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DENVER/December 18, 2019 – Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for grants focused on feline health research and canine health research. Grant applications are due by Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 4:59 p.m. EST, and will be funded in the 2021 fiscal year.

The Foundation is one of the largest nonprofit organizations worldwide that funds health studies benefiting cats, dogs, horses, llamas, alpacas and wildlife. The Foundation currently is funding 150 studies encompassing a broad spectrum of species and diseases, with approximately $8 million in research funds disbursed annually.

Each year, the Foundation opens four separate calls for its major funding areas – feline, canine, large companion animal (horses and llamas/alpacas) and wildlife/exotics. To be considered for funding, applications are reviewed and rated based on impact and scientific rigor by the Foundation’s scientific advisory boards, made up of leaders in the scientific community.

Grant types awarded by the Foundation include Established InvestigatorFirst AwardFellowship Training and Pilot Study.

Interested researchers can apply for these grants and find more information here.

About Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded by a veterinarian in 1948, we fund and conduct critical health studies for the benefit of all animals. Learn more at