Research & Funding for Faculty

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.

Thanks to the generous support of the Companion Animal Fund, the school annually awards competitive grants in the broad area of companion animal research.

To discuss research opportunities and funding options, please make an appointment to review options best suited to your research objectives.

Contact Us

M. Suresh 
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Training
(608) 265-9791

Jenny Dahlberg
Grants Administration
Phone: (608) 890-2407

Companion Animal Research Grants

The SVM Research Committee is pleased to announce that the school will have funds available in fiscal year 2020 to support competitive grants in the broad area of companion animal research. These grants are intended to support projects directly related to the health of companion animals, including studies of normal anatomy and physiology.

Although they may serve as pilot projects for extramural grant applications, often these projects are clinically-oriented with an identifiable endpoint. These grants are made possible by generous donations to the Companion Animal Fund.


All tenure track and clinical track faculty, and assistant, associate or full scientist track staff with paid appointments of 50% or more in an SVM department are eligible to apply. Clinical instructors may submit applications as principal investigators (PI) upon written recommendation of the department and by approval of the associate dean for research.

Although residents, graduate students and postdoctoral scientists are not eligible to submit applications as PIs, this grant program provides a good opportunity for a mentored experience in designing and writing research proposals. These grants can also serve as a useful mechanism to provide research opportunities for residents in clinical specialties and for veterinary medical students.

Given the limited availability of funds, only one application per PI will be accepted.

Applications for 2020 Companion Animal Fund grants are now closed. 

The Research Committee will review applications in and contact applicants regarding funding decisions on or about January 1, 2020.

Funding will begin on July 1, 2020.

View previously funded studies