The UW School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) has several mechanisms to assist individuals in obtaining research funding. The school has a diverse research portfolio from both federal and non-federal sponsors, training grants, and fellowships.

Several fellowships exist for PhD students conducting research in SVM laboratories. Current and prospective students can apply for federal, non-federal, and campus funds, as well as travel funds to support presenting their research. Please contact Jenny Dahlberg to discuss what options are best for your research.

Veterinary medical students can apply for support to pursue research for 12 weeks during the summer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison or other institutions through the Summer Scholars Program.


Jenny Dahlberg
Grants Administration

M. Suresh
Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Training

Lauren Trepanier
Assistant Dean for Clinical & Translational Research

The American Kennel Club

The American Kennel Club issues periodic calls for proposals but does not advertise them. These will be posted as received with funding opportunities.

Campus resources

Companion Animal Fund research projects

UW-Madison Graduate School

Morris Animal Foundation

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation

US Department of Agriculture

Clinician Scientist Training Workshop (CSTW) October 2021