REQUEST FOR USDA ANIMAL HEALTH FORMULA FUND (AHFF) PROPOSALS
One year projects for the period October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017
DUE September 1, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
Late submissions will not be reviewed or considered for funding.
The CVM Committee on Research will review proposals related to livestock, poultry, horses or commercial fish production. Projects must address issues related to animal health. Grants are limited to $8,000. Funds may be used for Expenses, Salary and Wages (S&W) for full or part-time staff or undergraduate/graduate students. Priority ratings will be given to each proposal. Budgetary restrictions may make it impossible to fund all approved requests. Due to changes in the USDA approvals process, items of equipment, no matter their cost, will not be funded this year.
Research Scope of Funding
The scope of research conducted with Section 1433 funds includes promotion of general welfare through improved health and productivity of domestic livestock, poultry, aquatic animals and other income-producing animals which are essential to the nation’s food supply and the welfare of producers and consumers of animal products; improvement in the health of horses; facilitation of the effective treatment and/or prevention of diseases in both domesticated and wild species; minimization of livestock and poultry losses due to transportation and handling; to protect human health through control of animal diseases transmissible to humans; to improve methods of controlling the birth of predators and other animals; and to promote the general welfare through expanded programs of research and extension to improve animal health.
Animal Health Research comprises basic and applied studies on infectious and noninfectious agents that impair the normal state of the living animal body and/or that affect the performance of vital functions. Studies are classified as Animal Health Research if they relate directly to the health of a target livestock, poultry, or aquatic animal species and may include laboratory studies, research on animal care as it relates to livestock health and well-being, and investigations of metabolic diseases and reproductive diseases. Molecular biology applications to animal health problems are included.
Who May Apply
CVM faculty, both regular and non-regular, at assistant professor level or above may apply for funds.
CVM Clinical Instructors are also eligible.
Faculty members acting as a PI may submit no more than one proposal for committee review.
Proposal Deadline (in W203 Vet Med) September 1, 2017
Funds Available ~October 1, 2017
Project Period October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018
Funds will not be released until all information required by NIFA has been completed and NIFA has approved the project. An animal protocol must be approved by the MU Animal Care and Use Committee and approval filed with the proposal. Note if protocol is pending. NIFA will not accept “Client Owned Permission” agreements in lieu of approved protocol. Approval for recombinant DNA, biosafety, or radioactive materials must also be included.