The Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA) announces an annual competitive grant that will provide financial support up to $2,000 addressing the following criteria. The grant should include at least 1 of the following criteria (Note: Documenting and evaluating how the assistance will help your program will be necessary to receive funding for your project):
❖ A program that needs assistance with purchasing materials for operant conditioning training.
❖ A program that needs assistance with purchasing materials for animal enrichment needs.
❖ A program that could use assistance with funds for a conservation project that is affecting a positive change for the conservation of a species.
The following are ineligible expenses/costs which are not supported:
- Indirect or other administrative costs, including institutional overhead.
- Travel unrelated to completion of the project.
- Grants may not be used for political lobbying, litigation or travel funds for attending or presenting at conferences.
- General institutional support, projects considered to be normal institutional operating expenses, or shortfalls in budgets.
- Grants will not be provided to fund projects that are already completed.
The ABMA will consider qualified individuals for grants without regard to any legally protected status, including age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or special disabled or other covered veteran status in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE
The proposal must be submitted by March 31st. Should your project receive funding, we will disburse funds as specified in the award letter. Recipients will be notified by April 15th of the same year. The organization receiving the funding will be responsible for ensuring all grant requirements are met, including in the event of staff changes. If grant requirements are not met, the receiving institution is expected to return funds to The ABMA.
Grant funds must be spent within 12 months after the grant is awarded, and a final report, including itemized receipts, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, is required within two (2) months of the completion of the project. The final project report will be published in one of our quarterly newsletters for our membership. The ABMA reserves the right to display and promote this project on their website and other social media pages. The ABMA will require an update for a midyear report that will be due to the board before the ABMA Midyear meeting (turned in by September 1st) and must be completed for use on theabma.org and the ABMA Facebook page. The grant reward recipient will receive an invitation to present their final project at an the ABMA Annual Conference to show our membership the results of the grant and how it was able to help the animals in their care. If accepted, the ABMA will offer a reimbursement of $500 for travel, a compensated registration for the conference and pay for half room hotel fee. The applicant will need to acknowledge the Animal Behavior Management Alliance in its publications, presentation and academic media forums.
- Only complete applications will be considered for review and possible funding. Separate mailing of materials will not be accepted. The application contains a budget (see below) and must include the following:
- Support letters from the CEO of the Primary Investigator(s) and collaborating institution(s).
- Copies of permits or letters of approval by the appropriate regulatory agencies or recovery team, and/or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approvals for conservation projects.
- Curriculum vitae of Primary Investigator(s). Maximum one page per investigator.
- Format must not deviate from the following form. Total application length may not exceed seven typewritten pages. Appendices are permitted, but may only clarify, and not supplement, information in the narrative (i.e., photos/diagrams would be acceptable, but not videos/publications).