EVSSAR Research Grants

EVSSAR supports research projects on basic or clinical aspects of small animal reproduction.

General regulations for EVSSAR Grants (Version Nov 2022)

Call for proposals

EVSSAR Research Grants 2022/2023

EVSSAR aims to support research projects on basic or clinical aspects of small animal reproduction with up to 4.000,00 €.

Application deadline: December 31st 2022 at 23.59 CET.

Download the application form here.

How to apply:

EVSSAR grants are open to all EVSSAR members (except board members and their affiliates or members granted in 2020). Please send your application form to: chiara.milani@unipd.it

Assessment procedure:

Applications will be kept strictly confidential. Names and affiliations will be blinded and the proposals will be submitted to the board grant committee. The blinded proposals will then be reviewed and ranked according to their scientific and clinical relevance and also according to their scientific validity.

What else?

The applicant agrees to submit the results of the study to the scientific committee of the EVSSAR congress 2024 or 2025 and present it there.

Funded Grants for 2020, are the following:




Immunolocalization of selected aquaporins
in feline sperm cells

S. Prochowska,

Department of Reproduction and Clinic of Farm Animals, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland

Characterization of virulence traits of E. coli strains isolated from canine and feline pyometra.

L. Mateus

Reproduction and Development Lab, Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar em sanidade Animal, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Puppy meconium microbiome in relation with vaginal and fecal dam microbiome

A. Rota

Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie
Università degli Studi di Torino
Largo Paolo Braccini 2-5

10095 Grugliasco (TO) Italy

 Funded Grants for 2018, are the following:




Establishing a semen bank for the endangered Scottish Wildcat

A. Heimendah  Veterinary Reproduction Service, REED VETERINARY SURGERY, LONDON ROAD (A10), Herts SG8 8BD,  London, UK
Characterization of seminal plasma proteins associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia in dogs M. Genov Central Vet Clinic, Sofia, Bulgaria

Funded Grants for 2017, are the following:




Evaluation of the ultrasound techniques to characterize testicular lesions in the dog

E. Vallesi

Tyrus Veterinary Clinic, Via A. Bartocci 1/G 05100 Terni (TR), Italy; 2 Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia, Via S. Costanzo 4, 06126 Perugia, Italy

Semen quality as a predictor of health and physical performance in military working dogs

S. Tal

Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agricultural, Food & Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

P.O. Box 12, Rehovot, 76100 Israel

Follicle-like structures for in vitro development of cryopreserved oocytes in domestic cat

M. G. Morselli

SAR BioLAb (Small Animal Reproduction & Biotechnology Lab)
Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety
Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Celoria, 10 – 20133  Milan, Italy

For more information: grants@evssar.org