Morris Animal Foundation is seeking applications for research projects to benefit horses, llamas and alpacas. • Photo by Lillian Kent

Morris Animal Foundation Seeking Research Proposals

The Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for grants focused on large animal health research, which includes horses.

The large animal research includes projects focused on horses, llamas and alpacas. Grant types awarded by the Foundation include Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study. The Foundation’s funding structure has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Interested researchers should refer to each category’s guidelines for more detailed information on budgets.

Grant applications for the 2021 fiscal year are due by 4:59 p.m. Eastern on July 8. To submit a proposal, visit

The Foundation is one of the largest nonprofit organizations worldwide that funds health studies benefiting cats, dogs, horses, llamas, alpacas and wildlife. It currently is funding 150 studies encompassing a broad spectrum of species and diseases.

Each year, the Foundation opens four separate calls for its major funding areas – feline, canine, large animal and wildlife/exotics. To be considered for funding, applications are reviewed and rated based on impact and scientific rigor by the Foundation’s scientific advisory boards, made up of leaders in the scientific community.

The mission of the Morris Animal Foundation is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded by a veterinarian in 1948, it funds and conduct critical health studies for the benefit of all animals. 

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