Information for researchers
Wild Animal Health Fund projects are evaluated using the following criteria:
- Clearly identifies the need, methodology and value of the work
- Contains relevance to AAZV’s mission to empower our members to advance our profession and enhance wild animal health, welfare, and conservation.
- Highlights investigator’s commitment to wild animal health
- Exhibits the expertise of all involved investigators
- Includes the associated capabilities of the institution involvement and support of the research
- Endorses the AZA or EAZA managed species programs
- Approvals obtained for the institution’s animal care and use committee
- Evaluation Criteria:
- Scientific merit (background; hypotheses and/or objectives; study design and methods; animal use)
- Impact and relevance (AAZV mission; expected benefit to target species or ecosystem)
- Feasibility (personnel; facilities; attainability of objectives; preliminary data if applicable)
- Finances (appropriate expenses; adequate justification; proportion of funding from WAHF)
- Technical writing (coherence and clarity; grammar and typography; literature review)
The following information is available to apply for funding by the Wild Animal Health Fund:
- The intent of the research grants is to improve the care and conservation of captive and free-ranging wildlife.
- Grants are awarded in amounts that do not exceed $20,000 and will be granted on an annual basis.
- It is expected that the project will be completed within 18 months of the grant being awarded.
- The Call for Applications will open in November/December with a submission deadline of Early January- date to be defined soon.
- Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by April 30th of year of funding.
- For Application and grant guidelines, visit www.AAZV.org