Research Fellowship

The BSAVA PetSavers’ Research Fellowship aims to support veterinary academics in the early stages of their research career. The funding targets the period immediately after gaining a postgraduate research qualification and will help individuals establish themselves as independent researchers and/or prepare for a research council fellowship application. It requires active mentorship from a senior scientist and guaranteed research time from the recipient's institution.

The Fellowship offers a grant of up to £70,000 to be spent over a maximum of two years. Funding can be used to support research costs and travel, and up to 30% of the total grant can be used to fund research-specific salary or stipend costs. Applicant suitability can be demonstrated by the following:

  • Possession of a veterinary qualification (veterinary surgeon or registered vet nurse)
  • Completion of a postgraduate research degree (PhD, MRes or MPhil)
  • Being within the early stages of a research career (less than 10 years of starting a research post)
  • Having received less than £250,000 of funding from external sources

**Please note that a research mentor should be identified before applying as they will need to complete the application form in association with the main applicant.**

Applications are now closed for this grant and will reopen on 1st December 2022.

How to apply

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


Please complete the application form below and send to us by email with the signed terms and conditions, letter of support from your head of department or practice principal, and ethical approval: 

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

Useful resources

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


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