Final call for research funding applications

We are making a final call for applications from researchers seeking funding for research projects which positively impact dog welfare.

The deadline is 12th April 2019.

As well as striving to provide the best possible welfare for the dogs in our care, we also invest in funding research that aims to improve the welfare of dogs for generations to come through our Canine Welfare Grants (CWG) programme.

Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director, says:

"The projects, whilst focusing at all times on dog welfare, can cover a very wide spectrum. In the past research has looked into areas such as glaucoma and the genetics which make some dogs overweight. The applications go through a rigorous two stage process. Projects generally last between one and three years duration."

When applying for a grant we ask applicants to focus on one of the following areas:

  1. The genetic basis of disease or reduced welfare in dogs
  2. Canine behaviour
  3. Healthy ageing in dogs
  4. Epidemiology of disease
  5. The welfare of dogs suffering from chronic disease

We do not support any studies that require a Home Office license for the use of animals in scientific research.

If you are interested in applying for funding or would like a copy of the terms and conditions, click here.

Preliminary applications will be reviewed and shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application by the 4th August 2019

*Image: Badger from Dogs Trust Loughborough