Application Deadline Jul 18, 2012 Full proposal
Amount $104,000 max
Eligibility Applicants must have a D.V.M. and/or a Ph.D. and/or be specialty-board certified and must have a postdoctoral career-appointment/faculty-equivalent position at a university, accredited zoo or conservation organization. Applicants must provide a letter documenting their position from the institution's dean, department head or equivalent. Applicants must not have received previous funding as a principal investigator for more than $20,000 for any single, extramural award. Previous role as a co-investigator is acceptable. Residents are not eligible for this award.
Grants provide research funding for aspiring researchers' first projects as the principal investigator and pairs them with a seasoned research mentor to help launch a successful, long-term scientific career that advances companion animal and wildlife health. Funding supports research on the health and welfare of large companion animals, small companion animals (dogs and cats), and wildlife.