HABRI Announces $300,000 to be Made Available for HAB Research
TheHuman-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI), sponsor of HABRI Central, has announced that it will be making funds available for high-quality research designed to better understand the human and animal health benefits of the human-animal bond in seven areas. Requests for pre-proposals are open through June 28, 2013 and approximately $300,000 in funding will be awarded to 10 grant recipients.
Pre-proposals should focus on the health effects of animals on humans with the following conditions:
- cardiovascular disease
- Alzheimer’s disease & dementia
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- childhood allergies & immunity
Pre-proposals will be evaluated by an independent review board comprising experts in the field based on study design, capabilities of investigators, adequacy of facilities, cost-effective yet realistic budget, and potential for impact on the way the disease areas of interest are diagnosed, treated or otherwise understood. Full proposal submissions will be invited from selected applicants.
Application review and oversight of HABRI research awards will be managed by Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit organization that invests in science that advances veterinary medicine for companion animals, horses and wildlife.
For additional details regarding application process and project requirements, go to http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/researchers/small-animal/ and scroll to proactive research funding.