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Click here to view the AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Summer Research Scholarship website

Applications for this opportunity are due to the CVM Office for Research by January 11, 2021

 

AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Summer Research Scholarship Program

The AVMA/AVMF believes that by investing in the education of America’s veterinary students, they play a role in ensuring that future veterinarians have the skills and training necessary to treat our pets, safeguard our food supply and protect public health. They make an impact on veterinary students by empowering them to achieve their goals in veterinary medicine and by recognizing and rewarding individuals who have made extraordinary accomplishments in their education. Their goal is to build a relationship with veterinary students that lasts a lifetime.

The AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Summer Research Scholarship is intended to provide support for students who have previously conducted a summer research project and are seeking to gain a second summer of research experience.  Ideally, student applicants would be continuing their prior research project but that is not an absolute requirement. Nominations are limited to 1 (one) per school, and a maximum of 5 (five) total scholarships will be awarded.

 

Expectations and support:

The veterinary research scholar receives a research scholarship of $5,000 plus $1,000 to supplement travel expenses to the Boehringer Ingelheim National Veterinary Scholar Symposium (NVSS). Veterinary research scholars must be engaged full-time in research for the duration of the program. Veterinary research scholars are expected to attend all group training opportunities offered by the program and present a poster at the National Scholars-symposium meeting scheduled at the end of the summer. Registration fees, travel costs and poster preparation will be covered.

 

Student Eligibility:

Students must have previously conducted a summer research project. They should be currently enrolled, and in good academic standing at their University.

Students must commit to attending all training opportunities, including the presentation of a scientific poster at Boehringer Ingelheim National Veterinary Scholar Symposium (NVSS).

 

Application process:

Year 2 students applying for the 2nd Opportunity AVMA/AVMF scholarship will need to submit the following document to the CVM Office of Research to complete the application process: AVMA-AVMF Summer Research Grant Application

 

Selection process:

One application for the AVMF/AVMA 2nd Opportunity scholarship will be reviewed and scored by a CVM Selection committee based on:

  • Impact
  • Scientific merit
  • Feasibility
  • Participation in the training program
  • Mentoring

Preference will be given to students continuing their previous research project. The scoring system used to evaluate clinical research scholars’ applications is available here.

Only one application will be forwarded electronically by the CVM Office of Research to the AVMF/AVMA for national competition.