Awards and Grants

EVECC Research Grant

The European Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (EVECCS) EVECC Research grant will fund a single research project that focuses on a clinical problem relevant to Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care up to a total of €5000!

The European Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (EVECCS) EVECC Research grant will fund a single research project that focuses on a clinical problem relevant to Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care up to a total of €5000! The Research Grant Committee is looking to fund studies that are clinically relevant, achievable and adhere to the highest ethical standards. Funds CANNOT be used for salaries, purchase of laboratory equipment or overhead costs. At least one investigator must be a member of EVECCS. Ethical approval is necessary at the time of grant proposal submission. The successful applicant will present the study design and be given the funding award during EVECC Congress 2024. Final results will be presented by the awardee in oral and written abstract form, at the EVECC congress 2026, allowing 2 years for project completion. In addition to the €5000 research funding, the applicant will also receive a travel grant to the EVECC Congress to present the results of the project. The grant committee invites electronic submission of proposals to Garret Buckley, Chair, EVECCS Research Grant Committee at by 23:59 GMT on the 3rd of March 2023. Applications must not exceed 6 pages (not including brief CV). You will receive a confirmation e-mail within 2-3 days. Informal enquiries and requests for application forms can be made by emailing

EVECCS Travel Grant

The European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (EVECCS) promotes the development of veterinary emergency and critical care across Europe. In order to improve the accessibility of this specialty to colleagues, EVECCS has developed an Annual Travel Grant for two of its members. Two travel grants will be granted: one for veterinarian, and one for nurse/technician. The two receivers of the travel grant will receive the sum of 1000€ each to visit a European or an American institution lead by an ECVECC diplomate before the 1st of June 2025. The travel grant is dedicated in helping you to afford visit related expenses (charged visit fees, travel, accommodation…)

Young vets looking for an internship or a residency program, technicians or nurses interested to improve their skills, as well as experienced vets/technicians/nurses willing to improve their knowledge and/or acquire new techniques are warmly invited to apply. 

A list of institutions and contact details of the local supervisors can be found hereunder. Please carefully check the details for each institution, particularly the possible periods, durations, as well as required language skills. Please note that facilities may charge fees for the visit and request special tests or conditions due to pandemic covid-19. Afterwards contact the local supervisor or the travel grant committee to make further inquiries and assess the feasibility of a visit. As soon as the applicant and local supervisor have come to an agreement, the application form must be filled in and signed by both. Applications are open from the 1st of September to the 31th of December and must be signed and submitted to travel committee at Announcement of the winners will be done during EVECC congress in Gothenburg (30th May – 1st of June 2023). At the end of the visit, we will ask for a short evaluation to both the applicant and the local supervisor. The applicant will write a short report of their visit, for potential use on the EVECCS website, newsletter and/or EVECCS booth at congress(es), to be received by the 1st of June 2025 at the latest.

Do not hesitate to contact travel committee ( if you have any informal enquiries and requests for application.

Travel Grant Institutions

EVECCS Travel Grant Application Form

The Travel Grant Report – Tiago Abreu 2018

Travel Grant Report – Erika Conejo

The EVECCS Veterinary Nurse / Technician

In memory of Louise O’Dwyer

Dear EVECCS members,

For the 3rd year, EVECCS is happy to launch the EVECCS veterinary Nurse/Technician scholarship, in memory of Louise O’Dwyer. Selection system has changed, and the winner’s name will be decided via a draw. Take your chance!

EVECCS is extremely thankful to Louise for her dedication in spreading ECC knowledge throughout the Veterinary Nurse/Technician community. We all know that she was an amazing speaker and for sure several Nurses/Technicians decided to come to our congress to be able to meet and learn from Louise.

Based on this huge contribution, EVECCS created a scholarship in Louise’s honour. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for EVECCS Nurse/Technician members who may not otherwise be able to attend (due to financial limitations) the European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Congress. By setting up this scholarship, Louise’s willingness to share Veterinary ECC knowledge can continue.

Application will open from the 1st of September to the 31st of December. The Application form will be available here on the EVECCS website during this period.

Scholarship Details:

  • Scholarship Value: The recipient will receive a scholarship of around €1000; divided into:
    • Up to €500 to cover travel and accommodation
    • EVECC congress registration (single person registration for the main congress)
    • EVECCS membership for one year
  • 1 scholarship for a Veterinary Nurse/Technician will be awarded each year
  • 1 scholarship will be offered per individual in a life time
  • Lab, social program are not included in the grant
  • Application forms are posted on link below. Send the form completed to
  • To be able to apply: you need to be a Registered/licensed Veterinary Nurse or Veterinary Technician in your country and, an EVECCS member at the time of application.
  • The winner’s name will be decided via a draw.
  • Only the named recipient can use this award for EVECC 2023. If you know that you are not able to attend the EVECC congress in 2023, please do not apply. If you receive the award and are unable to use the award for 2023 for any reason, your award will be forfeited and the scholarship will be awarded to the next eligible person from the applicant pool.

EVECCS Student grant

EVECCS is proud to present, for the second year in a row, the EVECCS Student grant, sponsored by Royal Canine

The student grant is open to every undergraduate European student who has a cool and interesting ECC case they have been dealing with during their clinical rotation, to participate submitting an abstract for review.

The best case report will be chosen and the winner will receive 1000€ grant to come to the next EVECC  congress and one year free EVECCS membership. The winner of the case report will have to prepare a poster for presentation at the 2024 EVECC congress.

An amazing opportunity to join a great ECC community, meet new people and future colleagues all over Europe and learn from the best specialist in the field the latest ECC hot topics

All the other participants whose case has not been chosen, will still receive one year free EVECCS subscription and 100€ discount on the EVECC congress registration. Not bad, right?

Are you excited about this opportunity? Then do not hesitate to participate.

Student Grant Application

(On the EVECC congress website there is also a STUDENT GRANT tab dedicated to the student grant for more details.)

Besides the case report we also ask you to submit a short video introducing yourself, what you have learned from the case you are submitting and why we should choose your case report as the winner for the grant. The short video and any questions can be submitted to

The deadlines are:

Application will open from the 1st of September to the 31st of December.
Registration presenting author: Before the 15th of April 2024 (early bird deadline)

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!

We can’t wait to welcome you to the 2024 EVECC congress in Gothenburg!!

João Pereira de Araújo,
EVECCS president, and the Student Grant Committee