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.