Applications Invited for Waltham Foundation Research Grants

The Waltham Petcare Science Institute is the fundamental science centre for Mars Petcare and focuses on the nutrition and wellbeing of dogs, cats, horses, birds and fish, and their benefits to humans. The Waltham Foundation is a non-charitable organisation of Mars Petcare and seeks to advance the understanding of issues pertaining to companion animals globally.

Waltham Foundation Research Grants are given for high-quality, innovative research projects that will advance the understanding of the nutrition, health, behaviour or welfare of companion animals (including horses).

For the 2021 funding call, the Foundation is inviting applications for projects whose outcomes will contribute to its purpose of ‘A Better World for Pets’. Rather than constraining the scope by scientific area, funding will be given for projects in any area of companion animal science.

The Principal Investigator should be based at a university or academic institution that provides appropriate research facilities. There is no restriction on the location of the applicant. Applications from researchers who are in the early stages of their career and passionate about companion animal science are encouraged.

Grants of up to £25,000 are available for a period of up to two years.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 1 May 2021.

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