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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:

  • Pain Management Research Grants
  • Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation / AVMF Research Grants
  • AVMA / AVMF 2nd Opportunity Research Scholarships
  • Young 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.

Research Grants with a Focus on Canine Pain Management

AVMF Grants

Background

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation is currently providing funding to support research of pain management due to osteoarthritis or other diseases prevalent in older dogs.

Special Thank You

These grants are made possible through a bequest from the estate of Susan I. Maylahn.

Eligibility

Any clinician or scientist with an interest in the prevention or treatment of pain due to osteoarthritis or other diseases in older dogs is eligible to serve as Principal Investigator. Collaboration with additional researchers who are members or student members of the American Veterinary Medical Association is strongly encouraged.

Grant Summary

One grant, with a maximum of $25,000 (inclusive of indirect costs, if any), will be awarded in 2018.

Applicants may request up to the total amount. All grant recipients will be required to submit a final summary report within three months after the last funded date of the project.

Important Dates

Call for Proposals: September 15, 2017
Deadline Date: November 15, 2017
Decision Date: January 15, 2018
Please note: Call for proposals are dependent upon funding availability and study type.

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 Grants: 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 Grants: Submitted proposals should address the following aspects of veterinary pharmacokinetics:

  • 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

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, 2017
Deadline Date: September 15, 2017
Decision Date: November 15, 2017
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.