The research performed at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) embodies the concept of One Health, carrying broad and significant benefits for both animals and people.
SVM scientists hold international leadership in much of the research they conduct, yielding critical discoveries in areas as diverse as influenza, oncology, and demyelinating diseases. Their findings are incorporated into curriculum, clinical practice, and industry partnerships.
Research at the SVM covers a broad range of topics including strategies to improve milk production and cow comfort, determining causal factors for ruptured cruciate ligaments in dogs, and detecting and preventing West Nile virus infection.
Research Labs & Service Centers
Explore our current research and the range of outreach services connected to the UW School of Veterinary Medicine.
DVM Student Research
There are many opportunities for DVM students to gain research experience, including hourly lab positions, summer fellowships and more.
Graduate Research Training
The school's Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program provides exceptional training in core areas of animal and human health.
Faculty Research & Funding
Explore extramural funding options and opportunities for faculty to highlight their latest research findings.
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.
Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Training
Assistant Dean for Clinical & Translational Research
- Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (trainee level funding)
- Training grants on campus
- How to apply for NIH training grants and fellowships
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
- National Institutes of Health Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31, F30)
- Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
- US Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program
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.
- Research funding for faculty
- Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
- Research and Sponsored Programs
Companion Animal Fund research projects
UW-Madison Graduate School
Morris Animal Foundation
National Institutes of Health
- NIH due dates and policies (visit the forms and deadlines area for due dates for all submissions: R, K, T, etc.)
- Career development awards (K series)
- Research Training and Fellowships (T and F series; information on stipend levels)
National Science Foundation
US Department of Agriculture
- Visit the grants.gov site and search by Agency or Category
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (look for specific funding initiatives)
Clinician Scientist Training Workshop (CSTW) October 2021
Current Clinical Studies
Clinical research allows us to develop new and potentially more effective diagnostic and treatment options. Learn more about the trials that are now underway in our teaching hospital, UW Veterinary Care.