Pre-proposals for research projects addressing wild bird health are now being accepted for consideration for funding by the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV). Projects of interest include but are not limited to epidemiology of disease in wild populations, ecotoxicology, diagnostic testing and treatment of wild birds, and conservation medicine. Grants are limited to $5,000.00 US for individual projects.
Overview of Project Guidelines
The full project, or portion of the project for which funding is requested, must be completed within one (1) calendar year upon acceptance.
Costs such as travel expenses, publication costs, investigator or assistant salaries, major equipment purchases, and overhead shall not be funded by the AAV.
All prospective research studies funded by the AAV must receive full approval by the facility’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or equivalent research review entity. If IACUC (or equivalent) approval is pending at the time of full proposal submission to the AAV, proof of subsequent complete approval must be made available to the AAV before funds can be released for the research project.
Although not a mandatory requirement for funding, selected investigators are strongly encouraged to publish their results in the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery (JAMS) and/or submit presentation proposals for the annual conference of the AAV. Selected investigators may be granted a 12-month extension provided a written research update is provided to AAV at the end of the first calendar year from funding. All investigators will be required to submit a final research report as described in the AAV Research Project Final Report template .
Completed pre-proposals (two-page form only) must be received by 11:59pm EST, February 1, 2022 . Final proposals will be invited on or around June 1. These requests for full proposals are upon invitation only, based on the evaluation of the pre-proposal, and must be received by 5:00pm EDT (New York City), July 15, 2022. Grant awards will be announced by September 1, 2022.
Please direct submission to the AAV Executive Director, Robert Groskin: firstname.lastname@example.org . It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure delivery of the pre-proposal. If acknowledgement is not received within 7 days of submission, applicant should contact Executive Director at 201.446.2442.
Research Grant Pre-proposal Guidelines 2022
Specific Requirements and Limitations
- No more than two (2) pre-proposals may be submitted per researcher.
- For pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies, drugs under investigation must be fully approved for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- For prospective live bird research studies involving anesthesia or invasive surgery or surgery that causes a permanent change in the animal, a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM or equivalent) must be listed as the principal investigator or co-investigator.
- All prospective live animal studies funded by the AAV must receive full approval by the facility’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or equivalent research review entity. If IACUC (or equivalent) approval is pending at the time of full proposal submission to the AAV, proof of subsequent complete approval must be made available to the AAV before funds will be released for the research project.