American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

    ACVECC Research Grant:

    ACVECC funds a $10,000 grant each year.  The ACVECC Research Grant Program is designed to give preference to funding clinically oriented projects that either utilize clinical cases or experimental research and subjects that address a clinically-oriented emergency and/or critical care problem.  The committee is particularly interested in “do-able” projects. Pre-proposals are due in early February each year.

    For more information on the grant process, contact Lenore Bacek DVM, DACVECC, Chair of the ACVECC Scientific Committee, at

    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.]




    The Vernon and Shirley Hill Foundation, the International Canine Health Award Scheme provides significant prize money to reward those who promote and create significant and world class work to improve the health and welfare of dogs through science and innovation.

    There are two global awards as follows:

    ·       International Prize in Canine Health with a prize fund of £40,000   (approx. US$ 53,800) for future projects - for outstanding contributions in the field of canine health and welfare. The Award will be presented to one or more individuals currently involved in canine research 

    ·       International Lifetime Achievement Award with a Prize Fund of £10,000 (approx. US$ 13,450) to the individual - a veterinarian or scientist working in a relevant discipline who has dedicated most or much of their career to advancing the health of dogs. The Award will be presented someone who has made a significant impact on the world stage of canine health and welfare.

    If you are a researcher or veterinary scientist whose work has a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs, or if you would like to nominate someone else who is, please submit your application/nomination by 31th January 2021

    For more information, visit or send an email to

    Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question

    With my best wishes for a happy holiday season

    Frederic Gaschen

    Frederic Gaschen,, Dr.habil., DACVIM (SAIM), DECVIM-CA
    Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine 
    Louisiana State University 
    School of Veterinary Medicine 

    Baton Rouge, LA  70803 
    office 225-578-9600 | fax 225-578-9559 | |   




    Morris Animal Foundation Announces Call for Proposals: Canine Applications Are Now Open

    Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to canine health.

    The mission of Morris Animal Foundation is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Proposals on any topic expected to advance health in a way that is impactful for broad populations are encouraged. There is an international focus.

    Canine proposals are reviewed by their own Scientific Advisory Board and have a dedicated funding source.

    Canine Proposals

    Proposals on any topic expected to have significant impact on the health of dogs will be considered.

    Pet, shelter, and free-ranging populations are all of relevance.

    Proposals for canine studies are due Wednesday, March 10, 2021, by 4:59 p.m. ET.

    Important Updates to Morris Animal Foundation’s Grant Application Process

    • As of November 2019, Morris Animal Foundation has begun using a new grant application and management software called Fluxx. All past, current and new grant applicants will need to create a new account to access past grant information and submit new applications. Visit Fluxx to create your account and submit an application.
      • Both the Principal Investigator and the individual submitting the application (if different from the Principal Investigator) must create an account before applying for funding.
      • Your account must be reviewed and validated by Morris Animal Foundation, which may take up to two business days, so please plan ahead.
      • For details on how to create an account and submit an application, view our Fluxx applicant user guide.
    • Morris Animal Foundation’s grant guidelines have recently changed. Proposals not adhering to guidelines will be rejected.

    To learn more about each of these grant types and the application process for each, please visit the Apply For a Grant page of the Foundation’s website.