APDT Foundation: Research Poster Presentation Award

Association of Professional Dog Trainers

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Grant amount: US $250 - US $750

Next deadline: Oct 29, 2019 (Full proposal)

Later deadlines: Jun 30, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Research Scientist Working Professional Graduate Student Faculty Undergraduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

NOTE: Deadline for poster abstract submissions is the "letter of inquiry" deadline. Deadline for poster delivery is the "full proposal" deadline. 

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and the APDT Foundation are inviting submissions for poster presentation proposals from the academic (faculty, students, and researchers) and professional (dog trainers, shelter staff, veterinary staff, etc.) communities for the APDT Annual Conference scheduled in Portland, Oregon. Research posters should highlight research in topics relevant to dog behavior and training including preliminary results, completed studies, summaries of relevant published research (for which you are the author), and position papers.

For the first time, the APDT Foundation is also inviting submissions for Non-Academic (not sponsored by a College/University) posters! These posters should highlight a researched topic(s) relevant to dog behavior and training including preliminary results, any completed summaries, and recommendations for next steps. The purpose of including non-academic posters this year is to include and share interesting work being done outside of College and Universities as related to dog training, behavioral studies, husbandry, management, veterinary visits, etc. The Non-Academic posters will be judged by peers and are not required to have the same rigor in method/results as the academic posters. If you love dog training and love to measure, track and share your progress and results, then this Citizen Science opportunity is for you!

The aim of the poster sessions is to facilitate dissemination of research results to the broader community of dog training practitioners. In addition to the topics mentioned above, other topics of interest include (but are not limited to) behavioral studies, effectiveness studies (i.e. training protocols, training curricula, shelter management protocols, etc.), and business case studies.

The APDT produces the premier dog training and behavior conference in the United States. APDT membership is over 4,800 members worldwide and consists of dog trainers, animal behaviorists, world-renowned speakers/authors, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, shelter personnel, and service dog trainers. Typical conference attendance is approximately 650 people. APDT members are committed to becoming better trainers through education and the annual conference is certified to provide continuing education credits to certified dog trainers, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal welfare administrators, and animal behavior consultants.

Three Presenter Awards Will Be Presented Each to Academic and Non-Academic Posters!

The Poster Presenter for each poster accepted will receive free registration for the full conference. Additionally, three awards will be offered to academic and non-academic posters for first ($750), second ($500) and third ($250) place poster. The winners will be announced at the APDT Foundation auction. Attendance is required.

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

Eligibility:

  • Submissions for poster presentation proposals should be from the academic (faculty, students, and researchers) and professional (dog trainers, shelter staff, veterinary staff, etc.) communities.
  • Research posters should highlight research in topics relevant to dog behavior and training including preliminary results, completed studies, summaries of relevant published research (for which you are the author), and position papers.

Ineligibility:

  • Does not include workshops, power hours, conference apparel, transportation, lodging or other travel costs
  • Fees for spouses and guests of the author are not waived.