2018 ACVECC Research Grants

2018 ACVECC Research Grants

ACVECC Research Grants Available for 2018

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) is pleased to announce its 2018 Research Grant Availability. Research studies that aim to investigate emergency and critical care issues can be funded for up to a total of $10,000 US.

There will be a two-stage process for proposals. The committee invites submission of pre-proposals following the guidelines below. All pre-proposals will be evaluated by the committee and invitations extended to a number of investigators for submission of a full proposal. Pre-proposals should be submitted electronically to Dr. Beth Davidow, Chair, Scientific Programs Committee, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at davidow27@gmail.com . You will receive a follow-up email within forty-eight hours from Dr. Davidow as receipt of your submission. If you do not receive email notification of receipt, please re-submit your proposal or contact Dr. Davidow directly.

February 9, 2018* – Pre-Proposals due
March 9, 2018 – Invitations for full proposals extended
April 20, 2018* – Full Proposals due
June 1, 2018 (on or about) – Notification of funding (Award will be presented at IVECCS, September 2018)
*Electronically submitted by 11:59 pm Pacific standard time.

Pre-Proposal Guidelines (Failure to follow the guidelines will be cause for rejection):
Each HEADING should be separated by a page break. Margins should be set at one inch. All text should be 12-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced.

  • INVESTIGATORS: The first page must include the name and contact information for principal investigator, and the names of co-investigators.
  • BACKGROUND: Include the importance to veterinary emergency and critical care (limit: 500 words).
  • HYPOTHESIS AND OBJECTIVES (limit: 100 words)
  • EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: This should include availability of sufficient caseload and proof that investigator(s) is appropriately equipped and has expertise in area of proposed study (limit 500 words).
  • BUDGET: This should be divided into key components and include justification for each expense, as seen in example below (note that full-time faculty salaries, overhead, and equipment are not acceptable and cannot be included). See “Example Budget” below.

The Awardee will be required to provide a six-month report by February 8, 2019, and is expected to present at least preliminary data at IVECCS 2019 (travel funding available). Interim reports will be required every six months until final report is presented September 2019. ACVECC should be acknowledged in any publication.

Note: The ACVECC Research Grant Program is designed to give preference to funding clinically oriented projects that either utilize clinical cases or experimental research and subjects that address a clinically-oriented emergency and/or critical care problem. The committee is particularly interested in “do-able” projects.

Any questions can be addressed directly to:
Beth Davidow, DVM, DACVECC
Vice-President and Scientific Committee Chair, ACVECC
Phone: (206)228-2134



Blood collection tubes $1000 50 dogs x10 time points and 2 samples per time point (50x10x2) Required to separate blood samples in a closed system
Plastic ware and reagents $1500 1500 tubes and tips for processing 1000 samples @ $750 for tubes and $750 for tips Tubes and tips needed for extraction of samples and deposit into tubes for freezing
Overnight shipping to Canada $2000 10lbs/shipment on dry ice @ $200/shipment with 1 shipment/month x 10 months Samples must be shipped on dry ice overnight in order to preserve cells
TOTAL $4500