BSAVA PetSavers announce new Research Fellowship

1 December 2021

BSAVA PetSavers have today launched a new Research Fellowship which will provide a grant of up to &£35,000 for work in companion animal research to be spent over a maximum of two years.

The Research Fellowship is designed to support veterinary Early Career Researchers through the period immediately after gaining a postgraduate research qualification. Applications are open to qualified veterinary professionals (veterinary surgeons or registered veterinary nurses) who have completed a postgraduate qualification such as a PhD or Masters, and who are within the first four years after starting an academic post (Lecturer, Fellowship or above) and have received no more than &£50,000 of funding in competitive external grants to date.

The Fellowship encourages a supportive environment by requiring that the host institution employing the grantee guarantees that a minimum of 50% of the grantee’s contracted time will be dedicated to research for the duration of the grant. The application should name a senior scientist with significant experience in research supervision and/or post-doctoral career mentorship to act as a mentor, providing active support to the grantee.

David Killick, Chair of the BSAVA PetSavers Grants Awarding Committee said: “BSAVA PetSavers is delighted to launch the PetSavers Research Fellowship. It is well recognised that the journey from completion of a PhD to becoming established as an independent researcher is one of the most challenging times of a researcher career.

“With this new grant BSAVA PetSavers will support exceptional veterinary professionals in the Early Career Researcher phase develop their research ideas by providing &£35,000 towards research costs over a two-year period. Through this initiative BSAVA PetSavers aims to help these researchers reach their potential and in so doing expand the capacity for companion animal research in the UK.&”.

The grant call will open on 1st December 2021 and close on 28th February 2022, and a decision will be made by the end of May 2022.

To apply for the Research Fellowship, visit the BSAVA PetSavers website here: