A Cornucopia of RFPs

Just in time for Thanksgiving, here are three new opportunities for support to be thankful for!

  • 9Lives® and the ASPCA are teaming up to donate dry cat food to animal welfare organizations in need. Eligible and interested organizations must apply for at least five pallets of dry cat food; each pallet weighs about 1,050 pounds and contains 84 12-pound bags. Organizations must be willing and able to pick up the food from specific depot sites in Decatur, AL; Fontana or Lathrop, CA; Atlanta, GA; Kankakee, IL; Topeka, KS; Bloomsburg, PA; or Fort Worth, TX. Further information is available online and the application deadline is November 24, 2015.

  • The Winn Feline Foundation is seeking grant proposals for research studies to advance cats’ health. Research studies that are eligible for up to $25,000 in funding include projects applicable to all cats, projects that address breed-specific issues, nutrition, and behavior, as well as projects pertaining to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of abdominal cancer (i.e., liver, pancreas, or intestinal tract). Eligible applicants include faculty veterinarians, postdoctoral fellows, practicing veterinarians, or veterinary students. For more details, see the application guidelines. The application deadline is December 14, 2015.

  • The Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation is inviting grant proposals for research studies that demonstrate innovative approaches to studying the health effects of companion animals on humans via pet ownership or animal-assisted therapy in the areas of Child Health and Development, Healthy Aging, or Mental Health and Wellness. Between five and ten grants amounting to a combined total of up to $200,000 will be awarded. For further information, see the HABRI Foundation’s application guidelines. The deadline to apply is January 27, 2016.

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