Research Grants

Purpose of HHRF-funded research is to investigate the ‘therapeutic effects of horses on humans’. The broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact the physical and mental health and quality of life for people with disabilities who are involved with equine-assisted activities/therapies (EAA/T).

Amount of funding available: $50,000 max.
Application deadline: visit for upcoming deadlines.
Applications submission: both paper and electronic formats are required.

/assets/518_haslogohighressmall.jpgAnimals & Society Institute and Wesleyan Animal Studies invite applications for its ‘Annual Summer Fellowship Program for Scholars’ pursuing research in Human-Animal Studies. 

/assets/435_wesleyananimalstudies.jpgThe ASI-WAS Fellowship is an interdisciplinary program that enables 6-8 fellows to pursue ‘Research in Residence’ at Wesleyan University's College of the Environment: 

It is designed to support recipients' individual research through mentorship, guest lectures, and scholarly exchange among fellows and opportunities to contribute to the intellectual life of the host institution.

The purpose of this collaboration is to stimulate new research in the area of human-animal interactions, with particular interest in the role of pets in the lives of elders, pets enhancing healthy longevity, and understanding the barriers to pet ownership. 

A total of $45,000 in grant funds will be available for distribution. One or more projects may be funded within this budget.

American Hippotherapy Association  

Research grant money is available from the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. for PT/OT/SLP students, instructors or clinicians to complete empirical research measuring outcomes related to hippotherapy.

Hippotherapy features a variety of high-quality articles related to the practice of hippotherapy and has published a number of articles on research related to Hippotherapy. Following articles have appeared in the magazine over last few years:

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