VAF Clinical Research Grant

In 2019, the VAF launched the Founders Clinical Research Grant program in honor of the ACVO Charter Diplomates. The goal of this initiative is to promote clinical research by ACVO board-certified diplomates in private practice or academia.

Funding will be available every other year for a single project of one- to two- years in duration. Proposals will be evaluated on significance of clinical problem, study design and scientific merit, innovation, feasibility of proposed research, and the potential impact on animal eye diseases.

The next funding deadline will be in 2021.

The award will be a maximum of $10,000 (indirect costs are not allowed).

Applicants should utilize the Clinical Research Grant Instructions and Clinical Research Grant Template

Also see our Animals in Research Policy and  Sample Grant Terms and Conditions

Applications will be reviewed and scored by the VAF’s Founders Clinical Research Grants Committee.

Please direct any application questions to the Founders Clinical Research Grants Committee Chair, Dr. Ken Abrams, at