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    EveryCat Health Foundation 2021 Miller Trust Grants - Call for Proposals

    Wyckoff, New Jersey, May 4th, 2021: In 2002, the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust designated EveryCat Health Foundation as one of its advisor organizations. EveryCat has subsequently been provided an unprecedented opportunity to make annual recommendations for grant awards to the San Francisco Foundation, trustees of the Miller Trust. The total grant funding varies each year. 

    Last year EveryCat Health Foundation recommended six grants for funding to the Miller Trust, totaling $137,720, for studies in cats on treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, measuring the influence of specific myeloid cells in feline cancers, combination drug therapy treatment for HCM, improving cell culture systems for use in development of an FIP vaccine, and establishing reference and treatment guidelines for feline hypothyroidism.

    Please Take Note:

    Based on the requirements of the George and Phyllis Miller Trust,

    proposals will be accepted only from principal investigators at the following institutions. Partnerships with listed institutions are permitted.

     

    • University of California, Davis
    • Colorado State University
    • Cornell University
    • University of Illinois
    • Iowa State University
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of Missouri
    • The Ohio State University
    • University of Tennessee
    • Texas A&M University
    • Virginia/Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine 

     

    The deadline for receipt of applications is August 30th, 2021 and awards will be announced in December 2021.

     

    • The maximum grant amount is $35,000.
    • Projects should have discrete and achievable goals within the $35,000 limit.
    • Continuation of Miller Trust and Winn grants awarded in 2010 and 2020 will be considered. 
    • Only proposals that can be completed within 1-2 years will be considered.
    • Studies applicable to all cats are encouraged. EveryCat Health Foundation is also interested in projects that address issues in individual cat breeds, nutrition and behavior.
    • Applicants may be faculty veterinarians, post-doctoral fellows, practicing veterinarians or veterinary students.

     

    For detailed instructions please review this Guidelines Document

    For additional information on EveryCat Health Foundation's Grant Programs and our research funding visit our website. Proposals must include a grant proposal cover sheet.

    About EveryCat Health Foundation

    EveryCat Health Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 1968 (as Winn Feline Foundation) supports studies to improve cat health. Its work worldwide has funded over $7.6 million in cat health research at more than 30 partner institutions.  Efforts are made possible through the generosity of dedicated donors and collaborations. Research supported by EveryCat Health Foundation helps veterinarians by providing educational resources that improve treatment of common feline health problems and prevent many diseases. Grants are awarded at least twice yearly with the help of the foundation’s expert review panel.

    For further information, go to www.everycat.org.

    Media Contacts

    Jackie Ott Jaakola

    Executive Director

    888-963-6946, extension 704

    jjaakola@everycat.org

    Steve Dale, CABC

    Media Contact and Board Member

    773-795-8696

    petworld@stevedale.tv

    EveryCat Health Foundation - 637 Wyckoff Ave., Suite 336, Wyckoff, NJ 07481

    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 lenore.bacek@bluepearlvet.com

    ACVECC Research Grants Available for 2021

    ANNOUNCEMENT – PRE-PROPOSALS SOLICITED

    The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) is pleased to announce its 2021 Research Grant Availability. Research studies that investigate emergency and critical care issues can be funded for up to a total of $10,000 US.

    Researchers are eligible for the grant as long they have submitted any previous ACVECC grant supported research for publication or over 5 years has passed since a previous grant was received.

    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 a number of investigators for full proposal submission. Pre-proposals should be submitted electronically to Dr. Lenore Bacek, Chair, Scientific Programs Committee, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at lenore.bacek@bluepearlvet.com .  You will receive a follow-up email within (48) hours from Dr. Bacek as receipt of your submission. If you do not receive email notification of receipt, please re-submit your proposal, or contact Dr. Bacek directly.

    Pre-Proposals due: February 5, 2021*

    Invitations for full proposals extended: March 12, 2021

    Full Proposals due: April 16, 2021*

    Notification of funding: On or about May 28, 2021 (Award will be presented at IVECCS, September 2021)

    *Electronically submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific standard time.

    Pre-proposal guidelines (Note: Failure to follow the guidelines will be cause for rejection):

    Each HEADING should be separated by a page break. Margins should be set at 1 inch. All text should be 12-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced.

    • DOCUMENT NAME:  Primary investigator last name_ACVECC_pre_proposal_2021.
    • INVESTIGATORS: The first page must include the name and contact information for principal investigator, and the names of co-investigators.
    • TITLE: The name of the project
    • BACKGROUND: Include the importance to veterinary emergency and critical care (limit: 500 words).
    • HYPOTHESIS AND OBJECTIVES (limit: 100 words)
    • EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: This should include availability of sufficient caseload and proof that investigator(s) is appropriately equipped and has expertise in area of proposed study (limit 500 words).
    • BUDGET: This should be divided into key components and include justification for each expense, as seen in example below (note that full-time faculty salaries, overhead, and equipment are not acceptable and cannot be included). See “Example Budget” on page 2.
    • PROPOSED TIME LINE
    • REFERENCES

    The Awardee will be required to provide a 6-month report by March 12, 2022 and is expected to present at least preliminary data at IVECCS 2022. Interim reports will be required every (6) months until final report is presented.  ACVECC should be acknowledged in any publication.

    Note: The ACVECC Research Grant Program is designed to give preference to clinically oriented projects that either utilize clinical cases or experimental research and subjects that address a clinically-oriented ECC problem.  The committee is particularly interested in “do-able” projects and multi-institution collaboration. Any terminal projects must include written justification and IACUC or animal use committee pre-approval.

    Any questions can be addressed directly to:

    Lenore Bacek, DVM, MS, DACVECC

    Vice-President and Scientific Committee Chair, ACVECC                         

    Phone: (813) 285-1912           lenore.bacek@bluepearlvet.com

     

    ITEM

    COST

    COST DETAIL

    JUSTIFICATION

    Supplies/reagents

     

     

     

    Blood collection tubes

    $1000

    50 dogs x10 time points and 2 samples per time point (50x10x2)

    Required to separate blood samples in a closed system

    Plastic ware and reagents

    $1500

    1500 tubes and tips for processing 1000 samples @ $750 for tubes and $750 for tips

    Tubes and tips needed for extraction of samples and deposit into tubes for freezing

    Services

     

     

     

    Overnight shipping to Canada

    $2000

    10lbs/shipment on dry ice @ $200/shipment with 1 shipment/month x 10 months

    Samples must be shipped on dry ice overnight in order to preserve cells

    TOTAL

    $4500

     

     

    ACVECC RECOVER CPR Research Grant 2021

    ANNOUNCEMENT – PRE-PROPOSALS SOLICITED

    The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) is pleased to announce its ACVECC RECOVER CPR Research Grant. Research studies that address knowledge gaps in veterinary CPR are eligible for funding.

    The RECOVER initiative’s mission is to improve outcomes for animals that suffer from cardiopulmonary arrest. To achieve this goal, RECOVER generates evidence-based guidelines to inform best practices in veterinary CPR, provides educational content to actively disseminate these guidelines to veterinary practitioners and the lay public, and fosters a scientific environment to stimulate the generation of new knowledge pertaining to veterinary CPR.  Such new knowledge is then expected to improve the quality of the CPR treatment recommendations.

    RECOVER provided its first evidence- and consensus-based CPR guidelines in 2012. During the evidence evaluation process, numerous significant knowledge gaps were identified, and it became obvious that more research in veterinary CPR is required to move the field forward.

    The goal of the ACVECC RECOVER CPR Research Grant is to address these knowledge gaps. It will be administered by the ACVECC Scientific Program Committee in conjunction with the RECOVER Research Committee and offers project support of up to a total of $10,000 US.

    Researchers are eligible for the grant as long they have submitted any previous ACVECC grant supported research for publication or over 5 years has passed since a previous grant was received.

    There will be a two-stage process for proposals.  The committee invites submission of pre-proposals, following the guidelines below.  All pre-proposals will be evaluated by the committee and invitations extended to a number of investigators for submission of a full proposal. Pre-proposals should be submitted electronically to Dr. Lenore Bacek, Chair, Scientific Programs Committee, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at lenore.bacek@bluepearlvet.com .  You will receive a follow-up email within (48) hours from Dr. Bacek as receipt of your submission. If you do not receive email notification of receipt, please re-submit your proposal, or contact Dr. Bacek directly.

    Pre-Proposals due: February 5, 2021*

    Invitations for full proposals extended: March 12, 2021

    Full Proposals due: April 16, 2021*

    Notification of funding: On or about May 28, 2021 (Award will be presented at IVECCS, September 2021)

    *Electronically submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific standard time.

    Pre-proposal guidelines (Note: Failure to follow the guidelines will be cause for rejection):

    Each HEADING should be separated by a page break. Margins should be set at 1 inch. All text should be 12-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced.

    • DOCUMENT NAME:  Primary investigator last name_RECOVER_pre_proposal_2021.
    • INVESTIGATORS: The first page must include the name and contact information for principal investigator, and the names of co-investigators.
    • TITLE: The name of the project
    • BACKGROUND: Include the importance to veterinary CPR and the knowledge gap to be addressed (limit: 500 words).
    • HYPOTHESIS AND OBJECTIVES (limit: 100 words)
    • EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: This should include availability of sufficient caseload and proof that investigator(s) is appropriately equipped and has expertise in area of proposed study (limit 500 words).
    • BUDGET: This should be divided into key components and include justification for each expense, as seen in example below (note that full-time faculty salaries, overhead, and equipment are not acceptable and cannot be included). See “Example Budget” on page 2.
    • PROPOSED TIME LINE
    • REFERENCES

    The Awardee will be required to provide every 6-month reports until presentation of the final report and is expected to present at least preliminary data at IVECCS 2023 (this is a 2 year timeline). Interim reports will be required every (6) months until final report is presented September 2022.  ACVECC and RECOVER should be acknowledged in any publication(s).

    Note: The ACVECC RECOVER CPR Grant Program is focused on clinically oriented projects that either utilize clinical cases or experimental research and whose objectives relate to the clinical practice of veterinary CPR. The committee is particularly interested in “do-able” projects and those with multi-institution collaboration. Electronic database support for multicenter studies can be provided by the RECOVER scientific committee. Any terminal projects must include written justification and IACUC or animal use committee pre-approval.

     

    Any questions can be addressed directly to:

    Lenore Bacek, DVM, MS, DACVECC

    Vice-President and Scientific Program Committee Chair, ACVECC                                  

    Phone: (813)-285-1912           lenore.bacek@bluepearlvet.com

    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

    NESTLÉ PURINA'S VETERINARY RESIDENTS' RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

    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.]