Morris Animal Foundation - 2021 Call for Wildlife Proposals


Morris Animal Foundation


Wildlife Proposals

For More Information

For full details on the program and eligibility criteria, please visit the Morris Animal Foundation Grants web-page. The program guidelines can be accessed through the the Morris Animal Foundation Submission site


The Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for the Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to animal health in coastal wetland ecosystems.

Topic Summary: Proposals for the Wildlife request for proposals should advance our knowledge and understanding of the health and overall welfare (physical, behavioral and emotional) of animals residing in coastal wetland ecosystems. These ecosystems include fresh and saltwater wetlands within the coastal watershed. Examples include seasonal and permanent coastal freshwater swamps, estuarine saltmarshes, coastal beaches, rocky shorelines, seagrass beds, mangrove swamps, mud flats and sandbars.

Please note: the Morris Animal Foundation are not accepting proposals, inclusive of resubmissions, on other topics under this year’s Wildlife request for proposals.

Maximum Project Value

The program budget varies based on the grant category of interest. Please refer to the program guidelines for more details.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Project duration varies based on the grant category of interest. Please refer to the program guidelines for more details.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit a PDF copy of your proposal, along with a signed OR-5 form to

External Deadline

Applicant submits proposal via the Morris Animal Foundation Submission site

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the Morris Animal Foundation Submission site. All applicants are required to register by creating a login at this site. The individual submitting the application must be the Applicant/Principal Investigator. Applications must be received by 4:59 PM ET on the designated due date. 

For detailed program information, please visit the Morris Animal Foundation Grants web-page.

For Questions, please contact

For program related inquiries, please contact the Morris Animal Foundation at

Office of Research

Vanessa Knox, Awards and Agreements Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x53429

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