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.]




    Access to Basic Veterinary Care (ABVC) Program: Research Grants 2020 

    Request for Letters of Intent 

    Program Description: Accessible, affordable basic veterinary care is critical to the welfare of pets and to keeping pets with their families and out of shelters. 


    Pet owners often cannot afford or access basic veterinary care, such as vaccinations or common treatments. 


    The ASPCA aims to improve access to veterinary care by leading systemic change in the veterinary field to make basic veterinary care more accessible to more pet parents. 


    With support from Maddie's Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals, the ASPCA is requesting proposals for our ABVC Research program. 


    This program seeks to support research that advances knowledge in medical or surgical approaches that can make veterinary care more accessible to underserved populations by decreasing costs while maintaining welfare. 


    We invite organizations that meet the below criteria to apply for an ABVC research grant. Eligible Applicants Research teams affiliated with US public and not-for-profit entities, such as universities, colleges, veterinary hospitals and clinics, and other institutions. 


    Eligible Projects: The 2020 ABVC research program solicits research proposals that increase ABVC through veterinary medicine. Of particular interest is research that seeks to provide evidence for effective, low-cost treatments of common problems in companion animals. 


    Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to: 

     Identifying and testing low technology diagnostics, especially physical examinations 

     Identifying and testing different treatment protocols, approaches, or settings that reduce costs for common problems, such as skin issues, ear infections, dental disease, gastrointestinal problems, parvovirus, etc. 

     Comparing outcomes, such as complication rates, symptom management and pet quality of life, of low-cost and standard treatment Ideally, the research will establish tools and approaches that other veterinarians and organizations can adopt to improve access to basic veterinary care. Projects focused on other barriers to care (e.g., culture/language, transportation, client education), vaccines/exams only, or decreasing costs through the provision of subsidies will not be considered, nor will projects with the primary aim of providing services or building infrastructure. 

    In order to be responsive to this request, projects must have a clear research question with appropriate methodology to answer that research question. 

    Grant Amount 

    A minimum of three grants will be awarded with a maximum individual grant amount of $50,000. 

    How to Apply 

    1) Interested applicants should first submit a letter of intent (LOI) by completing an application in SurveyMonkey (link below). You will be asked to provide information on your organization, team, and budget as well as a brief description of your project. Project descriptions should be no more than 3500 characters (roughly 500 words) and include: 

     Project Justification – how this project will meet criteria and improve access to veterinary care 


     Research Question(s) – clearly-stated research question(s) with hypotheses to be tested 


     Methods – brief description of the planned research methods, including sample and research design 


     Impact – description of how the results will be used to inform and advance ABVC 


     Budget – total amount requested Please also include a list of team members and their credentials, and a brief explanation of why your team is well-poised to carry out this work (3500 character limit).


    The deadline for LOI submission is: Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5PM ET. 

    Please complete and submit your application in SurveyMonkey via the following link: 


    2) After review of the LOIs, select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal based on the following criteria: 

     Relevance – the proposed research directly informs veterinary medical approaches and techniques 

     Potential impact – the potential for the research to substantially improve access to basic veterinary care through veterinary medicine 

     Generalizability – the results can be used by many veterinarians in different settings 

     Clarity – a well thought out and elaborated plan for the work 

     Credentials – the ability of the team to carry out the work 


    Decisions as to whether a full proposal will be invited are expected on or around Monday, September 14, 2020. 

    For LOI application inquiries, please contact Usual ASPCA grant guidelines and reporting requirements apply. 



    Wyckoff, NJ, September 2nd, 2020:

    Calling all researchers conducting feline health studies.

    Earlier this year, Winn Feline Foundation announced the award of fifteen feline medical research grants totaling $304,387 funded in 2020, through the generous support of private and corporate donations from around the world.  

    Please Take Note:

    The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, December 14, 2020 by 11:59 pm ET. Awards will be announced by mid-May 2021. 

    The maximum grant amount is $30,000 (the maximum grant amount has changed).
    Projects should have discrete and achievable goals within the $30,000 limit.
    Continuation of grants awarded in 2020 or earlier will be considered. 
    In this grant cycle, Winn Feline Foundation has an immediate interest in projects that address issues in behavior and, in particular, diabetes mellitus. However, studies applicable to all cats and all aspects pertaining to feline health are encouraged. 
    We have dedicated research funds for feline infectious peritonitis (Bria Fund) and heart disease (Ricky Fund). 
    Current breed specific dedicated funds are also available for: 
    * Norwegian Forest Cat and Persian hypertrophic cardiomyopathy studies 

    * Birman heart disease studies 

    * Abyssinian-related health issues 

    * Amyloidosis in Siamese and Oriental Shorthair-related breeds.

    Additional dedicated research funding for cats is available related to:

    * Inflammatory disease or cancer of the liver, pancreas and intestinal tract (Speckles & Kitty Kollar Funds)

    * Blood and immunologic disorders (Andorra Fund)

    * Shelter Medicine

    * Chronic kidney disease and related hypertension disorder 

    Applicants may be faculty veterinarians, post-doctoral fellows, practicing veterinarians or veterinary students.
    Important Additional Note to Applicants: 

    1) A New Feline Investigator Grant Award was established by Winn Feline Foundation in 2017. One grant will be awarded in the amount of $25,000 with $23,000 available for research and $2,000 available for travel expenses to present the study results at a major veterinary conference.

    2) A Feline Genomics New Investigator Grant Award (special emphasis-sponsored): WinnFeline Foundation, in collaboration with Wisdom Health, seeks to support the emerging field of feline genomics through the funding of a New Investigator whose research focus will enhance our understanding of feline genomics as it applies to feline health. The study of genomics has progressed exponentially in the last twenty years, from the study of single genes and their potential association with disease to a field that studies the function of genes and their interrelationships. Progress in this discipline has led to the growing awareness that many diseases are the result of complex associations between multiple genes and the influence of environmental factors.  Complicating the perceived role of polygenic factors in disease is the understanding that non-coding DNA, formerly believed to be "junk DNA," may be far more important and influential in health and patient outcomes than previously recognized. Competitive applicants will be new investigators focused on feline genomic research with application to domestic cats as a whole, particularly in areas of basic science necessary to move the field forward broadly as it applies to feline health.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to genomic-based research that will drive advances in:

    Personalized medicine and the use of genomic data in clinical decision-making
    Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics
    Genomic data interpretation
    The maximum award amount of the Feline Genomics New Investigator Award will be $25,000 (similar budget conditions apply).

    Eligibility: Candidates for the award must be in a DVM/PhD program pathway at a college or school of veterinary medicine which currently applies for grants from Winn along with having an interest and working in feline health research. The candidate must be the primary principal investigator on the project and should select the application box for the New Feline Investigator Award on the 2021 WinnGrant cover sheet.

    The guidelines related to types of health studies, format and progress reports/publications would apply to this award in the same manner as other Winn grant awards. Winn will also require the acceptance of a written agreement to release funding for this award.

    For detailed instructions please review the complete Grant Guidelines Document. All studies must abide by our Humane Guidelines . All studies must use our cover sheet for submission. A document and pdf version are provided.

    For additional information on our Winn grant programs - application forms, criteria, and calendar - visit our website.     

    Winn Feline Foundation can provide assistance for grant writing by offering examples of successful grant proposals and/or advising on mentorship.

    About Winn Feline Foundation 

    Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1968 that supports studies to improve cat health. Since 1968, Winn Feline Foundation has funded more than $7 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions world-wide. For further information, go to

    Winn Feline Foundation

    Vicki L. Thayer DVM, DABVP (Feline)

    Interim Executive Director

    888-963-6946, extension 706

    Winn Feline Foundation

    Steve Dale, CABC

    Media Contact and Winn Board Member



    CGS/RC Research Grant 


    Grant proposals that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be reviewed. 

    The grant proposal must be prepared as a word document (12 pt. Times New Roman, letter-sized pages, double-spaced with 1-inch margins all around). Please limit your proposal to 5 pages (title page, literature citations, biographical sketches, and approved consent forms are not included in the page limit). 

    Proposals should be structured as follows: 

    A. Proposal Signature Cover Page 

    1. Title. The title should reflect the objectives and scope of the proposal. Accurately describe the proposed research in 80 spaces or less. 

    2. Principal Investigator‘s name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. 

    3. Co-Investigator’(s) name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. 

    4. Total grant amount requested. The maximum dollar amount for this grant is $12,000.00. No indirect costs will be paid by CGS. No more than 10% (or $1200) can be allocated toward travel to a meeting for presentation of the study results. Salary support cannot be provided. 

    5. Duration. Grants are generally 1-year but no-cost extensions of up to 6 months will be considered. 

    B. Project Proposal Narrative 

    1. Introduction and Justification This section should include the subject, purpose, scope, and justification of the research proposal. The justification should present the importance of the problem to CGS. Identification of needs that the project will fulfill, research timeliness, and ways in which the public welfare or scientific knowledge will be advanced are useful inclusions. 

    2. Previous Work and Present Outlook A review of the literature pertinent to the field of inquiry should be presented. Consider the project within the context of the most important and recent publications. Summarize the status of current research and describe the additional knowledge the project is expected to provide. Literature citations must be listed at the end of the project proposal. 

    3. Hypothesis and Objectives Clear, complete, and logically arranged (outline form) statements of the specific results to be achieved by the proposal. 

    4. Procedures and Methods A statement of the essential working plans and methods to be used in attaining each of the stated objectives. The procedures must correspond to the objectives and follow the same order. Phases of the work to be undertaken should be indicated, as well as the location of the work and the facilities and equipment needed and available. Wherever appropriate, the procedure should provide data suitable for statistical analysis. The statement of procedure should illustrate that the research has been carefully planned and should provide for changes when they are necessary to improve the work. 

    5. Expected Outcome and Clinical Implications 

    6. Assurance of Informed Consent and the Use and Care of Animal

    1. Prior to submission, the proposal must be submitted to a local governing body whose function is the regulation of animals in research [e.g., Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)]. When an IACUC is unavailable, the principal investigator must either establish an appropriate institutional collaboration or seek review from a willing institution that has an established IACUC. Non-academic principal investigators are strongly encouraged to contact appropriate CGS members in academia early in order to establish such collaborations. Only the principal investigator and the mentor must be a CGS member; collaborators do not need to be CGS members. 
    2. All animal care and use procedures, and informed consent procedures, shall meet or exceed the guidelines set forth in the U.S. government’s Animal Welfare Act (Title 9 CFR Subchapter A – Animal Welfare) and the National Research Council’s Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (1996), and/or further required regional regulations.
      1.  Dogs: BVAAWF/FRAME/RSPCA/UFAW report on Refining Dog Husbandry and Care (Laboratory Animals 2004 Vol. 38; Suppl. 1), which can be found at: 
      2. Cats: the guidelines for cats adopted by the European Community (European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes (ETS No. 123 Appendix A)), which can be found at: . 

    CGS board members will assess the proposal’s conformity with the additional ethical requirements set forth by Royal Canin as follows: 

    Research must not result in pain, suffering, or euthanasia of any animals involved. The husbandry and care of animals should meet the minimum guidance as described in the following reports for dogs and cats, respectively: 

    The following types of studies will not be supported: 

    • studies where the outcome is not likely to have some benefit to animal welfare 
    • studies where the study techniques are generally recognized to cause pain or require a general anesthetic to prevent pain 
    • studies that are detrimental to the long-term health of animals involved, or result in the euthanasia of the trial animals, either as a result of the work or as a result of legislation governing the research trials 
    • studies that use in vivo techniques where meaningful data can be obtained using in vitro techniques. 3. Proposals must be submitted with details of the procedures and forms to be used to assure “informed client consent” regarding participation of client-owned animals. 
    4. Prior to funding, the CGS must receive notice that the proposed animal care and use protocol has been approved by the participating IACUC. In addition, the principal investigator will furnish any revisions to informed client consent procedures and any additional forms that have been deemed necessary for approval by CGS board members. 

    7. Budget (included in 5-page limit) 

    • No indirect costs will be paid by the CGS. 

    • No more than 10% (or $1200) can be allocated toward travel to a meeting for presentation of the study results. 

    • Salary support cannot be provided. 

    ****Below not included in the 5-page limit*** 

    8. Cooperation A statement as to cooperation with other practices, institutions, or agencies cooperating formally or informally on the proposal where appropriate. 

    9. Literature Cited List the references cited according to the Guidelines to Authors presented in the American Journal of Veterinary Research. 

    10. Biographical Sketch(es) Each investigator must also attach a biographical sketch. 

    ***Please email your completed grant proposal to Sara Wennogle ( the at-large member of the CGS board, no later than November 1, 2020**** 



    AKC Canine Health Foundation

    2020 Epilepsy Request for Proposals


    The mission of the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease. CHF supports a One Health model as a critical tool to achieving this vision, with a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the health needs of all dogs and their people.

    Epilepsy is among the most common neurological disorders in dogs. This request is for research proposals that provide dog owners and the veterinary community with improved methods for understanding, preventing and treating epilepsy in dogs.  Proposals may include approaches to better diagnosis, characterization, pathophysiology, the molecular and genetic bases of canine epilepsy, as well as novel therapeutics.

    Proposals may address any of the following topics but are not limited to:

    • Discovery approach to define the pathophysiology of canine epilepsy with focus on epilepsy prevention and/or identification of novel therapeutic targets
    • Genetics and epigenetics of epilepsy in dogs; use of multi-omics technology
    • Novel diagnostics and therapeutics (anti-epileptic drugs and nondrug therapies) for refractory epilepsy in dogs
    • Overcoming the blood brain barrier to deliver potentially novel anti‐seizure agents such as RNA therapies, genes, antibodies, or cell therapies to treat epilepsy
    • Identification and validation of biomarkers that define a beneficial response to treatment
    • Discovery of methods to image brain chemistry and function during seizures in order to better classify and understand phenotypes
    • Development of systems that anticipate epileptic seizures +/- deliver a therapy to halt them

    The deadline for applications is Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Both Acorn (up to $15,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs) and Oak ($15,000 to $108,000 maximum including 8% indirect cost) grant proposals will be accepted for review. Please contact as soon as possible if you need to discuss a proposed budget outside this upper limit.

    All work completed under this funding must strictly adhere to the Foundation's Humane Use of Animals Policy. Only eligible proposals will be considered.  Funding eligibility details can be found here.

    Questions regarding this RFP should be directed to Andrea Fiumefreddo, CHF Director of Programs & Operations.