Research & Conservation Grant

2024 ARAV Research & Conservation Grant

Please note that the deadline for the ARAV Research & Conservation Grant proposal submissions is October 1, 2023. Please see below for full instructions.

Objectives of the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) include:

  • To advance programs for preventative medicine, husbandry, and scientific research in the field of veterinary medicine dealing with reptiles and amphibians.
  • To promote the conservation and humane treatment of all reptilian and amphibian species through education, captive breeding and preservation of reptilian and amphibian habitats.

The ARAV Conservation & Research Committee is able to fund clinically-oriented and/or conservation research projects involving reptiles and/or amphibians. The typical awards are in the range of $2000 to $3000.

Clinically-oriented proposals, conservation-based proposals, and proposals submitted by ARAV members will be given priority. Proposals will be evaluated based on clinical significance, conservation relevance, feasibility of proposal, and research methodology.

Final determination of the number and amounts of awards to be distributed will be made by the ARAV Executive committee, based on the recommendations of the Conservation and Research Committee.

It is expected that the research should be completed in 12-18 months.

Recipients of funding will be expected to either present their results at the ARAV annual conference or publish them in the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery.

  • Deadline for proposal submission is October 1, 2023.
  • Funding decisions will be made by March 1, 2024.

Instructions for Proposal Submission

Please see our complete Research and Conservation Grant Application for more information and submittal instructions.

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