Sunday, August 14, 2011

Grants for Projects Fully Studying and Finding Solutions for U.S. Unwanted Horse

From The Foundation Center...

[For more information on this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].

Deadline: September 12, 2011

Morris Animal Foundation to Fund Research on Unwanted Horses

The Morris Animal Foundation, (MAF) an animal health foundation which provides funding for research designed to protect, treat, and cure animals, is seeking proposals addressing the issue of unwanted horses in the U.S. The funding program follows a 2009 summit convened by MAF on the topic of unwanted horses. The summit was designed to help determine the magnitude of the problem in the U.S. and to identify potential solutions.

All proposals should consider an objective identification (e.g. prevalence, incidence) of unwanted horses within defined regions and systematic estimation of the magnitude of the problem; an identification of risk factors and characteristics associated with unwanted horses and owners who relinquish these horses; the socioeconomic impacts of unwanted horses; the economic impact of the problem and its potential solutions; and the potential impact of educational programs directed at responsible horse ownership and the issue of unwanted horses.

The program will provide up to $70,000 (inclusive of 8 percent maximum indirect costs) for studies of up to two years in duration.

Full proposal guidelines and the application are available at the MAF Web site.

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