Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops

Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops

Funding Opportunity: WALTHAM Human-Animal Interaction Research Program 

A call for research project applications to the 2018 Collaborative WALTHAM Human-Animal interaction Research Programme has been announced. There are up to three awards available, each for a maximum of $338,594.40 US Dollars (£240,000) to support high quality, innovative research collaborations. 

Research eligible for funding under this call must focus on HAI (specifically companion animal ownership or interaction) as it relates to one or more of the following preferred topic areas:

  • The impact of pets on human physical and socio-emotional health (includes the concepts of physical activity, wellness, engagement, social support, usefulness, purpose and connectedness)
  • Maintenance of healthy body weight in people and pets (includes how the behaviours of both species impact the other)

Please note, preference will be given to projects that examine these issues across the lifespan and consider the importance of animal attachment and/or degree of interaction in the outcomes.

The deadline for applications is July 23, 2018.

Additional information available at: https://www.waltham.com/grants-awards/hai/ 


Comparative Genomics Research Program

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants that the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is participating, effective immediately, in PAR-17-482 "Comparative Genomics Research Program". NIFA invites application for research developing comparative approaches that can be used to understand genome structure and function and the relationship between genomic features and phenotypes. NIFA will support studies that enable the use of a diverse array of species to advance our ability to improve genome annotations that complements Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FANNG) efforts or understand basic biological processes related to health and disease of agriculturally important animals, as well as studies that develop novel analytical tools and resources for the comparative genomics research community.

Who is eligible to apply: 

Award grants may be made to State agricultural experiment stations; colleges and universities; university research foundations; other research institutions and organizations; Federal agencies; national laboratories; private organizations or corporations; individuals who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents; or any group consisting of two or more of the aforementioned entities. Applications from scientists at non-U.S. organizations will not be accepted.

Request for Applications

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Closing Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019


2018 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents’ and EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows scholarships

Applications currently being accepted for the 2018 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation Past Presidents’ and EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows scholarships. The deadline to apply is Aug. 1.

These annual scholarships are awarded to AAEP-member veterinarians who are beginning careers in equine research in graduate school. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship during the AAEP’s 64th Annual Convention in San Francisco, Calif. Dec. 1-5, 2018.

The AAEP Foundation Past Presidents’ Research Fellow and the EQUUS Foundation Research Fellow, established in 2006 and 2011, respectively, emphasize the importance of equine research while rewarding researchers for their personal contributions. 

These scholarships are made possible through the monetary contributions of AAEP past presidents and The EQUUS Foundation.

Ideal candidates for the research fellows are graduates of an AVMA-accredited school/college of veterinary medicine who have experience conducting equine research and are nearing completion of a residency or doctoral program. Applicants who are seeking funding for their research project or have secured funding from other organizations are eligible to apply, as the scholarships focus on supporting the researcher, not the project.

The scholarship description and application is accessible on the AAEP Foundation’s website.  Note: Applicants only need to complete one application and they will be eligible for both awards.


FASEB Webinar

Don’t forget to register for FASEB’s upcoming webinar happening next Wednesday, June 27 at 2:00 pm ET, which will highlight actions scientists can take this summer to advocate for increased biomedical and biological research funding. 

Summer is an ideal time to advocate for science and engage with Congress members and local aides while they are on recess. This webinar will provide step by step guidance and valuable resources researchers can use to develop and enhance relationships with elected officials at home, including tips from an experienced graduate student advocate.

Link to RSVP

UC Davis Genome Center 2018 Proteomics Short Course

The UC Davis Genome Center is pleased to announce our 2018 Proteomics Short

Course (Sep 10 - Sep 14).
This introductory proteome analysis workshop is designed to expose participants to fundamental technology platforms and current methodologies in the field of mass spectrometry-based proteomics. The week will include a combination of equal parts hands-on laboratory work, lectures and interactive data analysis.

This year we are pleased to announce a new lower cost for Graduate students! We are limiting the course to 25 people so please register soon to guarantee your spot.

For more information, please see https://registration.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/


NIH - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Funding Opportunities

  • NOT-OD-18-196, Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Researchers (LRP-CR)
  • NOT-OD-18-200, Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Pediatric Research (LRP-PR)
  • RFA-AI-18-026, Modeling and Simulation To Optimize HIV Prevention Research (MS OPR) (R01, Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
  • RFA-AI-18-023, Immune Mechanisms at the Maternal-Fetal Interface (R01, Clinical Trial Optional)
  • RFA-AI-18-006, Sustained Release Innovation for HIV (SRI) (R61/R33, Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Opportunities


Funding at NIH - Grants.gov
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NIH Weekly Funding Opportunities
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Funding Opportunities at the National Science Foundation (NSF)
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USDA/NIFA Funding Opportunities
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These RFAs invite research grant applications to examine the impact of HAI on typical and atypical child development and health; the evaluation of animal-assisted intervention for children and adults with disabilities or in need of rehabilitative services; and the effects of animals on public health, including cost effectiveness of involving animals in reducing and preventing disease.