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.  The deadline is 28th February 2017.

Apply now

There are two ways to apply for the Clinical Research Project: online via the BSAVA website or by completing an application form and emailing or posting it to us.


To submit your application online, you will need to go to  If you are already either a BSAVA member or a registered user of the website, you can log in to MyBSAVA and go to applications, where you will find the Clinical Research Project application process option.

If you do not have an account with the BSAVA, then you will need to register for free, and then follow the instructions to gain access to the application forms within MyBSAVA.

By post or email

To complete your application and send to us by post or email, please download the application form and send to either or: PetSavers, Woodrow House, 1 Telford Way, Waterwells Business Park, Quedgeley, Gloucestershire GL2 2AB.

If you have any questions, please contact us on the email address above or call 01452 726723.

Useful resources

To assist you in your application process, please find a useful selection of resources below.

Application form
Application checklist
Terms and conditions
Report form- this is for successful applicants to use once research has commenced
Useful guide to applying for a PetSavers grant

How we decide what to fund

Gain a greater understanding of the process and discover how the team at PetSavers review applications.

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Our research

Take a look at previously awarded grants. It may help you decide what to submit.

Previous projects


Quick link to our frequently asked questions, concerning all grant awarding processes and fundraising.


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