$250,000 for Animal Behavior Studies

Pet product producer PetSafe is accepting pre-proposals for the funding of three animal-behavior studies.

By | Posted: March 27, 2012, 3 p.m. EDT

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The studies cover three categories: pet fountains, treat-dispensing toys and remote training collars. Each of the pet fountains and treat-dispensing toys studies will receive $25,000 in funding, while the remote trainer study will receive $200,000.

Though the studies are targeted toward academic institutions, PetSafe is accepting applications from any organization, institution, interest group or individual who can meet the application requirements.

“This is a great way for students, trainers, behaviorists, veterinarians and various industry professionals to potentially get published and lead a research project funded by one of the leading pet companies in the industry,” says Jim Tedford, director of animal welfare initiatives and alliances at PetSafe.

Based upon pre-proposal submissions, PetSafe will select a limited number of investigators to submit full proposals in each category. The full proposals will be reviewed by a research panel, and one investigator for each project category will be chosen by the end of 2012.

Those selected will commence their research in 2013 and are required to:
• Provide a written 300-word research update to PetSafe at the end of the project period.
• Provide a 600-word final research summary suitable for publication in media targeted to the general public, no later than 12 months after the end of the project period.
• If appropriate, submit the results of their studies for publication in a peer-reviewed journal as well as present the findings at an appropriate scientific conference.

The “Pre-Proposal Submission Form” can be downloaded online and must be submitted by June 30, 2012.


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Aly   Hollister, CA

3/29/2012 6:01:33 PM

I wonder what the average salary is for an animal behaviorist?

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Ellen   Madison, WI

3/28/2012 5:12:43 AM

Way to go Petsafe!

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

3/27/2012 11:15:05 PM

Hm, I wonder if I should apply?

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Aly   Hollister, CA

3/27/2012 9:14:17 PM


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