Clinical Research Project

These grants are available to qualified veterinary surgeons and registered veterinary nurses

to enable them to undertake small-scale clinical research in companion animals, with the ultimate objective of advancing understanding of the causes and/or management of a clinical disorder. At least one applicant must be a veterinary surgeon.

Applications from practitioners, academics, as well as joint applications between practice and academia are all welcome. Projects must be carried out within the UK.

Funding of up to £10,000 is available to cover a 1-3 year project. 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.

Applications are now CLOSED. They will reopen on October 1st 2021.

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


Useful resources

Application form
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


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