UCLA Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program Request for Proposals

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June 1, 2018 to December 1, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
Animal Studies, Social Sciences, Sociology, Research and Methodology, Psychology

The UCLA School of Law Animal Law and Policy Small Grants Program (“Program”) is seeking small grant proposals. The application period is open now and closes on December 1, 2018. We are happy to receive applications as soon as they are ready, but we will not make any offers of funding until we have reviewed all applications after the funding period closes.

This Program is designed to support legal and non-legal empirical scholarship to advance animal law and policy reform.  To learn more about the Program, including previously funded projects, please use this link: http://law.ucla.edu/centers/social-policy/animal-law-grants-program/about/

Applications are welcome from any field as long as the potential application of the research to animal law and policy reform is clear. We have a particular interest in fields such as psychology, including moral psychology, sociology, philosophy, economics, and other social sciences. In addition, this year we are especially interested in empirical research applicable to legal reform focused on animals used in experimentation, animals harmed through pest control or “nuisance wildlife management” activities, and dogs at risk of being classified as “dangerous.”

Please be aware that we do not fund any type of research on live animals, and we cannot provide funding to scholars based at institutions outside the United States. We are open to collaborative projects with non-U.S.-based scholars, so long as the principal investigator is based at a U.S. institution of higher education throughout the funding period.

Our Program can be reached at 773-259-7760 or at alp@law.ucla.edu if you have any questions.

Best regards,


Cheryl Leahy

Program Coordinator

UCLA Animal Law and Policy Program

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