Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI): Request for Proposals – Addressing Evidence-based Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction

HABRI is calling for research proposals to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for the people and the animals involved. HABRI is interested in proposals that involve a variety of companion animals (e.g. small animals, dogs, cats, fish, and horses).

Proposals should have a strong theoretical framework and focus on innovative approaches to studying the health effects of companion animals on humans within the following broad categories:

  • Child Health and Development
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Mental Health and Wellness

Funding & Duration

While there is no budget cap, HABRI awards a total of approximately US $200,000 (approx. AUD $261,000) each year, averaging at US $35,000 – 45,000 (approx. AUD $ 45,700 – 58,800) per project.

HABRI has awarded an average of five grants per year with an average study period of sixteen months.


International applicants from academic institutions and non-profit organisations are eligible to apply.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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