Funding Guidelines

Direction: The Veterinary Memorial Fund (VMF) is a fund established primarily to support relatively small, clinically oriented research projects. Practical benefits are emphasized, as is short duration.
Principal Investigators must be CVM Faculty in the Tenure, Clinical or Research Professor Tracks. Collaboration with colleagues at VT or other institutions, and between junior and senior faculty is strongly encouraged. Proposals may be designed in conjunction with residents/graduate students for support of student projects, but accountability and responsibility for the quality of the proposal must rest with the faculty member who is writing the proposal as principal investigator.
Dollar Limit:  Funding of up to $20,000 is available per proposal. However, in exceptional circumstances applications for up to $40,000 will be considered. All requests must be justified in detail.
In addition to standard items such as animal care and supplies, proposals may include budget for purchase of minor pieces of equipment up to $500, personnel costs up to $500, media services up to $200, and reasonable publication costs. Equipment repair and maintenance, travel, reprint, and overhead expenses will not be funded by the Veterinary Memorial Fund.



Veterinary Memorial Fund bronze statue
The unveiling of the Veterinary
Memorial Fund bronze statue
was held in the Fall of 2005.
The statue is situated on a
Hokie-stone pedestal in the
entrance lobby of the college’s
Veterinary Teaching Hospital.