1.0 General Information
Companion Animals Trust is dedicated to funding research that is relevant to the field of companion animal welfare and urban animal management. Companion Animals Trust Research Study Award will fund projects up to $10,000 per annum to a maximum of $20,000. At this time Companion Animals Trust will only fund companion animal welfare research conducted within New Zealand.
There are two funding rounds per annum. Applications must be received by the
advertised on the home page. You may only submit one Research Study Award application, per organisation, per funding round.
2.0 How to use this form
Please complete this form for your proposed research study. If a section is deemed not to be relevant to your study put N/A. Submit the completed application form and the associated appendices via our website.
Please read the
Terms & Conditions
before completing your application.
3.0 Study Name Provide the name of your study * 3.0 Layperson Summary Provide a brief summary of your proposed study in non-technical, non-scientific language * 5.0 Research Team (Complete the following table for the principle investigator, mentor and all co-investigators. Add or remove rows as necessary). 6.0 Previous Funding Identify previous funding you or any of your co-investigators have received from Companion Animals Trust. Include project title, amount received, output produced (including presentations, publications). Also list any extensions received or reports due. 7.0 Research Question(s) and Objectives Briefly list a set of clearly articulated research questions (or objectives). Be precise and ensure you have realistic objectives that can be met within the timeline and budget of this proposal. 8.0 Rationale and Justification What is the value of your study? Justify the need for the study and state the importance of the expected findings to the field, the species (or breed) and to stakeholders. Your rational/justification should incorporate a review of the key literature that contributes to your research question. If using technical terms define them in the first usage and follow this by using acronyms/abbreviations. 9.0 Preliminary Data Succinctly describe any previous results by the research team which add support to the proposed study. If previous research has been funded (by Companion Animals Trust or another funder) provide details of the funding received. 10.0 Experimental Methods
Describe your experimental approach to meet each of your research questions. Refer to the Research Award Notes and Conditions for guidance with completing this section.
Experimental Methods 11.0 Timeline
Include the sequence and schedule of project milestones as well as the duration of the project. A maximum of two years is permitted (not including peer-reviewed scientific publication). All projects are subject to 6-monthly review and approval of successive 6-monthly intervals is contingent upon approval of adequate progress by Companion Animals Trust Trustees. If your application is successful these 6-monthly milestones will be outlined in your grant approval letter.
Timeline 12.0 Expected Outputs
List the outputs you expect to achieve from this project and how you will disseminate the results. Include the name of journals for publication and conferences where the results might be disseminated. For successful applications all outputs must acknowledge Companion Animals Trust as a funding source. If a commercial product is developed, Companion Animals Trust would become a partner in this.
Expected outputs 13.0 Budget
Please expand as necessary: The total cost of the project, less the financial contributions from co-funders, should equate to the total amount requested from Companion Animal Trust. The cost of each item should be specifically justified. Costs not justified may not be approved.
Budget Items Total Cost of Project ($) Amount Request from Companion Animals Trust ($) Financial Contributions by Co-Funder(s) ($) 14.0 Co-Funding
Describe what other sources of funding have been obtained or will be sought for this project (including ‘in kind’ support). Expand as required.
Additional Funding Sources 15.0 Contribution to Qualifications Please declare any components of the proposed study that contribute towards the fulfilment of educational qualifications. Provide the team member’s name, qualification and institute of study. 16.0 Declaration I declare that to the best of my knowledge the information I have provided is true and correct. * I confirm that I have read the associated project notes and conditions and if successful with this application I agree to abide by these conditions * I also confirm that I have attached the following Attachments
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Max. file size: 32 MB. 17.0 Reference List Provide a reference list of any literature cited in this application. 18.0 Appendix Items
– Curriculum Vitae (2 pages max) for the principle investigator, mentor and/or co-investigator, including names, position/role on this project, current position, qualifications, previous grants and awards received, selected/relevant peer-reviewed publications.
– Letters of support. Include letters of support from all collaborators (individuals or organisations not named as co-investigators whose participation is crucial to the project’s success).