Applications for PPCT Scientific Grants are now OPEN

Past recipients include equine injury researcher Yasmin Paterson

yasmin patterson with her horse totem recipient of PPCT scientific grant

Petplan Charitable Trust is delighted to announce that applications are now open for Scientific ‘Full’ and ‘Pump Primer’ grants.

The Trust is proud to support non-invasive research into conditions affecting companion animals. In the past two years alone, we have granted almost £1.4 million for studies into areas as diverse as canine cruciate diagnosis and prevention, feline urinary tract infection and equine tendon regeneration.

Successful applicants in previous years include PhD student and winner of  the Walter and Dorothy Plowright Memorial Prize for Young Researchers, Yasmin Paterson (above). The grant allowed her to investigate stem-cell based therapy for horses with tendon injuries using cutting-edge sequencing techniques.

Despite Covid, the Trust is open for business

This year has been particularly tough for all of us.  The Covid-19 crisis has impacted everyone and our veterinary institutions are no exception. The Trust has been, and continues to be, very supportive of the unavoidable delays caused by Covid in completion of studies and is happy to provide an extension to the length of studies where appropriate.

As we launch a new scientific grant round for 2020-21, we would like to reassure applicants that we are very much ‘open for business’.

Click here to find our more about our Scientific Grants and how to apply.

Download our latest terms and conditions:

FULL GRANT terms and conditions 2020

PUMP PRIMER terms and conditions 2020

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