American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

    ACVECC Research Grants Available for 2023


    Special Grant: Request for Grant Proposals



    EveryCat Health Foundation, in a special funding opportunity co-sponsored by Nestlé Purina Petcare and Mars Petcare, is funding another series of grants that address the effect that dietary phosphorus and calcium to phosphorus ratio have on renal health in cats as well as biomarkers to detect early renal disease. Approximately $400,000 is available to fund proposals of sufficient scientific merit, relevance and potential to impact feline health.


    The overall goal of such research is to provide evidence that will lead to scientific consensus on safe levels and types of dietary phosphorus for feline diets. High priority areas that have been identified and will be given special consideration include:


    - Investigation of factors that influence phosphorus bioavailability and metabolism including source and form of phosphorus in foods

    - Identification of biomarkers of renal injury (i.e., especially markers that detect early kidney changes before irreversible damage occurs)

    - Identification of in vitro assays that correlate with in vivo function of phosphorus sources.


    It is expected that most grants will be in the range of $10,000 - $50,000 for 1-2-year projects. Projects must demonstrate their relevance regarding the topic of interest and their benefit to improving feline health, particularly regarding domestic cats.

    Exceptional grants may be funded up to $100,000. These grants exhibit a very high degree of proficiency and pursue truly ground-breaking research into the topics of interest.


    Proposals must be submitted through the EveryCat Health Foundation Grant Portal.


    Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, April 17, 2023 (11:59 pm EDT).


    Awards will be announced in September, 2023.


    View the COMPLETE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL or visit the OPEN REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS page on our website for more information.

     Dear Veterinary Researcher,


    The Doberman Pinscher Health Foundation is an independent non-profit 501c(3) organization whose mission is to advance Doberman Pinscher health research and related initiatives, toward the discovery, practical application, and communication of scientific knowledge that successfully addresses the genetic diseases of the Doberman Pinscher.


    We are once again reaching out to your organization to inform you of our 2023 grant opportunities that we hope will be of interest.


    This year we are able to fund one or more grants up to a total of $40,000.


    Our grant letter of intent and application forms are available here. This grant submittal period will be open until 5 PM PDST Sunday, April 30th 2023. We anticipate awarding these grants by the end of May 2023. All applications will be reviewed by our research committee prior to any grant award. Applicants may be contacted for more information prior to grant funding as part of the review process.


    Please contact our research committee with any questions or to submit a proposal.


    We look forward to awarding these grants in support of our mission.




    Doberman Pinscher Health Foundation Board of Directors:


    James Barron

    Jenn Cannerelli

    Mike Dellorto

    Libby Hargrove

    Kaye Krueger DVM

    Sue Lynch

    Denise McKay

    Shirlee Walker

    Linda Zaeske




    Deadline for pre-proposals: April 10, 2023


    The VECCS Gives Committee is pleased to announce its 2023 Inaugural Grant to fund research that investigates low-cost treatment options for the management of common emergent conditions in domestic animals. A total of up to $10,000 US is available, either as a single grant or divided between 2 or more awards.


    Researchers are eligible for the grant if the Principal Investigator has a DVM, VMD, or is a certified nurse/technician and works in an emergency or urgent care veterinary hospital. Awardees who are not already VECCS members must join VECCS to receive funding. Membership fees will be covered for one year for applicants who are not currently members and express financial hardship. Research mentorship and statistical support are available upon request.


    There will be a two-stage process for proposals. The committee invites submission of pre-proposals, following the guidelines below. Pre-proposals will be evaluated by the committee and invitations extended to investigators of the highest-ranked pre-proposals for full proposal submission. Pre-proposals should be submitted via VECCS awards platform at the button below.


    • Deadline for pre-proposals: April 10, 2023
    • Invitations for full proposals extended: May 15, 2023
    • Full Proposals due: June 30, 2023
    • Notification of funding: On or about July 31, 2023 (Award will be presented at IVECCS, September 2023)


    The Awardee will be required to provide a 6-month report by March 18, 2024, and is expected to present at least preliminary data at IVECCS 2024. Interim reports will be required every (6) months until the final report is presented. VECCS Gives should be acknowledged in any publication.


    Note: The VECCS Gives Research Grant Program is designed to give preference to clinically oriented projects that utilize clinical cases and subjects to investigate low-cost treatment options for clinically oriented ECC problems. The committee is particularly interested in projects that can be completed within one year. Terminal projects will not be considered for funding.


    Any questions can be addressed directly to:    

    Deborah Silverstein, DVM, DACVECC

    Grant Committee Chair, VECCS Gives


    IVECCS DEI Scholarship

    Deadline: May 22, 2023


    VECCS, ACVECC and ACVECCTN are excited to offer diversity, equity and inclusion focused scholarships to support attendance at IVECCS. IVECCS is an amazing chance to experience all that a career in Emergency & Critical Care has to offer as well as to get some great CE!

    Several scholarships are available and are open to:

    1. Veterinary students
    2. Veterinary technician students currently enrolled in an accredited program
    3. Veterinary technicians who have graduated from an accredited program in the past year


    The awards will all include:

    1. Complimentary IVECCS registration
    2. $1000 to cover travel and accommodation expenses
    3. Expected to volunteer at IVECCS


    The applications will be assessed by a joint group of VECCS, ACVECC and ACVECCTN members and winners will be notified in June.  


    Once logged in, click “Start entry”, under program select “IVECCS”, then under category select “Scholarships/Grants”, then “IVECCS DEI Scholarship”.

    Steve Haskins

    Memorial Scholarship

    Deadline: May 22, 2023


    The Board of Directors of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society are honored to offer the annual Steve Haskins Memorial Scholarship in 2023. Dr. Haskins was a pioneer of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, and his untimely passing remains a huge loss for our profession and society. He was truly an amazing individual who remained a tireless force for the improvement of the lives of animals through advancement of veterinary emergency and critical care.

    The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for eligible VECCS members who may not otherwise be able to attend (due to financial limitations) IVECCS. Dr. Haskins was the only individual to have spoken at every IVECCS meeting and was presented the President’s Award at IVECCS 2013 to recognize his unique contributions to our Society and specialty. This scholarship was first awarded to eight recipients in 2014 as a way for VECCS to give back to our profession, support our members, and promote the VECCS mission: “Improving access and quality of emergency and critical care to every patient in need”.


    Two specific groups may apply:

    1. Residents in good standing in the first or second year of an ACVECC-approved residency training program. Must also be a current VECCS member in good standing through IVECCS 2023.
    2. Licensed veterinary technicians engaged in emergency or emergency/critical care practice for no less than three years. Must also be a VECCS member in good standing through IVECCS 2023.


    Scholarship Value: Approximately $1,700 per recipient. Each recipient will receive a $500 stipend to cover travel and incidental costs plus complimentary four-night hotel stay at an IVECCS-approved conference hotel location, IVECCS 2023 registration, and VECCS membership for one year. If you can only attend virtually, you will still receive base registration, but no travel stipend will be offered.


    Scholarship recipients will be notified in June 2023.


    **NOTE:** If you have received the Steve Haskins Scholarship in the past you are not eligible to receive another scholarship with the exception that technician scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for the scholarship after a period of five years. Only the named recipient can use this scholarship for IVECCS 2023. If you know that you are not able to attend IVECCS 2023 (in person or virtually), please do not apply. If you receive the scholarship and are unable to use the scholarship for 2023 for any reason, your scholarship will be forfeited and the scholarship will be made to the next eligible person from the applicant pool. If you have agreed to participate in IVECCS 2023 to a level that your travel expenses are already paid to include airfare and hotel, please do not apply for this scholarship.



    Other Funding Opportunities:

    VECCF Clinical Inovation Grant

    ACLAM Foundation

    AKC Canine Health Foundation

    Collie Health Foundation Grants

    EBVM Network

    EVECC Research Grant

    Grayson Jockey Club

    Lily Investigator Research

    Morris Animal Foundation

    Nestlé Purina

    Pfizer Investigator Initiated Research

    Stanton Foundation

    Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society Grant

    Waltham Foundation

    Winn Feline Foundation


    The objective of this program is to facilitate the advancement of knowledge in canine and feline nutrition and health care, as well as supporting the professional development of residents-in- training at veterinary institutions. Towards this end, a fund has been established that will provide small grants (up to $15,000) to support well-designed research addressing nutritional issues relative to the dog and cat. Invasive or terminal research will not be considered for funding. Only veterinarians enrolled in a recognized residency or graduate degree program, or their mentor on behalf of the resident or graduate student, are eligible to apply for these funds. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Selection will be based on review of research proposals received on, or prior to, the published deadlines. Research proposals will be accepted twice yearly, on or before May 1 and on or before November 1 of each year. To apply, veterinary residents must submit the materials itemized below.

    The application packet should include the following:

    1. Cover letter describing the intent of the research, the expected new findings likely to come from this research, and the significance of these findings should the research be successful.

    2. Research proposal. The proposal must be limited to 5 typed pages, but must include the following sections:

    • Research Hypothesis or objective
    • Review of the pertinent literature and prior research
    • Experimental Design, including anticipated statistical analysis and timing to completion of the project
    • Budget, detailing all key expenses. Indirect costs, if included, must be limited to 25% of direct cost less any salary and equipment.

    3. Evidence of approval from your institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

    4. Evidence of adequacy of skills, equipment and other resources needed to complete the proposed research. If collaborations are necessary, include letters that confirm the collaborators' agreement to participate.

    To apply for a Nestlé Purina Resident's Research Grant, please submit the information itemized above for receipt on or before May 1 or November 1 to:

    Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
    Residents’ Research Grants OR via email to:

    c/o Ms. Charlene Lackey Emily.Cross@Purina.Nestle.Com Checkerboard Square, 2S
    St. Louis, MO 63164 USA

    [Nestlé Purina PetCare Company reserves the right to modify or terminate this program without notice.]