CIVME Research Grant Program

The Council on International Veterinary Medical Education (CIVME) is an initiative of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), which is keen to promote and share best practices in veterinary medical education around the world. The council will provide a means for:
  • Communication and collaboration that advances veterinary medical education around the world
  • Collaboration amongst educational researchers
  • Dissemination of innovations and other educational advances, to magnify the impact of projects by outreach to educators and their respective organizations

The CIVME Funding Program will support initiatives that align with (one of) the above mentioned goals. The applicant(s) must clearly and convincingly describe that the proposed project promotes international collaboration in veterinary medical education.

Total project budgets should not exceed $10,000 and are limited for a period of max. 24 months. Due to the size of the CIVME grants, indirect project costs are not considered. Further information for applicants is described in the Research Grant Application form.

NOTE: preference will be given to applications that are collaborative efforts between institutions and across regions. If you have an idea and are interested in collaborating but don’t have partners, then please contact CIVME at and we can help suggest potential partners for you to work with prior to the deadline.

Download: Grant Application Form

Timeline Grant Application

October/November 2019

Program Announcement

  • Announcement via email blast + Grant application form posted on the CIVME website in October
  • Announcement + Grant application form location reiterated in the CIVME newsletter in November

January 30th, 2020 (11:00 am EST)

Deadline submission full proposals

  • Grant proposals received at

February 2020

Review application

  • Review of submitted proposals by CIVME members
  • Each proposal reviewed by a minimum of two members
  • Quality judgement based on predefined criteria (e.g., relevance, impact, fit with CIVME goals, feasibility, risk analysis)

March 2020 AAVMC Meeting:

Applicants notified of awards and announcement at meeting

  • Email from CIVME to applicants, and notification of awards on website and newsletter

Questions? Please email: