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
- Applications must be submitted for internal review by 11 January 2018
- Please email email@example.com if you are considering applying for this scheme.
- Submit an Application to Research Services for Review