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“For grantees that have no background in regulatory processes, it’s a relief to know that Found Animals will provide the support necessary to guide a successful product over those hurdles.” Michael Munks, PhD, National Jewish Health, Michelson Grant Recipient

Resources for Applicants and Grantees

The following resources are provided by Found Animals to support applicants and grantees in submitting successful letters of intent (LOIs) and proposals and achieving breakthrough results in their research.

*Please note that starred resources must be read by the investigator prior to submitting a letter of intent.

Getting up to Speed with Canine and Feline Reproduction and Contraception

Found Animals encourages investigators from a wide range of disciplines to take up the challenge of developing a nonsurgical sterilant for cats and dogs; accordingly, many promising applicants may not have a background in small animal reproduction. The resources in this section will help all applicants to learn more about canine and feline anatomy, physiology, and reproduction, and to become familiar with the advantages and limitations of various approaches and targets.

The Quality Assurance Checklist* and Toolkit

This downloadable toolkit is designed to facilitate best practices in the management of research personnel and equipment, validation of methods, standard operating procedures, and maintenance of data and documents. Use of these tools is recommended because they will provide investigators with mechanisms for demonstrating process transparency, accountability, and a straightforward method for reconstructing data if required.

Policy for Animals Involved in Research*

The humane treatment of animals is of utmost importance to us. We work to assure that each and every animal involved in a Michelson Prize & Grants funded research study receives excellent, compassionate care. All researchers funded by the Michelson Prize & Grants are required to sign and fully adhere to our animal welfare policy.


Found Animals provides webinars on how to apply for the Michelson Prize and how to apply for Michelson Grant funding.