BSAVA PetSavers has launched a new research fellowship designed to support veterinary Early Career Researchers after they gain a postgraduate research qualification. 

The fellowship provide a grant of up to £35,000 for work in companion animal research to be spent over a maximum of two years.

Applications are open to veterinary nurses who have completed a postgraduate qualification such as a PhD or Masters, and who are within the first four years after starting an academic post (Lecturer, Fellowship or above) and have received no more than £50,000 of funding in competitive external grants to date.

David Killick, Chair of the BSAVA PetSavers Grants Awarding Committee said: “BSAVA PetSavers is delighted to launch the PetSavers Research Fellowship.

"It is well recognised that the journey from completion of a PhD to becoming established as an independent researcher is one of the most challenging times of a researcher career.

“With this new grant BSAVA PetSavers will support exceptional veterinary professionals in the Early Career Researcher phase develop their research ideas by providing £35,000 towards research costs over a two-year period.

"Through this initiative BSAVA PetSavers aims to help these researchers reach their potential and in so doing expand the capacity for companion animal research in the UK.”.

Applications close on 28th February 2022, and a decision will be made by the end of May 2022.

To apply for the Research Fellowship, visit the BSAVA PetSavers website:

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