PetSavers call for grant applications

9 April 2019

PetSavers’ mission is to fund vital clinical research into the prevention, treatment and/or cure of illnesses and conditions affecting pets. To achieve this aim, PetSavers award grants to researchers in universities, practices and research organisations, enabling the veterinary profession to advance clinical investigations into the problems associated with pet animal medicine and surgery.

Applications are currently open for:

Cardiovascular Society (CVS) Clinical Research grants are jointly funded by the CVS.  Two grants of up to £8,000 each will be awarded, for projects lasting 1-3 years. Applications close 31st May 2019.  Find out more

Student Research grants are awarded annually to veterinary students and veterinary nurses. Universities can submit one or two applications of up to £1000 to support a student’s companion animal clinical research project.  Applications are open all year, with two closing dates. 31st August and 31st January.  Find out more

Masters Degree by Research grants are available to fund a postgraduate veterinary student or veterinary nurse student to work full time on a specific research project for one year, up to a maximum in aggregate of £35,000. Applications close 31st August 2019.  Find out more

The Citizen Science Project will fund research on subjects that are likely to appeal to a broad audience which show clear impact and have a low barrier to participation. The deadline for preliminary applications is 15th May 2019. Find out more

Clinical Research Project grants of between £1,000 and £8,000 are available to qualified vets to enable them to undertake small-scale clinical research in small animals kept as pets. Applications are currently closed and will open in October.

PetSavers is funded solely by charitable donations and has invested more than £2 million in important clinical research and training programmes over the past 40 years, in areas as diverse as kidney disease, anaemia, diabetes, feline leukaemia, deafness, cancer and heart disease. Only studies involving naturally occurring diseases in small animals are considered and must be undertaken to the highest ethical, scientific and veterinary standards.