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The American College of Veterinary Radiology will award a total of up to $20,000 in Research funding to at least one ACVR or ACVR-RO Diplomate for basic or clinical research in veterinary imaging or radiation oncology for this year’s funding cycle. The grant cannot exceed $20,000 (including up to 8% indirect cost (institutional overhead; F&A)). All ACVR Diplomates are eligible to apply for this grant. The proposals should be submitted with the expectation of completing the project within three years of the award and within the proposed budget.

The application deadline is 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time, June 30, for funding December 1.

Research proposal submissions must be submitted electronically as a single zip file. Applicants should submit their grants to: The Research Grant Upload page.

Applications will be considered final upon receipt; there will be no opportunity for modification of the documents once submitted. Ensure that a written receipt of the grant is supplied by the committee chair beyond the automated response.  A complete proposal in accordance with the application guidelines must be submitted before the application deadline in order to receive consideration.  Incomplete proposals (missing documents, lack of signatures, etc.) will be returned without review. If confirmation of grant submission is not received, it is recommended that you follow-up to ensure receipt.

Proposals for the ACVR Diplomate Research Award grant should be prepared according to the guidelines of the application.  The proposed research will be evaluated on scientific merit, feasibility for completion, clinical applicability, and potential for receiving future external funding.  A copy of the judges’ scoring form is included at the end of this application packet.

To the extent that it is possible, these proposals will be evaluated anonymously.  Accordingly, please limit institutional and other identifying information to the title page.  No institutional or personal information is to be used in the body of the proposal.  One copy of the current biosketch of all investigators must be submitted as separate documents along with the body of the proposal (please use the provided Biographical Sketch template).

The ACVR will support the costs of institutional overhead up to 8% within the maximum funding amount of $20,000.  Please note that the ACVR will not support capital equipment costs exceeding $5000.  Faculty, resident or graduate student salaries will not be supported within the budget. The grant may support salaries of students or specialty personnel such as technician, statistician, or assistance with study design not exceeding 25% of the overall budget. The ACVR will not support the costs of presenting completed research (including travel, lodging, or registration costs).  Travel for the purposes of performing research can be included in the budget. Publication costs can be included in the budget if within the maximum award amount of $20,000.  ACVR funding for a project will not be provided if the applicant has received complete funding for the project from another source, however for projects with budgets that exceed $20,000, co-funding via other sources is acceptable. Proof of co-funding should be included with the application.

Applicants will be notified of the success of their proposal prior to the funding date of December 1. The successful applicant(s) are expected to acknowledge ACVR in any presentations or publications resulting from this grant. Successful applicants are expected to present the results at a future ACVR scientific meeting and to submit the results of their funded research for publication.