VAF Resident Grant Program

Resident Grant Program

Each year the ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation offers research grants, of up to $5,000, to ABVO-approved residents in areas of veterinary ophthalmology. Residents must be sponsored by their ABVO mentor(s).

The ACVO-VAF will support research supplies, materials, limited equipment, publication and limited salary for technical support.

The ACVO-VAF does not support the salary of the resident, salary of the faculty mentor, tuition, major equipment, or institutional indirect costs.

Animal related experiments require approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee with the proposal submission.

Results of funded research must be presented at the Annual ACVO Conference.

Grant Applications for 2022 proposals will be accepted beginning on Monday, October 10th and due by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, December 2nd.

Applicants should utilize the Resident Grant Instructions and Grant Template

Also see our Sample Grant Terms and Conditions document (pdf),  Clinical Trial Research Study Owner Informed Consent Form and Animals in Research Policy

The VAF is pleased to provide examples of two successful proposals, for applicants to review, if needed.

Click here and here to review these sample proposals.

Please note these applications were funded several years ago, so the formatting may not be an exact match with the current template. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited.

Applications are reviewed and scored by the VAF’s Grants Committee and applicants will be notified of funding decisions by January 27, 2023.

2021 Resident Grant Award Winners



Click here to review a list of Past Grant Recipients.