Maddie's Idea Lab - Phase 1-4 Grants
Grant amount: Up to US $150,000
Next deadline: Oct 15, 2018 (Full proposal)
Later deadlines: Jan 15, 2019 (Full proposal), Apr 15, 2019 (Full proposal), Jul 15, 2019 (Full proposal)
Applicant type: Nonprofit Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty College / University
Funding uses: Research, Applied Project / Program
Location of project: United States
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Note: Applicants must first email a Pre-Application Inquiry form. If invited, complete applications are due at the 'full proposal' deadlines listed above.
Maddie's Idea Lab
Do you have a great idea that will help pets? Maddie's® Idea Lab supports the development and assessment of innovative ideas that have a high likelihood of advancing lifesaving of dogs and cats, the utilization of foster care for dogs and cats or animal welfare leadership.
We encourage ideas that:
- have the potential to provide simple and inexpensive solutions to problems that some organizations find too costly or too difficult to treat
- are easily replicable at other shelter and rescue organizations with varying resources
- save lives and improve welfare of homeless pets
Topics that we will consider supporting include, but are not limited to:
- Animal Behavior
- Animal Welfare
- Business Management (Finance, Administration, Staffing, etc.)
- Foster Care Programs
- Marketing and Social Media
- Pet Retention Programs (Intake Prevention)
- Saving Difficult to Place Pets
- Shelter Medicine
- Shelter/Rescue Operations (Admissions, Adoptions, Transport, etc.)
- Volunteer Programs
Maddie's® Idea Lab funds applied research - ideas and research projects that have a practical application related to pet lifesaving, animal welfare leadership, or the utilization of foster care
Phase 1-4 Grants
Maddie's Idea Lab Phase 1 - 4 projects initially evaluate an innovative idea as a Phase 1 grant. If the idea is successful, there is potential for further phases of testing, building upon the success of the initial idea by testing at more shelters and/or rescue groups with varying demographics, over time. Some projects might enter Maddie's® Idea Lab at phase 1 and others will enter at a later phase, depending on the pre-existing work related to the idea.
Projects support the testing of a new and innovative idea at a single shelter or rescue group, where the idea originated.
Projects support the testing of the idea at one additional shelter or rescue group, helping you to learn whether a project can be replicated.
Projects expand evaluation of the idea to three - six shelters or rescue groups, testing the idea at organizations of varying types.
Projects evaluate the idea at 10 - 30 shelters or rescue groups, expanding the project to less well-resourced and a broader variety of organizations.
How Much Money Should I Apply For?
Apply for what you need to complete the project. The amount awarded to Phase 1 – 4 grant applicants depends on how many shelters/rescue groups are involved with the project. For Phase 2 – 4 grants, most proposals include funding for the participating organizations. Funding generally ranges as follows:
- Phase 1 up to $25,000
- Phase 2 up to $25,000
- Phase 3 up to $150,000
- Phase 4 grants are considered on an individual basis.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Animal welfare organizations and research scientists who are associated with a University, College, or 501(c)3 non-profit can apply for this grant.
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