ACVIM Cardiology Pacemaker Fund Research Grants
In 2010, the Membership of the ACVIM Specialty of Cardiology established an annual Cardiology Research Grant. This award is intended to provide support to the ACVIM cardiology residents in their research endeavors, provided that the expenditure
is consistent with the responsible stewardship of the Pacemaker Fund, which funds these grant opportunities. Maximum amounts for resident grants are $18,000 for 2021, with a $500 increase annually.
Diplomate grants are funded up to $15,000.
The purpose of these grants is to provide cardiology residents an opportunity to develop grant writing skills and to support meaningful clinical research as a part of their cardiology residency training programs. The proposal should be written by the resident with careful guidance from a mentor. For the purposes of these grants, “completion”
is defined as full collection of data, data analysis and final preparation of a complete manuscript. Annual progress reporting is required.
Presentation of final data obtained from the project as an ACVIM Forum research abstract is strongly encouraged. Publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, such as the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine or the Journal of Veterinary Cardiology,