Clinical Research Projects

These grants are available for the undertaking of small-scale clinical research projects (CRPs) in companion animals, with the ultimate objective of advancing understanding of the causes and/or management of a clinical disorder. 

Applications from practitioners, academics, as well as joint applications between practice and academia are all welcome. We have removed the requirement for at least one applicant to be a qualified veterinary professional, but expect applicants to have a level of veterinary experience appropriate for the project. 

Funding of up to £20,000 is available to cover a 1-3 year project. These funds can be used to pay for research expenses and consumables, and up to 30% can be used for research-specific staffing costs. Projects must be carried out within the UK. The use of experimental animals is not permitted in any work funded by BSAVA PetSavers. This includes work on tissues derived from experimental animals.

Applicants from veterinary practice who do not have access to ethical review through a university are advised to apply 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.

Applications have now closed. 

You will be notified if your application has been shortlisted in July 2022, with a final funding decision made in October 2022. 

The next CRP grant call opens on 1st October 2022. 

*Our grant terms and conditions have recently been revised. Please make sure to access the latest version under Useful resources below.

How to apply

Read our helpful guidance on applying for a BSAVA PetSavers' grant

To complete your application please complete the application form below and email together with signed terms and conditions, a letter of support from your head of department or practice principal, and ethical committee approval. 

Address: BSAVA PetSavers, Woodrow House, 1 Telford Way, Waterwells Business Park, Quedgeley, Gloucestershire GL2 2AB


Useful resources

CRP application form
CRP terms and conditions
CRP report form- this is for successful applicants to use once research has commenced

**Joint-funded clinical research projects**

We also support specialist areas of veterinary science by partnering with BSAVA affiliates and other organisations that share our principles to jointly fund CRPs. 

Find out more and apply here


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