The Association of Avian Veterinarians is a diverse global professional organization dedicated to advancing and promoting avian health, welfare, and conservation through education, advocacy, and science. AAV provides educational and research grant opportunities to avian veterinarians worldwide. Since its founding in 1980, the AAV has funded clinical, investigational, and conservation medicine research grants for companion birds as well as free-ranging and managed bird populations, with over $600,000 awarded to more than 75 projects. Previous grant awards are listed at the link below.
With the help of these grants, researchers across the world have been able to complete projects that have not only significantly advanced the clinical knowledge of the veterinary profession, but also have – directly or indirectly – impacted the well-being and health of a multitude of avian species.
2020 Support Of Avian Research (SOAR) 40K Grant Opportunity
The Association of Avian Veterinarians was formed in 1980 and in celebration of our 40th anniversary, we are soliciting research proposals addressing significant areas of need for research in avian species. Following a survey of avian specialists, we established three distinct topics to be covered under this unique grant opportunity:
Atherosclerosis and cardiac disease
Preference will be given to grant submissions relating to avian species traditionally kept as companions or to projects in which the major findings are relevant to companion species, however strong proposals relating only to zoological species will also be considered. For the purposes of this grant, companion birds are defined as “species normally maintained in or near the household of the owner or person who cares for such animals” and can include companion poultry and species used for falconry. Grants are limited to $40,000.00 US for individual projects.
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.
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