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Funding Sources for Human-Animal Interaction Research

The following is a list of sources known to provide or have provided funding for human-animal interaction research.

Governmental Organizations

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

About the organization

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses. Type of funding provided: Funding is provided through research grants, career awards, fellowships and training grants, research program project and center grants. Program announcements and requests for applications will be issued for each avenue of funding.

Phone number

(301) 443-4513

Email address

NIMHinfo@mail.nih.gov

Web address

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/index.shtml


National Institute of Health (NIH)

About the organization: The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe. Type of funding provided: Funding is provided through research grants, program project/center grants, resource grants, and fellowships for individual training. Program announcements will be issued for each avenue of funding. Investigator initiated applications will be considered.

Phone number

(301) 451-5936

Email address

nihguide@mail.nih.gov

Web address

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm


Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

About the organization

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, formerly the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), is a nonprofit (501c3) organization that focuses on mental health research. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation focuses its research primarily on eight of the most common mental illnesses in the United States and other developed countries—schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, autism, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Type of funding provided

Donor contributions for research are invested in NARSAD Grants leading to discoveries in understanding causes and improving treatments of disorders in children and adults, such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and anxiety disorders like obsessive-compulsive and post-traumatic stress disorders. NARSAD Grants are awarded to researchers according to four different categories- Basic Research, New Technologies, Diagnostic Tools/Early Intervention, and Next Generation Treatments.

Phone number

(516) 829-0091

Email address

info@bbrfoundation.org

Web address

http://bbrfoundation.org/grants


National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

About the organization

NIDDR provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. Their mission is to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities from birth through adulthood.

Type of funding provided

Fellowships and grants are available for individuals, academic institutions, profit making companies, and non-profit organizations. Fellowships are available via the Switzer Research Fellowship program, and grants are awarded through nine primary funding mechanisms.

Phone number

(202) 245-7460

Email address

nidrr-mailbox@ed.gov

Web address

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr/grantsandfunding.html


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

About the organization

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Their mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

Type of funding provided

NIAID’s research priorities are focused on (1) expanding the breadth and depth of knowledge in all areas of infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases, and (2) developing flexible domestic and international research capacities to respond appropriately to emerging and re-emerging disease threats wherever they may occur. Funding is provided through fellowships, merit awards, and grants. Grants are available to academic institutions and organizations. Program announcements will be issued for each avenue of funding.

Phone number

(301) 496-5717

Email address

deaweb@niaid.nih.gov

Web address

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/pages/default.aspx


Private Organizations

MacArthur Foundation

About the organization

MacArthur is one of the nation’s largest independent foundations. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.

Type of funding provided

The Foundation provides grants, loans and fellowships through four programs.

Phone number

(312) 726-8000

Email address

4answers@macfound.org

Web address

http://www.macfound.org/info-grantseekers/


American Hippotherapy Association

Type of funding provided

A research grant award has been established to provide a means of funding research projects that investigate the effect of hippotherapy in order to promote scientific, publishable hippotherapy research. This research can be related to the effectiveness of hippotherapy for children or adults. Grants up to $1,000 are available for PT/OT/SLP students, instructors or clinicians to complete empirical research measuring outcomes related to hippotherapy.

Phone number

(877) 851-4592

Email address

info@americanhippotherapyassociation.org

Web address

http://www.americanhippotherapyassociation.org/research/research-grant-information/


Animal Behavior Society

About the organization

The Animal Behavior Society is a non-profit scientific society that encourages and promotes the study of animal behavior.

Type of funding provided

Funding provided as grants and awards of various types, including meeting related awards, student related awards, developing nations awards, travel related awards, and career awards.

Phone number

(812) 856-5541

Email address

aboffice@indiana.edu

Web address

http://animalbehaviorsociety.org/


Animals for Life Foundation

About the organization

The Animals for Life Foundation is a 501c3 organization that works to educate about the value animals bring to human life and the care people give their animals.

Type of funding provided

Funding provided through grants for projects that contribute to development or implementation of the Foundation’s mission and vision.

Phone number

(614) 246-8261

Email address

afl@ofbf.org

Web address

http://aflfoundation.org/


Geraldine Dodge Foundation

About the organization

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is a private foundation based in Morristown, New Jersey. Established in 1974, we focus on issues critical to our home state, and nonprofit organizations whose work has a direct and meaningful impact here.

Type of funding provided

Funding available for 501©(3) organizations to support projects in the areas of arts, education, environment, and media. Funding priority will be given to applicants who meet multiple criteria, either under a single category or across all of the Foundation’s guidelines. Focus is on funding organizations based in New Jersey, as well as projects with a direct and substantial impact on New Jersey.

Phone number

(973) 540-8442

Email address

info@grdodge.org

Web address

http://www.grdodge.org/


Wildlife Conservation Society

About the organization

The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. Our story began in the early 1900’s when we successfully helped the American bison recover on the Western Plains. Today, we protect many of the world’s iconic creatures here and abroad, including gorillas in the Congo, tigers in India, wolverines in the Yellowstone Rockies, and ocean giants in our world’s amazing seascapes.

Type of funding provided

Grants and scholarships are available to teams and individuals through three programs.

Phone number

(718) 220-5100

Email address

membership@wcs.org

Web address

http://www.wcs.org/about-us/grants-and-opportunities.aspx


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute

About the organization

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies. HHMI plays a prominent role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States.

Type of funding provided

Fellowships and grants for biomedical research scientists, undergraduate science education, and research training for medical, dental and veterinary students. Preference given to foreign citizens or members of groups who are underrepresented in the sciences.

Phone number

(301) 215-8500

Email address

grantswww@hhmi.org

Web address

http://www.hhmi.org/grants/

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