Human-Animal Interaction

National Institutes of Health


Funding through the NIH / MARS WALTHAM public-private partnership: Applications are now open

The NICHD has indicated their ongoing interest in the HAI research area and invites grant applications for research to examine:

1)  The impact of HAI on typical and atypical child development and health;
2)  The evaluation of animal-assisted intervention for children and adults with disabilities or in need of rehabilitative services;
3)  The effects of animals on public health, including cost effectiveness of involving animals in reducing and preventing disease.

Application due dates:
March 30, 2018
March 30, 2019
by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

Letter of intent due dates:
30 days prior to the application due date

More information
NIH / Mars WALTHAM Partnership

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

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Applications for 2017 are now closed. 

Further information

WALTHAMâ„¢ Human-Animal Interaction Research Programme.
Impact of Companion Animals on Healthy Human Ageing.
Applications are now closed


Applications are now closed

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

International Society for Anthrozoology


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


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
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