Potential Grants

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  1. Name of grant
  2. URL
  3. Deadline
  4. Range of funding amounts
  5. Notes on what types of projects this organization funds
  6. Make a note of grants that you are looking into, so that others are not working on the same source.


The Eppley Foundation for Research

Deadline: LOI: September 15 or March 15. Proposal: October 15 or April 15
Award Range: Between $10,000 and $30,000
  • Whole ecosystem studies
  • Single species research of significance in both U.S. and abroad
  • Must have PhD or MD (maybe DVM applicable?)
  • Must be associated with nonprofit with U.S. branch or headquarters location to process funding
  • Receiver of grant must be associated with US institution that will administer grant
  • Prefers not to fund into areas that already receive a lot of funding. They are “prepared to take risks”.
  • Letter of inquiry deadline separate from proposal deadline
  • Does not fund proposals primarily for equipment

The World Academy of Sciences

Deadline: 2020 deadlines TBA in Jan/Feb
Eligibility: Must have a PhD
Award Range:Maximum 15,000 USD over 24 months
  • Encourages Women and researchers from developing countries
  • One application per year
  • Multiple calls for proposals with different objectives and eligibility requirements.

European Commission: Horizon 2020

Deadline:biannual calls for proposals
Funding and Tender Opportunities
Award Range: Large range
Eligibility: Everyone

Small animal / Working animal (horse)

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Agriculture (cattle)

AABP Foundation Clinical Research Grants

Deadline: Not stated
Award Range: Not stated. Only funds up to 2 per year
  • Research projects that may not be supported from other sources
  • Useful for cattle veterinarians
  • Might be US practitioner only; 'may support scholarship opportunity for vet student travel'----it is US only
  • Contact for info: fred@aabp.org or 419-496-0696

Agriculture and Sustainability

FAO: Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

Deadline: Not stated
Award Range: Not stated
Eligibility: Global
  • May need to submit through the government or GIAHS National Committee
  • Criteria:

i) Food and livelihood security;

ii) Agro-biodiversity;

iii) Local and Traditional Knowledge systems;

iv) Cultures, Value systems and Social Organisations; and

v) Landcapes and Seascapes features.

Technical Cooperation Program

Deadline:Not stated
Award Range:Max is 500K over two years
Eligibility:FAO member countries (Malawi is an FAO country)
  • Need a government authority or an FAO Representative
  • Favors most in-need countries
  • Statement of purpose: Support projects which address specific problems in agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, and forestry. Additionally, TCP sets aside some of its funding for emergency projects, e.g., control of insect and disease outbreaks affecting food production.

International Development Research Centre - Canada

Deadline:Competitive grants when there are calls for proposals. Institutional grants if we work with the IDRC to propose a grant.
Award Range:Propose budget

International Foundation for Science

  • Research Areas:
  • Biological Resources in Terrestrial Systems
  • Water and Aquatic Resources
  • Food Security, Dietary Diversity, and Healthy Livelihoods (includes animal production and veterinary medicine)
Deadline: Call for applications throughout the year. Current one is October 1- November 30, 2019)
Eligibility: Must be citizens of eligible countries (Malawi is eligible), and must carry out their research in an eligible country (which does not have to be the country of citizenship), and

Must either be enrolled in a PhD program or have recently (within five years) completed a PhD degree. Must write their proposals in English

Award Range:Up to 15,000 for 1-3 years. (Budget must not exceed 12,000. Does not support salaries or conference/workshops)
  • Application asks about institution's previous and ongoing research in the field
  • Application asks for a list of available facilities
  • IFS funds "young faculty members attempting to do research at universities of developing countries"
  • Age limit is 35 for men, 40 for women

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation: Food Grants and Conservation

Deadline: Grant Round 1 deadline: Jan 1st 2020, Grant Round 2 deadline: July 1st
Eligibility: The foundation supports most types of non-governmental organizations that can provide evidence of their nongovernmental status or charitable purpose.
Award Range: There is no policy concerning a minimum or maximum grant size. The average grant is approximately $20,000. Grants exceeding $30,000 are rarely awarded.
Grant Goal: "Food grants help research-based efforts to improve food and nutrition security and improve natural resources and ecosystems. Areas of interest include projects that: (1) promote or develop specific sustainable agriculture practices with potential to advance science and practice in other countries; (2) test and refine innovative education and training interventions for small scale farmers; and (3) advance new approaches to control pests and diseases affecting important food crops in low-income countries."
  • The maximum study duration is one year
  • The foundation will not consider more than one proposal from an organization in any calendar year and will not fund an organization more than once in a funding year.
  • Conservation statement: "Conservation / Conservation grants help improve ecological and environmental conditions in low- and middle-income countries. The foundation supports field research and related research activities, training, and technical assistance efforts that: 1. help conserve ecosystems and protect biodiversity; 2. train local leaders in conservation and protection of resources, with an emphasis on technical and scientific training"

Higher Education

African Development Bank Group

Notes: Works with partners to improve higher level science. Not sure if individual grants are available.

Higher Education Partnerships Activities Agency for International Development: Malawi USAID-Lilongwe

Deadline: December 4, 2019
Eligibility: U.S. and Malawi higher education institutions
Award Range: $10,000
Only a request for information (RFI). Partnerships between U.S. and Malawi higher education including “strengthening STEM in higher education”.


Morris Animal Foundation: Pilot Study Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by 4:59 p.m. EST
Eligibility: All investigators are eligible to apply.
Award Range: The budget cannot exceed $10,800 ($10,000 plus 8 percent for indirect costs if charged by your institution)
Grant Goal: "Projects must advance the science of canine, feline, equine, llama, alpaca, or wildlife health. Projects oriented toward human health and agricultural animal health do not fall within Morris Animal Foundation's mission and will not be accepted"
  • A proposal that is not approved for funding can be re-submitted a maximum of two times (three total submissions to MAF)
  • The maximum study duration is one year
  • MAF permits a maximum of two applications as Principal Investigator per year

USAID Development Innovation Accelerator (DIA) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Global Forestry and Biodiversity Conservation

This is a Broad Agency Announcement with no award listed. They are looking for private sectors to help with transportation and logistics.

Morris Animal Foundation: Established Investigator Grant Proposal

Deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by 4:59 p.m. EST
Eligibility: All investigators are eligible to apply. Competitive applicants have a previous record of research and publication.
Award Range: There is no limit to the annual budget request, however, the average award is

approximately $50,000.00/year

Grant Goal: "Projects must advance the science of canine, feline, equine, llama, alpaca, or wildlife health. Projects oriented toward human health and agricultural animal health do not fall within Morris Animal Foundation's mission and will not be accepted"
  • A proposal that is not approved for funding can be re-submitted a maximum of two times (three total submissions to MAF)
  • The maximum study duration is three years
  • MAF permits a maximum of two applications as Principal Investigator per year

Infectious disease / one health

“Leveraging Local Capacity to Strengthen Health Service Delivery Project” Agency for International Development Malawi USAID-Lilongwe

Deadline: by round. No current rounds going on as of 11-7-19
Eligibility: private institutions or businesses who support health services.
Award range: $1,000,000 minimum
Pre-Application Conferences in late August in Malawi

Work with US Agency for International Development. They might like us for being able to travel to provide care, infectious disease research, etc. Keywords would be malaria, vector control for malaria, insecticide resistance, laboratory support.

“New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) – Global Health” Agency for International Development

Deadline: No rounds currently open, but funding open until Sept 30 2025.
Award Range: $0-1,000,000
Eligibility: Organizations not currently receiving government funding who are involved in public health.
“USAID announces its desire to engage locally-based new and underutilized partners to expand and amplify the Agency’s work in the health sector.”

Requirements: 5 yrs old, local staff, need other non-gov’t grants first, would need to talk to in order to see if eligible. Areas of interest: combating infectious diseases including TB, public health threats, neglected tropical diseases, outbreak/transmission surveillance. Focus on self-reliance and development.

Clinical practice

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Grant agencies that will not work for this project

William E. Dean III Charitable Foundation

Deadline: July 1
Award Range: Between $5,000 and $10,000
  • Must be too U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profits
  • Animal-welfare focused, "prevention of cruelty to animals"
  • No website

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

Eligibility: Must be a ICGEB Member. Malawi is not one of those countries.
Award Range:Maximum 25K in 36 months

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Eligibility:Must be a U.S. institution. However, U.S. citizens can apply and they encourage international collaborators.
Grants of interest Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science Program

International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)

Deadline:October 30
Eligibility: I think this organization is for business partners/ larger organizations.

Other Grants / Organizations to look into:

WaterSmart Cooperative Management Program Phase I



US AID from the American People

  • Appears to have many funding opportunities. Need to do more research into this

  • Charles E. Kaufman Foundation — Pennsylvania only

  • Eli Lilly and Company Foundation

  • American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Auburn, AL. $30,000, 2007. For scholarship program. - Becca

  • Foundation Center Grants for Environmental Protection & Animal Welfare
  • Purdue Foundation, West Lafayette, IN. $40,000, 2007. For VETERINARY Medicine Ph D. Graduate Training Program in VETERINARY Pathology.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of VETERINARY Medicine, Urbana, IL. $40,000, 2007. For Lilly Fellowships in VETERINARY Pathology.
  • The Stewardship Foundation

Limitations: Giving internationally, nationally and in western WA, especially in Tacoma and Pierce County and the Puget Sound Region. No support for churches (except for religious support to Christian parachurch organizations and Christian-Evangelical purposes). No grants to individuals, or for seed money, endowment funds, deficit financing, research, videos, media time or program production.

  • The Rockefeller Foundation

Limitations: Giving primarily in New York City, Africa, North America, and Southeast Asia. No grants to individuals (for personal aid) or except in rare cases, for endowment funds or building or operating funds.

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

(formerly William H. Gates Foundation) Limitations: Giving on a national and international basis to support initiatives in health, learning, poverty alleviation and development. United States giving has an emphasis on the Pacific Northwest, international giving emphasis is on South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. No support for religious purposes. No grants to individuals directly.

  • Global Alliance for Livestock VETERINARY Medicines, Edinburgh, Scotland. $22,515,040, 2008. 3-year grant. To develop solutions to diseases that affect farmers animals and thus their sustainability and health.

Veterinary students have submitted grants in the past. (samples online- really helpful!) Might only be for companion animals and wildlife? Wildlife Grants due November 13, 2019 Veterinary Student Scholars due March 2020 Large companion animals applications due mid-July 2020

  • Morris Animal Foundation "First Award Grant" (Nov 13, 2019)

Animal health research projects with "the potential for significant impact on animal health". Must be small animal, equine, llama, alpaca, or wildlife health (no human/agriculture). Proposal guidelines: https://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/sites/default/files/filesync/First-Award-Proposal-Guidelines.pdf Grants are up to $50,000 per year for 2 years, plus up to 8% for indirect costs.

Pre-proposal review and full proposal review https://foundationfar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/FFAR-Proposal-Review-Criteria-Sample.pdf (sample of critera) Grants may receive a match share requirement where whatever amount is awarded must be matched 1:1 ratio by the researcher Biographical sketch of the Key Personnel Sample proposal (outline to guide proposal) https://foundationfar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/FFAR-Full-Proposal-Application-Form-SAMPLE.pdf Outside US okay as long as it benefits US food and agriculture. (107 granted in US, 2 granted in Europe) Need to create an online account and submit proposal from there. 2 Grant Cycles per year! https://foundationfar.org/open-opportunities/ We might be interested in ROAR: https://foundationfar.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ROAR-Brief-ForWeb_4.3.2017.pdf Up to 150,000 1 year action plan, mitigate, contain, and prevent outbreaks

  • The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation:

http://cfhfoundation.grantsmanagement08.com Average grant size = $20,000 Only one proposal per organization, fund once per funding year. Can help with match setting. Concept application deadlines: Jan 1 (round 1), July 1 (round 2)- limited invitation for full proposals Field of interest: Food- “advance new approaches to control pests and diseases affecting important food crops in low-income countries.”

  • Department of Health and Human Services, FDA: PAR-19-306 "FDA Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"

Link: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-306.html Due dates: October 11, 2019 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. April 13, 2020 and October 13, 2020 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. April 12, 2021 and October 12, 2021 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. April 12, 2022 and October 11, 2022 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.