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|AAZV Zoological Medicine & Wildlife Health Research Grant|
Application and Review Process
In 2011, The American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) established the Zoological Medicine and Wildlife Health Research Grant program which is funded 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 $10,000 and will be granted on annual basis.
The application and proposal guidelines can be found by clicking HERE.
Proposal Review Process
will review each grant proposal received for adherence to the grant submission
guidelines; those submissions which do not meet this baseline criteria will not
be reviewed by the committee. Applicant
will be provided feedback on where non-compliance occurred. Chair also will review each grant proposal
for content and relevance; in situations where these categories are considered
sub-optimal and not warranting full committee review, Co-Chair also will review
the grant proposal. In case of
disagreement in these categories between Chair and Co-Chair, the grant proposal
will be submitted to the full committee.
Each grant is critically evaluated and scored by a minimum of two committee members as a primary and secondary reviewer whom present their recommendations to the entire committee. However, all committee members are provided all grants and are instructed to read each of them.
A summary of recommended grants
to be funded will be provided to the AAZV Executive Committee by the time of their mid-year
meeting in March or April. Applicants will be
notified of funding decisions by April 30th of year of funding. All applicants will be provided feedback from their submitted proposals which will be a simple summary provided from the comments of the primary and second reviewers.
Grants will be critically evaluated using the following criteria:
Project evaluation criteria:
Final Report Outline
Grant projects completed should follow this outline for submitting final reports. Once final reports have been approved, the final draft of funds will be sent to the institution. Click HERE for final report outline.
For questions, contact Admin@AAZV.org
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