APDT Foundation: Research Poster Presentation Award

Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Grant amount: Up to US $750

Next deadline: Jun 29, 2019 (Pre proposal)

Later deadlines: Oct 16, 2019 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: 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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The mission of the APDT Foundation is to support applied scientific research of domestic dog behavior and training and facilitate the outreach of this information to canine practitioners and their clients.

The aim of the poster session is to facilitate dissemination of research results to the broader community of dog training practitioners. Example 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 Poster Presenter for each poster accepted will receive free registration for the APDT Annual Conference. Three awards will be offered for first ($750), second ($500) and third ($250) place poster.

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


  • Eligible applicants are academic (faculty, students, and researchers) and professional (dog trainers, shelter staff, veterinary staff, etc.).
  • 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.


  • Transportation, lodging or other travel costs are not covered with this award.
  • Fees for spouses and guests of the author are not waived.