Research Funding

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ANIMAL BREEDERS

COORDINATED RESEARCH PROGRAM


The National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) funds selected research projects through the NAAB Coordinated Research Program.  The goal of the program is to foster research and development in Animal Breeding and Reproductive Physiology with special emphasis on Artificial Insemination as well as to provide researchers with seed money in order to obtain greater support from other agencies.


RESEARCH AREAS OF INTEREST


Research areas for funding are established by NAAB member AI businesses.  General areas considered include:

  • Male Fertility
  • Genetics
  • Sire Health
  • Female Fertility
  • Market
  • A more detailed list of research areas of interest is available upon request. Applicants should be aware that the bovine species is currently the main focus of NAAB member's business activities. Thus, it can be anticipated that most of the funding will be directed toward bovine AI applications.


    FUNDING


    NAAB member AI businesses supply the funds for the NAAB Coordinated Research Program.  Grants are awarded up to a maximum of $15,000 per year. Research Proposals are approved for a one year period with the funding period from July 1 through June 30.


    PROPOSAL EVALUATION


    A committee of technical personnel from NAAB member AI  businesses and academic representatives evaluate all proposals and determine funding in order to best utilize monies available through the Coordinated Research Program.


    APPLICATION PROCEDURE


    Necessary application materials may be obtained from the Technical Director of NAAB. Pre-proposal applications, using the NAAB format, are due into the NAAB office by October 1, 2004. Investigators of approved pre-proposals will be notified and invited to submit a full proposal by December 1, 2004. Full proposal applications must be submitted to the Technical Director of NAAB no later than February 1, 2005. Award decisions will be made by April 15, 2005.


    Address all correspondence to:

    Technical Director
    National Association of Animal Breeders
    P.O. Box 1033,
    Columbia, Missouri 65205
    (Street address: 401 Bernadette Dr.  - 65203)

    Phone: 573/445-4406 - FAX: 573/446-2279


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