APDT Research Grant

Association of Professional Dog Trainers


Grant amount: US $1,500

Anticipated deadline: Mar 16, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

The mission of the APDT Foundation is to provide funding for applied scientific research on dog training and behavior and to further increase the knowledge base of the dog training profession. The corporation is organized for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Goals and Objectives

The APDT Foundation will support undergraduate and graduate academic research in a field related to behavior analysis, ethology and cognition. Preference will be given to proposals that contain research questions that will have practical application for professional dog trainers and behavior consultants. Preference will also be given to proposals that include collaboration with the dog training and behavior community, specifically companion dog trainers who work with dog owners. We will also accept proposals that create canine science outreach and education opportunities. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • The foundation will support undergraduate and graduate academic research in a field related to behavior analysis, ethology and cognition. 
  • The proposing institution must be either:
    • An accredited degree-granting college or university with non-profit status and awarding degrees at the baccalaureate level or above.
    • A research institution with non-profit status.
  • All qualifying institutions are eligible without regard for geographic location.
  • Proposals must meet criteria for USDA Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee standards. 
  • The receiving institution must agree that grants must be made as unrestricted gift, will not be subject to indirect costs or overhead charges.
  • Projects can have multiple Principle Investigators but a primary contact should be indicated with the proposal.

Preferences:

  • Preference will be given to proposals that contain research questions that will have practical application for professional dog trainers and behavior consultants.
  • Preference will also be given to proposals that include collaboration with the dog training and behavior community, specifically companion dog trainers who work with dog owners.

Ineligibility:

  • Payment of indirect costs (overhead) is not permitted.
  • Proposals from APDT Foundation Board of Trustee members, committee and task force chairs, vice chairs and members and APDT contract employees will not be considered.


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