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Critical Needs for Research in Veterinary Science (2005)

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix N Examples of Funding Opportunities for Veterinary Research." National Research Council. 2005. Critical Needs for Research in Veterinary Science. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11366.
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Appendix N
Examples of Funding Opportunities for Veterinary Research

Sponsor

Description

General

Alpaca Research Foundation

Offers grants for alpaca research in four areas of emphasis, including: husbandry, health, genetics, and fiber

Alternatives Research and Development Foundation

Supports development of alternatives to use of animals in biomedical research, testing, and education

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation

Supports studies related to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of animal disease

American Veterinary Medical Foundation

Awards grants that meet its mission of “advancing the care of animals, with an emphasis on disaster preparedness and response”

Morris Animal Foundation

Supports research in canine, equine, feline, llama and alpaca, and wildlife and special species

National Association of Animal Breeders

Funds research in animal breeding and reproductive physiology with emphasis on artificial insemination; research interests include male fertility, genetics, sire health, female fertility, and market research

National Institutes of Health

Funds projects in veterinary science in animal models for reproduction, neuroscience, behavior, surgical techniques, blood substitutes, genetics of deformities, and pathogenesis; animal models for vaccines, drugs and diagnostics; research in animal care; sentinels for infectious diseases and environmental contaminants; and antibiotic resistance evolution

Suggested Citation:"Appendix N Examples of Funding Opportunities for Veterinary Research." National Research Council. 2005. Critical Needs for Research in Veterinary Science. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11366.
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Sponsor

Description

National Science Foundation

Two divisions that are most relevant to veterinary research are the Division on Integrative Biology and Neuroscience and Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences in the Directorate for Biological Sciences; does not support research with disease-related goals or research on animal models for studying diseases or testing of drugs

Ohio Animal Health Foundation

Proposed research should contribute to improving or promoting health and general welfare of animal population.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation, Inc.

Offers financial support to people beginning their independent research careers at faculty level; research interests are in pharmaceuticals

Sandler Family Supporting Foundation

Mission of Sandler Program for Asthma Research is to develop important new pathways of investigation in basic research regarding asthma; program particularly encourages applications from investigators not currently studying asthma; innovation and risk are strongly encouraged

US Department of Agriculture

Has various funding programs that support research in animal growth, development, and nutrient utilization, and animal genome and genetic mechanisms

Whitaker Foundation

Research Grants program supports research projects that enable investigators to establish academic careers in biomedical engineering or closely related field

Small Animal Research

American Animal Hospital Association Foundation

Funds practitioner-oriented research projects aimed at improving lives of companion animals through veterinary medicine; projects should be of immediate value to practicing veterinarian; project results, when published, should provide information that practitioners will find of use in dealing with patients; to degree possible, projects should use case material rather than laboratory or research animals

American Association of Feline Practitioners Academy of Feline Medicine

Offer research awards to persons doing meaningful research in feline medicine and/or surgery; awards are given for research whose application shows most clinical merit; strong preference will be given to noneuthanasia studies and to funding complete research projects, rather than partial funding of projects; this does not preclude matching funds; preference will be given to funding clinical studies of patients, rather than research animals

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Foundation

Funds research in laboratory animal science and medicine

Suggested Citation:"Appendix N Examples of Funding Opportunities for Veterinary Research." National Research Council. 2005. Critical Needs for Research in Veterinary Science. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11366.
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Sponsor

Description

American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation

Research interests include bloat, canine genetics, clinical research, cataracts, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, and special studies; proposals addressing other diseases related to health of dogs are also encouraged

American Rabbit Breeders Association

Proposed research should benefit current needs for rabbit and cavy research in all phases of industry (commercial and fancy) and not single out any one or two breeds of rabbits or cavies

Association of Avian Veterinarians

Proposals should address conservations needs of wild avian populations

International Feline Foundation

Will provide single, competitively awarded grant for research on health and welfare of domestic cats; research topics considered include infectious disease and epidemiology, noninfectious diseases, genetic diseases, congenital disease, and control, prevention, or treatment of feline diseases and behavioral problems

Nestle Purina Company

Objective is to facilitate advancement of knowledge in canine and feline nutrition and health care; invasive research will not be considered

The Pet Care Trust

Supports research to improve understanding of environmental, humane, social, economic, and medical aspects of health, care, and possession of companion animals

Vaccine Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force

Research goals are to facilitate investigations into epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of soft tissue sarcomas in domestic cats occurring at sites of routine vaccinations and other injections

Veterinary Orthopedic Society

Funds studies in veterinary orthopedics.

Winn Feline Foundation

A nonprofit organization, affiliated with Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc., that supports research into medical problems affecting cats; studies of general scope are primarily encouraged, but foundation is interested in projects that address problems peculiar to individual breeds.

Food Animal

American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation

Funds research with direct application to swine veterinary profession

National Mastitis Research Foundation

Supports research in subjects affecting udder and cow health and milk quality

National Pork Board

Solicits research proposals on pork production (environment and swine health) and pork products (quality, safety, and nutrition)

US Poultry & Egg Association

Funds research projects that benefit poultry and egg industry; proposed research projects should be designed to provide information that has potential to resolve real industry problems

Suggested Citation:"Appendix N Examples of Funding Opportunities for Veterinary Research." National Research Council. 2005. Critical Needs for Research in Veterinary Science. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11366.
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Sponsor

Description

Equine

American Horse Shows Association

Subjects of special concern to performance and show horses

American Quarter Horse Association

Supports research in equine infections, anemia, navicular syndrome, laminitis, glycogen storage disorders, and fertility in mares and stallions; also has matching funds program for research in specific horse health issues

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

Supports research relevant to equine cardiopulmonary disorders, infectious diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, and reproduction

US Equestrian Federation, Inc.

Solicits proposals of special concern to performance and show horses

Many of the funding sources listed above have limited resources so that they may offer small awards periodically.

SOURCE: Adapted from http://www.cvm.msu.edu/org/rgs/funding.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix N Examples of Funding Opportunities for Veterinary Research." National Research Council. 2005. Critical Needs for Research in Veterinary Science. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11366.
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Research in veterinary science is critical for the health and well-being of animals, including humans. Food safety, emerging infectious diseases, the development of new therapies, and the possibility of bioterrorism are examples of issues addressed by veterinary science that have an impact on both human and animal health. However, there is a lack of scientists engaged in veterinary research. Too few veterinarians pursue research careers, and there is a shortage of facilities and funding for conducting research. This report identifies questions and issues that veterinary research can help to address, and discusses the scientific expertise and infrastructure needed to meet the most critical research needs. The report finds that there is an urgent need to provide adequate resources for investigators, training programs, and facilities involved in veterinary research.

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