The vision of the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation (HABRI) is to demonstrate that our relationship with pets and animals makes the world a better place by significantly improving human health and quality of life. HABRI does this by advancing the growing body of evidence about the positive roles that companion animals play in the integrated health of individuals, families, and communities.
To that end, HABRI, in partnership with the Morris Animal Foundation, is calling for research proposals that investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for people and the animals involved.
Priority will be given to projects that focus on novel approaches to studying the health effects of animals on humans within the broad categories of child health and development, healthy aging, and mental health and wellness. HABRI is interested in proposals that involve a variety of animals (e.g., dogs, cats, fish, horses, reptiles, and various small animals).
Approximately $200,000 will be available for multiple grants. It is expected that between five and ten grants will be awarded.
See the Morris Animal Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
Link to Complete RFP: www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/researchers/habri-request-for-proposals.html