The full project, or portion of the project for which funding is requested, must be completed within one (1) calendar year upon acceptance.
Costs such as travel expenses, publication costs, major equipment purchases, and overhead shall not be funded by the AAV. In contrast to budget allowances during our normal grant cycle, investigator, assistant or student salaries can be covered up to 30% of the total amount of the requested budget.
All prospective research studies funded by the AAV must receive full approval by the facility’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) or equivalent research review entity. If IACUC (or equivalent) approval is pending at the time of full proposal submission to the AAV, proof of subsequent complete approval must be made available to the AAV before funds can be released for the research project.
Although not a mandatory requirement for funding, selected investigators are strongly encouraged to publish their results in the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery (JAMS) and/or submit presentation proposals for the annual conference of the AAV. Selected investigators may be granted a 12-month extension provided a written research update is provided to AAV at the end of the first calendar year from funding. All investigators will be required to submit a final research report as described in the AAV Research Project Final Report template. A photograph of the primary research illustrating the research project performed is also required.
Completed pre-proposals (one page form only - download template below) must be received by 12:00am Midnight EST, March 1, 2020. Final proposals, upon invitation only, based on the evaluation of the pre-proposal, must be received by 12:00am Midnight EDT, May 1, 2020. Grants will be announced at the annual meeting in Denver, CO, USA, August 29-Sept 3, 2020. A maximum 250 word description of the project will also be required for publication in association development literature. This summary should be in lay terms.
Please direct submission to the AAV Executive Director, Robert Groskin: firstname.lastname@example.org. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure delivery of the pre-proposal. If acknowledgement is not received with 7 days of submission, applicant should contact Executive Director at 201.446.2442.