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Feline Grant Proposals - Established Investigator, First and Pilot Study Awards

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Morris Animal Foundation (MAF)

Deadline Date:

08/05/22 4:59 PM ET

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International researchers, PhDs affiliated with institutions, and postdoctoral researchers for projects that improve the health of cat species. Eligible research must address one of the following areas of concern: feline cancer, behavior, dental disease, cognitive dysfunction syndrome, and shelter medicine.

  • Established Investigator - Established Investigator grants are designed to provide funding for research by individuals and teams with a previous record of research and publication.
  • First Award - First Award grants are designed to assist new faculty in establishing a successful research program.
  • Pilot Study - Pilot Study grants are designed to provide funding for innovative ideas to accelerate discovery and advance Morris Animal Foundation’s mission.

For this grant call proposals must address one or more of the following topics and stated areas of interest:

  • Dental Disease
    • Pathophysiology of tooth resorption
    • Effects of crown extraction for cats with tooth resorption, in particular the nature of tissue that might be left behind in such a procedure. For this topic, the involvement of dental specialists is required
    • Pathophysiology of juvenile-onset periodontal disease
  • Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome
    • Methods of defining and differentiating this condition
    • Pathophysiology including neuropathology
  • Behavior
    • The Morris Animal Foundation will accept any research focused on improving the health and welfare of cats by increasing understanding of the behavioral domain; projects with translational potential are of particular interest. Projects must address behavioral hypotheses. Involvement of one or more animal welfare scientists is preferred (as a principal or co-investigator).
  • Shelter Medicine
    • All studies must focus on the health and welfare of shelter cats themselves, with the aim of direct benefits for individual animals and their populations. Well-defined welfare indicators should be employed in monitoring cats involved in these studies, and inclusion of one or more animal welfare scientists is preferred (as a principal or co-investigator). Any invasive procedures should not vary from those routinely performed in each shelter environment i.e., for monitoring and/or treatment of that animal for its own benefit; thorough justification of this will still be required regardless of shelter policy. Areas of interest include:
      • Effective tools for the mitigation of stress in shelter cats, including but not confined to psychopharmaceutical options and different types of housing
      • Management of chronic inflammatory diseases in the shelter situation
      • Relative efficacy of ringworm (dermatophytosis) treatments that may include effects on environmental contamination levels
  • Cancer
    • Preventative, diagnostic and/or treatment approaches with high translational potential for:
      • Oral squamous cell carcinoma
      • Intestinal lymphoma – subtype(s) being addressed by such projects should be clearly defined e.g., small cell (low-grade) T-cell lymphoma

For this call, research data should be collected from populations of domestic cats (Felis catus) - in most situations those seen in primary care practices and/or shelters unless otherwise requested. Free-roaming unowned populations are also relevant. Projects involving other feline species or the impacts of cats on wildlife are not included in this call.

All applicants for all categories of award must convince the scientific and animal welfare reviewers that they clearly understand the health problem, have sufficient expertise to conduct the study, are using a scientifically sound approach, and have given appropriate consideration to the overall environmental impact of their research.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192835

Estimated Size of Grant:

Established Investigator Award: total budget cannot exceed $75,000 USD
First Award: total budget cannot exceed $100,000 USD
Pilot Award: e total budget cannot exceed $10,000 USD

Term of Contract:

- Established Investigator Grants: Maximum study duration is three years.
- Pilot Study Grants: The maximum study duration is one year.
- First Award Grants: The maximum study duration is two years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Established Investigator:
Competitive applicants for this award will have a record of expertise demonstrated through peer-reviewed publication. Researchers with active grants (either Established Investigator or First Award) as the RFP opens are not eligible. Prior Morris Animal Foundation grants must be complete with final report approval before the RFP opening date.

First Award:
First Award grants are designed to assist early career researchers in establishing a successful research program. The applicant must have completed a PhD and have a permanent position in a university, accredited zoo or conservation organization, or other non-academic equivalent. Individuals currently in a residency program are not eligible. Postdoctoral researchers should be completing their program and proposing research intended to be conducted in a permanent position. Applicants must not have received previous funding of more than $25,000 for any single extramural award as a principal investigator. Please state this in your candidate letter of intent. Previous funding as a co-investigator is acceptable. This application requires supporting statements from one or more appropriately experienced mentors.

Parachute science: Projects that include international collaborations should address international scientific engagement and benefits and include a named principal investigator (PI) or co-investigator in the country where the research will occur. The Foundation endeavors to achieve impact through ethical pathways and with the clear intention of inclusivity, diversity, and the elimination of the practice of parachute/colonial science.

The Foundation's preference is not to fund projects that include euthanasia of animals for research purposes, or that derive data and/or samples from such projects.

For budget limitations, see: https://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/sites/default/files/filesync/Feline-AIBS-Proposal-Guidelines.pdf#page=8

Pre-Application Information:

Canine and Feline Proposals:
- Open Date: December 9, 2020
- Proposal Deadline: March 10, 2021 at 4:59 p.m. ET
- Grant Decision Will Be Made: July 2021

Projects must adhere to Morris Animal Foundation’s Health Study Policy for Animals Involved in Research. See Supporting Documents below.

A maximum of one application as PI/co-investigator in response to this RFP is permitted.

Applicants will be notified as to the status of your proposal approximately three months after the proposal submission deadline.

FAQ: https://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/grants-scientific-programs-faqs

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://morrisanimalfoundation.aibs-scores.org/

For additional questions, email: grantapplications@morrisanimalfoundation.org.

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