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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Researchers to Explore the Benefits of Animal Therapy

HHRF Innovation Grant (Pilot Study)


GrantWatch ID# 168810
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF)
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
All USA
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/30/23

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to USA, Canada, and International teams at research institutions for basic research and clinical studies to explore the benefits of animal therapy. Funding is intended to support studies that will impact the mental and physical health and the quality of life of individuals with disabilities who are involved with Equine Assisted Services.

The primary goal is to support, promote and fund scientific research that explores the benefits of Equine Assisted Services, leading to the discovery of the most effective methods and techniques for conducting best practices in thousands of existing and future programs. The secondary goal is to educate the public (including parents, donors, insurance companies and physicians) on research findings so that equine-assisted activities become more accessible.

The purpose of Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) is to fund research that investigates the therapeutic effects of the interactions between horses and humans. The broad research agenda includes basic research, as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact physical and mental health and the quality of life for people with disabilities who are involved with Equine Assisted Services. Basic research collects foundational data used to develop or refine theories. Clinical or applied research tests theories that direct practice or have a direct effect on the persons in the activity or therapy. HHRF exists to fund and support research projects that measure quantitative or qualitative evidence for Equine Assisted Services. 

The strongest proposals will fully and clearly cover all information and research requested, incorporate project intent and methodology, anticipate issues that may arise and are exceptionally easy to follow from processes to activities and results.



Recipient

Eligibility
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
International research teams are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to investigators with solid credentials and research experience.

Pre-Application Information
Innovative Proposals Due January 30, 2023. Applications must be submitted in electronic format.

Notification of awards will be announced within four months of the application deadline.

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) must receive the completed electronic application by the end of the business day on the established deadline (Should the deadline fall on a weekend or holiday; the due date is the closest preceding business day). All submissions must be received by the due date or will not be accepted. The main contact listed on the application will be sent a notice by email of receipt of their application within two weeks of the HHRF office receiving it.

HHRF accepts Letters of Intent and grant applications at any time throughout the year, though completed grant applications will be reviewed only once per year. Proposals may not receive a formal review by HHRF’s advisors if it is determined that the project does not follow the published guidelines and priorities. Allow up to two months for LOI responses, and four months from the date of deadline for proposal response time. LOIs are NOT required but may be submitted if the applicant is seeking indication of appropriateness of research topic or input on scientific merit.

Terminology:
As there are few standard accepted definitions for the multitude of Equine Assisted Services, please begin your application with a glossary of very clearly defined meanings for all your Abbreviations, Acronyms and Technical Terminology. Thereafter they may be used throughout the application.

See the Application Checklist, in Supporting Documents below, for Scientific Review Committee considerations.

The recipient of any research grant must certify that research will be conducted according to the rules and regulations of the United States Department of Health and Human Services for the human subjects or equivalent standards if located outside the USA.

All studies involving horses must comply with accepted industry standards for care, treatment, and humane workload. All mounted work must comply with accepted industry standards for safety including employment of a certified instructor/therapist or evidence of equivalent standards. Equine Assisted Services sites must be accredited by a qualified certifying association or provide evidence of equivalent standards for facility and program safety.

Additional Information: https://www.horsesandhumans.org/innovative-grant
Application Information: https://www.horsesandhumans.org/apply

Estimated Size of Grant
A grant for a maximum of $10,000 may be awarded.

Term of Contract
A one year grant period is assumed.

Contact Information
Email the completed application to info@horsesandhumans.org
The subject line of ALL emails should be the complete title of the application.

For questions contact the above email address.

Horses and Humans Research Foundation
P.O. Box 23367
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

15670 Chardon Windsor Rd.
Huntsburg, OH 44046

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