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Human-Animal Interaction

WALTHAM, Mars Petcare and The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

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WALTHAM and Mars Petcare in collaboration with GSA has $50,000 available in 2017 to fund high quality, innovative research into the impact of companion animals on healthy aging in humans. The purpose of this call for applications is to promote innovation and enable the conduct of high-quality research on the impact of HAI (pet ownership or other forms of interaction) on healthy aging in older adults (50+ years of age) and/or their caregivers. Much has been written on the roles that pet ownership and other forms of HAI may play in promoting human health. This call represents an opportunity to meaningfully advance our knowledge of causality and the mechanisms of action underlying the effects of HAI in an aging human population.

Membership of the GSA is an essential eligibility requirement.

Application deadline May 1st, 2017

 
Further information
 
 

WALTHAM™ Human-Animal Interaction Research Programme.
Call for Applications
Impact of Companion Animals on Healthy Human Ageing.
Applications for 2016 are now closed

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WALTHAM has £240,000 (approximately 340,000 USD) available in 2016 to fund high quality, innovative research into the impact of companion animals on healthy ageing in humans.

The purpose of this call for applications is to promote innovation and enable the conduct of high-quality research on the impact of HAI (pet ownership or other forms of interaction) on healthy ageing in older adults (50+ years of age) and/or their caregivers. Much has been written on the roles that pet ownership and other forms of HAI may play in promoting human health. This call represents an opportunity to meaningfully advance our knowledge of causality and the mechanisms of action underlying the effects of HAI in an ageing human population.

To apply, please read each of the following:

 
Full call for applications
 
Considerations for applicants
 
Application form
 
Checklist for applicants
 

International Society for Anthrozoology

 
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WALTHAM proudly supports the International Society for Anthrozoology through providing funds for the ISAZ WALTHAM Collaborative Research Award ($50K), for the Anthrozoos Journal and for the annual ISAZ conference.

 
ISAZ/WALTHAM Collaborative Research Award
 

International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations

 
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WALTHAM has been a long-time partner in support of the IAHAIO conferences and has provided the Distinguished Scholar Award since its inception.

 
IAHAIO/ISAZ Distinguished Scholar Award
 

National Institutes of Health

 
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Funding through the NIH/MARS_WALTHAM public-private partnership: Applications for 2016 are now closed

On 8 April 2016, the NICHD announced a Request for Applications focusing on animal–assisted interventions for special populations. Please follow the links below for details.

  • RFA-HD-17-014 Animal–Assisted Interventions for Special Populations (R03)
  • RFA-HD-17-015 Animal–Assisted Interventions for Special Populations (R21)

DEADLINES:
Letters of Intent must be received by 29 June 2016.
Applications must be received by 29 July 2016.

HAI research at NICHD: - click the button below to understand more about the Mars-WALTHAM-NICHD partnership and funding opportunities.

 
NIH/MARS_WALTHAM Partnership
 

NIH Reporter:
To see what the Mars-WALTHAM-NICHD partnership has funded to date, go to:
http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm
enter “RFA-HD-09-030” or “RFA-HD-09-031” or “RFA-HD-12-105” (separately) into the blank box in the left hand column that says “FOA: Format: RFA-IC-09-003 or PA-09-003.”

 
 
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