Clinical Research Project

These grants are available to qualified veterinary surgeons to enable them to undertake small scale clinical research in small animals kept as pets, with the ultimate objective to advance understanding of the causes and/or management of a clinical disorder.

At least one applicant on each proposal must be a qualified veterinary surgeon. Applications from practitioners, academics as well as joint applications between veterinary surgeons in practice and academia are all welcome.

Funding of between £1,000 and £8,000 is available. These funds can be used to pay for research expenses and consumables but not for the researchers time.

Applicants from practice who do not have access to ethical review through a university are advised to apply for ethical review through the RCVS Ethics Review Panel.

Projects are selected in the hope that study results will have a rapid and positive impact on the way diseases are diagnosed, managed and treated in general practice as well as at a specialist level.


The closing date for CRP applications to be considered at the September meeting of the PetSavers Grant Awarding Committee is the last working day of the preceding February.  CRP grants are now closed.  Please check back in October 2017 when the 2018 cycle will open.

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