Waltham Foundation: Human-Animal Interaction Research Programme 2018

The Waltham Foundation invites applications for its human-animal interaction research programme. This supports research collaborations in human-animal interaction, specifically companion animal ownership or interaction. The animals involved in the research must be companion animals that are considered domestic species and are routinely kept as pets and should not include wild animals or farm animals.

Research may address the following areas:

  • impact of pets on human physical and socio-emotional health, including the concepts of physical activity, wellness, engagement, social support, usefulness, purpose and connectedness;
  • maintenance of healthy body weight in people and pets, including how the behaviours of both species impact the other.

Funding & Duration

Up to three awards are available, worth up to £240,000 (approx. AUD $437,000) each, over a four-year period.


The principle investigator must be employed by a university or academic institution, but there is no geographic restriction on the location of the university.

Projects must receive any required university human and animal ethics approval prior to issuing the first payment.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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