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Equine Behavior/welfare grant
Posted Sep 23
Two Weeks Left to Submit Pilot Proposals for The Study of Equine Behavior and Welfare
This request is part of the Foundation’s Donor-Inspired Study program and is being funded by Dr. Wendy Koch, who has supported Morris Animal Foundation for 30 years.
  • The focus should be on improving the lives of horses by increasing our understanding of the behavioral domain. This includes areas such as cognition, learning, stereotypies, separation anxiety, affiliative behavior toward (bonding with) humans, the effects of equine temperament on welfare, and equine psychopharmacology. Projects using behavioral measurements simply as a tool to address non-behavioral hypotheses are not of interest.
  • Pilot study proposals should be aimed at generating data to prove the viability of a novel approach or idea.
  • The project may involve domesticated or wild horses.
The maximum project duration is 12 months, and the budget cannot exceed $10,000 USD. Indirect costs are not permitted for this RFP.

Proposals are due by Friday, October 7, 2022, 4:59 p.m. ET.

Visit Fluxx to create your account and submit an application.
  • Both the Principal Investigator and the individual submitting the application (if different from the Principal Investigator) must create an account before applying for funding.
  • Your account must be reviewed and validated by Morris Animal Foundation, which may take up to two business days, so please plan ahead.
  • For details on how to create an account and submit an application, view our Fluxx applicant user guide.
For more information, see our press release or visit the Apply For a Grant page. If you have any questions, please contact us.