Large Companion Animal Studies: Fellowship Training

Morris Animal Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $100,000

Anticipated deadline: Jul 11, 2019 8:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher PhD Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 2 years of receiving their PhD

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Fellowship Training

The mission of Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. To achieve this aim, we fund hypothesis-driven, humane animal health research projects with high scientific merit and the potential for significant impact on animal health.

Fellowship Training grants are designed to assist new investigators in launching a successful research career by providing salary support in a quality mentoring environment.

Proposals should be designed to convince the reviewers that the proposed project will advance the science of animal health; the investigator clearly understands the health problem and has the expertise to conduct the study; and the approach is scientifically sound. 

Application Limits: MAF permits a maximum of two applications as Principal Investigator per year.

Resubmissions: A proposal that is not approved for funding can be re-submitted a maximum of two times (three total submissions to MAF).

Budget: The budget cannot exceed $50,000 (including benefits and indirect costs) per year. Funds for this award can be used solely for the fellow’s salary.

Duration: Maximum study duration is two years.

Mentor: Must have the support of a faculty mentor in the applicant’s field.

Large Animal Grants

Proposals on topics relevant to large companion animal health (horses and llamas/alpacas

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


  • Must have a DVM and/or PhD.
  • Must be a full-time graduate student or have a postdoctoral research appointment.
  • Must not have completed more than two years of full-time postdoctoral research training on the proposed project.
  • Must devote at least 75 percent of their time to the funded research.
  • Health Study Policy: Projects must adhere to MAF’s Health Study Policy for Animals Involved in Research.


  • Clinical residents and other applicants with clinical service requirements are not eligible.
  • Projects oriented toward human health and agricultural animal health do not fall within Morris Animal Foundation's mission and will not be accepted.