Wildlife/Exotics Studies: Fellowship Training

Morris Animal Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $100,000

Deadline: Nov 14, 2018 8:59pm PST

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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Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is dedicated to funding proposals that are relevant to our mission of advancing the health and well-being of exotics/ wildlife by funding hypothesis-driven and humane animal health research.

The Fellowship Training Grant is 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 applicant clearly understands the problem to be studied, has devised a scientifically sound approach, and has the expertise to conduct the study.

A maximum of two years of salary up to $50,000 per year (including benefits and indirect costs) is allowed.

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


  • Applicants must have a DVM or PhD and be in a pre- or postdoctoral research program.
    • If an applicant has a DVM but does not yet have a PhD, candidates should have completed the majority of coursework for their program and must devote at least 75 percent of their time to the funded research
  • The Fellow cannot have completed more than two (2) years of full-time postdoctoral research training on the proposed project.
  • Fellowship training grant funding is limited to salary support only.
  • MAF allows up to 8 percent of the budget to be applied to indirect costs, if your institution charges for these costs. 
  • MAF permits a maximum of two applications during a single call for proposals.
  • A proposal that is not approved for funding can be re-submitted a maximum of two times (three total submissions to MAF).
    • Resubmissions should clearly address reviewer concerns.


    • Projects using animal models to approach a human health issue are not appropriate. 
    • Clinical residents and other applicants with clinical service requirements are not eligible.
    • Tuition is not supported by this award.
    • Proposals not adhering to MAF’s Health Study Animal Involvement Policy will be rejected.