American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
    Grants

    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.]

     

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    The Vernon and Shirley Hill Foundation, the International Canine Health Award Scheme provides significant prize money to reward those who promote and create significant and world class work to improve the health and welfare of dogs through science and innovation.

    There are two global awards as follows:

    ·       International Prize in Canine Health with a prize fund of £40,000   (approx. US$ 53,800) for future projects - for outstanding contributions in the field of canine health and welfare. The Award will be presented to one or more individuals currently involved in canine research 

    ·       International Lifetime Achievement Award with a Prize Fund of £10,000 (approx. US$ 13,450) to the individual - a veterinarian or scientist working in a relevant discipline who has dedicated most or much of their career to advancing the health of dogs. The Award will be presented someone who has made a significant impact on the world stage of canine health and welfare.

    If you are a researcher or veterinary scientist whose work has a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of dogs, or if you would like to nominate someone else who is, please submit your application/nomination by 31th January 2021

    For more information, visit www.thekennelclub.org.uk/ICHA or send an email to icha@thekennelclub.org.uk

    Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question

    With my best wishes for a happy holiday season

    Frederic Gaschen


    Frederic Gaschen, Dr.med.vet., Dr.habil., DACVIM (SAIM), DECVIM-CA
    Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine 
    Louisiana State University 
    School of Veterinary Medicine 

    Baton Rouge, LA  70803 
    office 225-578-9600 | fax 225-578-9559 
    fgaschen@lsu.edu | lsu.edu | www.lsu.edu/vetmed/   

     

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    Morris Animal Foundation Announces Call for Proposals: Canine Applications Are Now Open

    Morris Animal Foundation is now accepting proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to canine health.

    The mission of Morris Animal Foundation is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Proposals on any topic expected to advance health in a way that is impactful for broad populations are encouraged. There is an international focus.

    Canine proposals are reviewed by their own Scientific Advisory Board and have a dedicated funding source.

    Canine Proposals

    Proposals on any topic expected to have significant impact on the health of dogs will be considered.

    Pet, shelter, and free-ranging populations are all of relevance.

    Proposals for canine studies are due Wednesday, March 10, 2021, by 4:59 p.m. ET.

    Important Updates to Morris Animal Foundation’s Grant Application Process

    • As of November 2019, Morris Animal Foundation has begun using a new grant application and management software called Fluxx. All past, current and new grant applicants will need to create a new account to access past grant information and submit new applications. Visit Fluxx to create your account and submit an application.
      • Both the Principal Investigator and the individual submitting the application (if different from the Principal Investigator) must create an account before applying for funding.
      • Your account must be reviewed and validated by Morris Animal Foundation, which may take up to two business days, so please plan ahead.
      • For details on how to create an account and submit an application, view our Fluxx applicant user guide.
    • Morris Animal Foundation’s grant guidelines have recently changed. Proposals not adhering to guidelines will be rejected.

    To learn more about each of these grant types and the application process for each, please visit the Apply For a Grant page of the Foundation’s website.

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    AVMA Excellence In Veterinary Research Award Nominations
    The AVMA has 4 prestigious awards for excellence in veterinary research for which nominations of meritorious and productive individuals are solicited. Please see brief descriptions below and links for more information about the nomination process. Nominees submitted last year may be re-nominated for 1 additional year by contacting avma-awards@avma.org.
    Please note that completed nomination packages need to be received by a deadline of February 17, 2021.
     
    AVMA LIFETIME EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AWARD
    Established in November 2005, this award was proposed by the Council on Research to recognize a veterinary researcher on the basis of lifetime achievement in basic, applied, or clinical research.
    Nominees will be considered on the total impact their career has had on the veterinary or biomedical professions.
    This award is open to any veterinarian, either retired from or currently working in an academic, government, private, or public institution, or in clinical practice. The honoree will receive $5,000 and a crystal award, which will be presented at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium.
     
     
    AVMA CAREER ACHIEVEMENT IN CANINE RESEARCH AWARD
     
    This award honors an AVMA member's long-term contribution to the field of canine research. The honoree will receive $2,500 and a crystal award, which will be presented at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium. All nominees must be active AVMA member.
     
     
    AVMF/WINN FELINE FOUNDATION RESEARCH AWARD
     
    Established in 2009 by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and the Winn Feline Foundation, this award honors a candidate's contribution to advancing feline health through their research.
    The recipient will receive $2,500 and a crystal award, which will be presented at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium.
     
     
    AVMA CLINICAL RESEARCH AWARD
     
    Established in 1955 by the Council on Research, the AVMA Clinical Research Award is given annually to a veterinarian in recognition of his or her achievements in patient-oriented research, including the study of mechanisms of disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, development of new technologies, and epidemiological studies.
     
    This award will be presented to an active AVMA member who has made significant contributions to the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of diseases in animals. The honoree will receive $2,500 and a crystal award, which will be presented at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium.