological Foundation David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant  Through the program, a single grant of up to $7,500 will support novel basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety-related disorders conducted by a graduate student or early-career researcher.  To be eligible for the grant, applicants must be a graduate student or early-career researcher (no more than ten years postdoctoral).  Deadline:  September 15

Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation Grant The American Veterinary Foundation (AVMF) and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF)) are non-profit organizations that have partnered to fund research grants with a focus on veterinary pharmacology. This funding will support research into new or currently approved medications for combating diseases and conditions of companion and food animals as well as projects that ensure the safety of food products from treated livestock. Clinicians and scientists with an interest in veterinary pharmacology are eligible to serve as Principal Investigators. Two types of grants will be considered: (1) Veterinary Pharmacology proposals for up to $30,000 and (2) Veterinary Pharmacokinetic proposals for up to $15,000. Deadline: September 15, 2019.

Fats and Proteins research foundation (FPRF) welcomes research proposals to enhance current uses of rendered animal products, improve rendering processes, and develop new applications.  The Foundations key area of focus are livestock nutrition (including aquaculture), pet food nutrition, feed safety, sustainability, and novel technologies. Email a Microsoft Word document or Acrobat PDF document to David L.Meeker at on or before  September 15th for the Fall meeting. FPRF will evaluate the idea, and if found to have merit, the applicant can submit a full proposal for the selection process six months later. Preproposal Deadline: September 15

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood  The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is an incubator of promising research and development projects that appear likely to improve the welfare of young children, from infancy through 7 years, in the United States. Welfare is broadly defined to include physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, education, play, familial support, acculturation, societal integration and childcare. Grants are only made if a successful project outcome will likely be of significant interest to other professionals, within the grantee’s field of endeavor, and would have a direct benefit and potential national application. The Foundation’s goal is to provide seed money to implement those imaginative proposals that exhibit the greatest chance of improving the lives of young children, on a national scale. Deadline:  September 30

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation supports research relevant to equine health and performance. Principal Investigators are generally limited to the submission of one application each year. If your research interests are relevant to the equine, the online application is available in the following link.  Online Application; Application Instructions. Deadline: Midnight, EST on October 1, 2019.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal  The goal of the Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposal funding opportunity is to explore; to look into the future and put health first as we design for changes in how we live, learn, work and play; to wade into uncharted territory in order to better understand what new trends, opportunities and breakthrough ideas can enable everyone in America to live the healthiest life possible.  Deadline:  Proposals accepted anytime through October 15

American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation- 2019 Neurology and Epilepsy Request for Proposals This request is for research proposals into better diagnosis and characterization, pathophysiology, molecular and genetic basis of canine neurologic disease including inflammatory neurological disorders and epilepsy, and the identification of novel therapeutics to treat neurologic disorders, including canine epilepsy. CHF seeks improved diagnostics, novel therapies, and a better understanding of the pathophysiology and genetics of canine neurological disorders to ensure quality of life and excellent care for affected dogs. Deadline: October 16

Michaelson Prize Human Vaccines Project  The 2020 Michelson Prizes will focus on advances in human immunology to accelerate the development of more effective vaccines and immunotherapies. The reviewers will be looking for high-impact and highly innovative research that has the potential to be applied across many diseases and to significantly expand our understanding of the human immune system.  While the Michelson Prizes are focused on research in the fields of immunology, vaccine and immunotherapy discovery, applicants from the full spectrum of related disciplines, including clinical research, biochemistry, molecular biology, protein engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, biophysics, nanotechnology, etc., are encouraged to apply. Eligibility is restricted to early-career researchers under 35 at the time of application. Deadlines:  October 31 – Pre-application; December – Full application by invite only

The ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine) Foundation announces solicitation of research proposals in Laboratory Animal Science and Medicine. The Mission of the ACLAM Foundation is to expand the body of knowledge in the fields of laboratory Animal Science and Medicine through funding research grants. The ACLAM Foundation has developed a two-tiered system for competitive review of grant proposals. Submission of a letter of intent is followed by a request for a full grant proposal to selected applicants. The Foundation will fund studies in the following five laboratory animal research subjects: 1. Analgesia/anesthesia; 2. Behavior/well-being; 3. Diagnostics/diseases; 4. Husbandry; and 5. Refinement of animal models. The RFP and other Foundation information are available on the ACLAM web site. Deadline: LOI  Nov. 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST;  Full proposal (by invitation) Mar. 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST.

Morris Animal Foundation Wiledelife/Exotics Call for Proposals 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. Note, the wildlife/exotics call for proposals does not include wild horses. Deadline: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. EST. 

Ameircan Society of Transplantation Career Development grants The purpose of these grants is to foster the training of young investigators who have the potential to contribute to transplant science/immunobiology and/or treatment of transplant recipients. Applications are accepted in basic, clinical, and translational research. The grants encourage continued commitment of high-quality applicants to their careers in transplantation. Grants are typically awarded in the amount of $50,000 a year for one or two years as budget allows. Deadline:  December 1

ACVS Foundation Research Grants The American College of Veterinary Surgeons Foundation research grant programs consider funding for surgically related clinical and basic research. All applications are submitted online to the ACVS Research Committee, which compiles an evaluative ranking of the applications for the ACVS Board of Regents (BOR). Deadline: Jan 15, 2020

Smithsonian Institute Fellowship Opportunities  The Smithsonian Institution offers a wide range of fellowship opportunities for researchers, students, fellows, interns, partnership-builders, and anybody else who is interested better navigate research and study opportunities at the Smithsonian.  OFI is interested in facilitating scholarly interactions between SI experts and students/scholars at universities, museums, cultural organizations, and other research institutions around the world.  OFI administers Institution-wide research support programs, and encourages and assists other Smithsonian museums, research institutes, and research offices in the development of additional fellowship, internship, and research associate appointments. Deadline:  varies by opportunity

Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation The mission of the G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation is to advance knowledge in the life sciences by sponsoring scientific research and applying learnings and discoveries to benefit mankind. Basic scientific research, some with potential translational application, is central to this goal and fundamental to the foundation’s operating principles. Prior to submitting a proposal, potential applicants must contact the foundation to determine if their project is of interest.  Deadline:  On-going

Alfred P Sloan Foundation  the Foundation is a not-for-profit grantmaking institution that supports high quality, impartial scientific research; fosters a robust, diverse scientific workforce; strengthens public understanding and engagement with science; and promotes the health of the institutions of scientific endeavor.  Deadline:  On-going

  Hearing Health Foundation  HHF has funded groundbreaking research to find cures and treatments for hearing and balance disorders. The Foundation offers programs in Hearing Restoration, Emerging Research, and Meniere’s Disease.  Deadline:  Varies by program

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