Monday, October 08, 2007

Grants for Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Agency Breed-Specific or Golden Retriever-Specific Canine Cancer Research

From The Foundation Center...

Morris Animal Foundation Announces New Research Opportunity Targeting Canine Cancer

Deadline: January 1, 2008 The Morris Animal Foundation ( http://morrisanimalfoundation.org/ ) is the largest charitable nonprofit organization funding research to protect, treat, and cure animals worldwide -- including both companion animals and wildlife.

The foundation has announced a new Request for Proposals focused on canine cancer prevention. Thanks to a gift from the Golden Retriever Foundation ( http://www.goldenretrieverfoundation.org/ ), MAF is especially interested in cancers involving Golden Retrievers. The foundation is also interested in studies that are able to train future researchers in cancer prevention. Important cancers are defined by MAF as those with high incidence and poor survival rates in dogs in general or in specific dog breeds. In this RFP, the cancer would need to have significance for Golden Retrievers. The proposed studies should be multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional in nature and utilize the collective expertise of basic scientists, epidemiologists, and clinicians. The principal investigator should be an established researcher with a proven track record of productivity in laboratory or population-based veterinary cancer or other relevant research that positions a team to develop novel approaches for cancer prevention. Each grant proposal will be funded for a period of up to five years, contingent on satisfactory progress. The total amount available for this five-year study is $500,000 to $1 million.

Visit the Morris Animal Foundation Web site for complete program information.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009131/morris

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