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Applications for canine health research

Morris Animal Foundation
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The mission of the Morris Animal Foundation is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals.

The foundation has issued a request for proposals for canine health. The foundation invites proposals for research on canine aging and age-related diseases, (excluding cancer). Topics of interest related to the canine aging process include (but are not limited to) physiological changes to the immune system, mitochondrial dysfunction, epigenetic alterations, genomic instability, and stem cell exhaustion. Examples of age-related diseases include (but are not limited to) osteoarthritis, cognitive decline, obesity-related diseases, and chronic kidney disease. The foundation is not accepting proposals on canine cancer in this call. 

There are three categories of awards:

Established Investigator: Competitive applicants for this award will have a record of expertise demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications. While there is no limit of the budget request in this category, the foundation expects the average award to be approximately $100,000 for a maximum duration of 36 months.

First Award: First Award grants are designed to assist early career researchers in establishing a successful research program by supporting their first award as an independent investigator. The applicant must have completed a PhD, DVSc, DVM, or equivalent degree and have a permanent position in a university, accredited zoo, conservation organization, or a non-academic equivalent. Principal Investigators should have a history of research publication as a Co-PI or Co-Investigator. This application requires supporting statements from one or more appropriately experienced mentors. The maximum duration of a First Award is 24 months, and the total budget cannot exceed $120,000.

Pilot Study: Pilot Study awards provide funding for proof-of-concept studies in animal health research. The maximum duration of a Pilot Award is 12 months, and the total budget cannot exceed $20,000.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Morris Animal Foundation website.

ASU Information:

Submissions to this sponsor/donor are managed by the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Please contact your unit-assigned ASUF Director of Development or Research Advancement Specialist at your earliest convenience to ensure ASU's strategic coordination and management of funding applications.

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