Student Research Projects

BSAVA PetSavers awards student research project (SRP) grants to support undergraduate student vets and vet nurses which include:

  • A stipend of £200 per week for 6-10 weeks
  • Up to £1200 for consumables
  • A student ticket to a subsequent BSAVA Congress to present an abstract of the project
  • A travel bursary of up to £100 to attend BSAVA Congress

Applications should be made by prospective supervisors from UK universities with veterinary students to support a student project on companion animal clinical research. Applications will be funded providing that the research projects comply with BSAVA PetSavers' criteria and terms and conditions. Please note that we do not fund studies conducted outside 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.

Applications are open all year, with three cutoff dates of 31st January, 30th April and 31st August

For all cutoff points, we aim to have made a decision whether to fund within 6 weeks. This should allow for maximum flexibility to fit in with different institutional timetables. 

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

How to apply

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

Please complete the application form below and email with the signed terms and conditions and ethical approval. 

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

Useful resources

SRP application form 

SRP terms and conditions

SRP report formthis is for successful applicants to use once research has commenced

If you have any questions, please contact us on the email address above.

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Joint-funded student grants with the British Hen Welfare Trust

We have recently partnered with the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) to jointly fund one grant per year of up to £2500 for a vet or vet nurse undergraduate research project in chicken veterinary health. The aim of this grant is to increase the quality of welfare and longevity of pet hens.

This grant has the same format as our existing SRPs and is now closed for submissions. A funding decision will be made in March 2022.

How we decide what to fund

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

Find out more

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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