How to Apply: Clinical Faculty and Associates at Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Other Clinical Researchers
Step 1 Guidelines
To be respectful of a potential applicant’s time, the Foundation has a two-step application process. Step 1 consists of a 3-4 page proposal (initial letter) describing the research idea, which includes:
- Protocol to be tested and research hypothesis (Title or 1-2 sentences);
- Explanation of why the proposed protocol will allow veterinarians to practice more broadly along the spectrum of care;
- Description of the protocol most commonly offered as “best option” to treat a presentation in primary care;
- Estimated cost to the veterinarian and to the client (may be a range) of “best option” protocol;
- Description of the lower-cost protocol to be tested in comparison;
- Estimated cost to the veterinarian and to the client (may be a range) of lower-cost protocol;
- Any prior research in the area of which you are aware.
- An overview of the proposed experimental design
- The expected time line from funding to final report
- Two letters of support from veterinarians in primary care attesting to the potential usefulness of the lower-cost protocol being studied. These should be attached but are not included in page count.
- Resume or CV. These should be attached but are not included in page count.
Please submit as Word .docx or .pdf file with proposal name included in the header and the Principal Investigator(s)' name(s) and page numbers in the footer. Please submit all materials via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Foundation will review these initial letters in no more than 4 weeks and follow up with guidance on the next step for proposals that meet the criteria. Next steps may range from seed funding for small “proof of concept” studies to requests for full formal proposals.
If you have any questions before submitting a proposal, please email us at email@example.com and we will get back to you promptly.
Step 2 Guidelines
The following documents should be used after the initial proposal has been received and approved by the Foundation.