Grants and Fellowships

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ACVIM Award, Fellowship & Grant Opportunities

Awards, Fellowships, Grants and other funding opportunities provided by the ACVIM support education and research opportunities available to ACVIM Diplomates and candidates throughout the year.

For any questions, please email awards@acvim.org

ACVIM Research Grants:  

RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANTS

Call Opens: August 15, 2019
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2019
Winners Notified: November, 2019 
Sponsored in part by The Purina Institute

The ACVIM is offering this research funding opportunity to provide a stimulating research experience for ACVIM residents by working with experienced research-scientist mentors. We encourage enrolled ACVIM residents to consider this opportunity to become engaged in research to improve animal health. To apply for these grants residents must identify an established research mentor. First year residents are encouraged to apply. Second year residents may apply with a strong statement that outlines an achievable timeline for completion of research during the remaining residency period. Third and fourth year residents are not eligible to apply unless in an approved non-traditional residency program with completion date >1 year from application for resident award. Budget requests up to $10,000 will be considered. While residents are identified as the grant recipient, the mentor will assume fiscal responsibility for the project. We are looking for clearly written projects that can be completed in one year with the expected outcome of a publication with the resident as first author and a scientific presentation of research at the ACVIM Forum or discipline-specific scientific meeting. The Education and Research Committee and the ACVIM Board of Regents encourage applications from residents in private practice, and from private practice-University collaborations. Applications from private practice residents will be prioritized for funding.

RESIDENT RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSAL GUIDELINES  Online Grant Application Form

ACVIM Fellowship Opportunities:

ACVIM Fellowships in Advanced Research or Advanced Clinical Training
Call Opens: August 15, 2019
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2019
Winners Notified: December, 2019

The ACVIM Board of Regents recognizes the need to foster the professional development of veterinary clinician-scientists who will advance animal health in the internal medicine disciplines. To this end, the ACVIM Board of Regents will support up to four $25,000 fellowships in clinical, translational or basic science research to support ACVIM Diplomates or ACVIM Candidates that have completed residency-training programs within the last 2 years who wish to pursue an advanced training program for a minimum of 1 year. Fellowship will provide salary support for training opportunities for fellows committed to a career in veterinary research. Complete details on how to apply provided under the "Fellowships" drop down menu below.

Online Fellowship Application Form

Grants

ACVIM Resident Research Grants 
Sponsored by Purina Institute
2019 Fall Call Opens: August 15, 2019
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2019
For complete details, click here.
To apply online, click here.   

2020 Spring Call Opens – January 15, 2020
Submission Deadline - March 15, 2020

2019 Resident/Diplomate Research Grants Funded by the ACVIM Specialty of Cardiology Pacemaker Fund
Next Call: September, 2019

Holliday Neurology Resident Research Grant
Call Opens: December, 2019
Submission Deadline: February 7, 2020 (5:00 PM MT)
For complete details, click here.

*Number of awards, fellowships, grants, and other funding opportunities may vary for each opportunity.

Fellowships

ACVIM Advanced Research Training Fellowships 

2019 Call Opens – August 15, 2019
For complete details, click here.

ACVIM Advanced Clinical Training Fellowships 
2019 Call Opens – August 15, 2019
For complete details, click here.

The ACVIM Board of Regents recognizes the need to foster the professional development of veterinary clinician scientists who will advance animal health in the internal medicine disciplines. To this end, the ACVIM Board of Regents will support up to four $25,000 fellowships in clinical, translational or basic science research to support ACVIM Diplomates or ACVIM Candidates that have completed residency-training programs within the last 2 years who wish to pursue an advanced training program for a minimum of 1 year. Fellowship will provide salary support for training opportunities for fellows committed to a career in veterinary research.

Travel Awards

Food Animal Internal Medicine Resident Travel Award
Call ongoing throughout the year
For more information, or to apply click here.

ACVIM Forum Travel Award
Sponsored by Kindred Biosciences, Inc.
Call Closed - January 7, 2019

Animal Health Travel Awards to the 2019 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Scientific Sessions
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim 
Call Closed - February 25, 2019

Large Animal Internal Medicine Resident Travel Award to ECEIM Congress 
Sponsored by Kindred BioSciences, Inc.

Call Closed – April 22, 2019

ACVIM Resident Travel Award  to ECVIM-CA Congress 
Sponsored by Royal Canin 
Call Closed – April 30, 2019

Large Animal Internal Medicine Travel Award to Forum

Call Closed – April 30, 2019

Knecht Resident Award

Call Opens March 2020

2019 Grant Recipients

2019 BOR Resident Research Grant Winners:
Caroline Burglass, Michigan State University
Aria Guarino, University of Florida
Jaya Mehra, Purdue University
Alexander Saver, University of Wisconsin
Kelsey Walker, University of Missouri

2019 Holliday Resident Research Grant
Dr. Dillon Devathasan and mentor Dr. R. Timothy Bentley at Purdue University:
"Functional evaluation of shunt-clearing magnetic microactuators in an in vitro hemorrhagic obstructive hydrocephalus model"

Winners of Spring 2019 Pacemaker Grants:
Rebecca Bates and mentor Amanda Coleman at the University of Georgia: "In vivo effects of pimobendan on platelet function in healthy adult cats." 

Ashley Sharpe and mentor Catherine Gunther-Harrington at the University of California: "Evaluating the safety and efficacy of clevidipine in dogs with congestive heart failure secondary to myxomatous mitral valve disease."

Jonathan Stack and mentor Ryan Fries at the University Illinois: "Population Pharmacokinetics of Oral Pimobendan in Dogs with Mitral Valve Degenerative Disease."

Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh, DACVIM, at Ross University: "Effect of diet on trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) levels in healthy dogs."

Dr. Amara Estrada, DACVIM at the University of Florida: "Pluripotent stem cell derived cardiomyocytes for metabolic profiling in a genetic canine model of heart failure."

Dr. Jessica Ward, DACVIM at the University of California: "Prognostic value of circulating cortisol in canine congestive heart failure."