To learn about what different animal advocacy groups are working on, you may want to read reviews of Animal Charity Evaluators’ recommended charities.
To generate ideas and learn about the nuances associated with animal advocacy, we recommend reading blogs that post content related to effective animal advocacy, such as Counting Animals, Direct Action Everywhere, The Effective Altruism Forum, The Vegan Strategist, Reasonable Vegan, Essays on Reducing Suffering, and Thinking About Animals, to name a few.
To locate and review existing animal advocacy research, we recommend research libraries such as those hosted by Animal Charity Evaluators, Faunalytics, The Humane Society of the United States, and The Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy. We also recommend reading about the independent studies conducted by Faunalytics and Humane League Labs.
For more information about how certain budget items are classified by the AARF, or if you have questions about institutional overhead costs, please click here.
For advice on how to conduct rigorous impact evaluations, we recommend practical evaluation resources offered by organizations such as J-PAL, 3ie, and BetterEvaluation, as well as recommend Charity Evaluator’s Survey Guidelines.
The following resources will assist grantees with adhering to grant regulations regarding transparency, preregistration, and open dissemination of results.
- Animal Advocacy Data Repository
- Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines
- Resources for Implementing the Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines
- Preregistration Template
- Preregistration Challenge
Research Collaboration Directory
The Research Collaboration Directory is intended to help connect researchers with mutual interests or complementary skills, and establish partnerships between academics and animal advocates. Join the directory if you are interested in being contacted by other researchers or advocates who might be interested in collaborating with you on projects. No commitments are implied.
View our funded projects archive for examples of what type of research the Animal Advocacy Research Fund has already funded.
Get in touch
Finally, if you have questions about anything, feel free to contact the Research Fund Program Officer.