The purpose of this fund is to support research that contributes to an understanding of effective animal advocacy. We are primarily interested in supporting research on the effectiveness of various animal advocacy interventions, and will generally prioritize research that contributes to an understanding of advocacy for farmed animals in particular.
Over the next 2 years, we will issue a Call for Proposals approximately every 4 months. The application deadline for the next funding round is June 16, 2017. Under special circumstances, we may consider reviewing time-sensitive proposals on a rolling basis, though applicants considering off-cycle applications should first contact the Advocacy Program Officer.
We will consider funding any direct costs related to the research process, including participant compensation, study materials, and costs for researcher labor. We are open to considering ambitious proposals, and thus there is no formal limit to the amount applicants can request. In previous funding rounds, we have offered funding for 14 grants worth between $2,000 to $44,000 each.
Before applying, we recommend reviewing our focus areas page to understand what types of proposals we are most interested in funding. You may also find it useful to review the details of our evaluation process and read about the projects we’ve funded so far.
Advocacy Program Officer: Greg Boese (Animal Charity Evaluators)
Chair: Allison Smith (Animal Charity Evaluators)
Kathryn Asher (University of New Brunswick & Faunalytics)
Nick Cooney (Mercy For Animals)
Diana Fleischman (University of Portsmouth)
Che Green (Faunalytics)
Zach Groff (Direct Action Everywhere)
Jason Ketola (Maxmind)
TJ Mather (Maxmind)
Harish Sethu (The Humane League & Drexel University)
Eva Vivalt (Australian National University)
Michael Webermann (Better Eating International)