AVMF Supports Animal Health Research

AVMF Grants

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). For over 50 years, the AVMF has been dedicated to its mission of developing resources to advance the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.

Understanding that animal health research is crucial to the future of veterinary medicine, the Foundation currently supports research through:

  • Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation / AVMF Research Grants
  • AVMA / AVMF 2nd Opportunity Research Scholarships
  • Early Investigator Awards
  • Winn Feline Foundation / AVMF Research Award

AVMF has awarded more than $10 million in grants to support research, education, advocacy, and service programs since its founding in 1963.

For more information visit www.AVMF.org.

Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation Grant

Background

AVMF Grants

The Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF) and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) are non-profit organizations that have partnered to fund research grants with a focus on veterinary pharmacology. This funding will support research into new or currently approved medications for combating diseases and conditions of companion and food animals as well as projects that ensure the safety of food products from treated livestock. These areas have historically been underfunded by traditional granting agencies.

Eligibility

Any clinician or scientist with an interest in veterinary pharmacology is eligible to serve as Principal Investigator. Collaboration with pharmacology researchers who are members or student members of the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics as well as members or student members of the American Veterinary Medical Association is strongly encouraged.

Grant Summary

Two types of grant applications will be considered each year: Veterinary Pharmacology proposals for up to $30,000 and Veterinary Pharmacokinetic proposals for up to $15,000.

Veterinary Pharmacology Grant: Submitted proposals should address one or more of the following aspects of veterinary medicine:

  • Studies focused on evaluating the safety and effectiveness of novel or existing drug therapies for veterinary species
  • Developing and validating models of animal diseases or conditions to evaluate drug effectiveness
  • Ensuring that a safe food supply is not compromised by drug treatment
  • Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) studies to understand the relationship between drug exposure and drug effect or safety
  • Studies to evaluate mitigation of antimicrobial resistance in veterinary species

Veterinary Pharmacokinetic Grant:

  • Studies focused on descriptive pharmacokinetic (PK) studies in veterinary species that will help define dosing regimens or enable future drug effectiveness evaluations or clinical trials

Applicants may request up to the total amount for a period not to exceed two years. All grant recipients will be required to submit a final summary report within three months after the last funded date of the project.

About the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation

The Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation was founded in 2007 by the governing bodies of the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AAVPT) and the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP).

By combining resources, these organizations were able to focus on funding for:

  • Growth and innovation in the development of new veterinary therapeutics
  • Evaluation of drugs for treatment of animal diseases
  • Increasing the number of trained researchers in veterinary pharmacology

VPRF has provided over $153,000 in research funding and has awarded eleven grants with published reports.

For more information visit www.AAVPT.org.

Important Dates

Call for Proposals: July 15, 2019
Deadline Date: September 15, 2019
Decision Date: November 25, 2019
Please note: Call for proposals are dependent upon funding availability and study type.

Process

1. Register

Click on the "Register" button located on the right side of the page to complete and submit the registration form.

2. Log in

Login to the application with your email and password.

3. Create

Create your online application, filling in mandatory fields and uploading required documents.

4. Save

Before the submission deadline, your application can be saved as a DRAFT until all the required information is completed. As each section is completed, you will see a appear in the category tab when the application is saved. Please ensure that all attachments are in Acrobat PDF format. At any time, you can download and print your application by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section.

5. Submit

On completion, submit your Application as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your application for your records by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section in the right column. Note: If you need to make changes to either a DRAFT or FINAL application, you may update and resave as FINAL at any time prior to the submission deadline.

6. Acknowledgement of Receipt

Upon submission of the final proposal, the Principal Investigator will receive a confirmation email from AVMF.

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Contact Us

American Veterinary Medical Foundation
1931 N. Meacham Rd. Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Contact: Patti Gillespie, Senior Manager, Programs and Operations
Phone: 1-847-285-6709
Email:   pgillespie@avma.org