Morris Animal Foundation Welfare of Horses

Type of funding: Grant Funding - Pilot Studies

The mission of Morris Animal Foundation is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. To achieve this aim, we fund hypothesis-driven, humane research projects
with high scientific merit and the potential for significant impact. Our donors are interested in funding research that results in impactful animal health achievements and benefits both
scientific and non-scientific stakeholders including veterinarians, horse owners, communities and the environment.

We are accepting pilot study proposals for the study of equine behavior/welfare.
• 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.

Deadline: 13/12/2023

Eligibility criteria:

The maximum project duration is 12 months, and the budget cannot exceed $20,000 USD.

Further information can be found here.