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The 2020 National Veterinary Scholars Symposium is being hosted by WesternU and UCSD (at the UCSD campus) on July 31 – August 2, 2020.
Applications for the 2020 AVMA/AVMF Sponsored Program are due to the CVM Office for Research (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than January 10, 2020.
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.
Expectations and support:
Each veterinary research scholar receives a research scholarship of $5,000 plus $1,000 to supplement travel expenses to the BI-NIH symposium (NVSS) (will be hosted by WesternU and UCSD [held at UCSD]). Veterinary research scholars must be fully engaged 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.
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 BI-NIH Symposium (held at UCSD on July 31 – Aug. 2, 2020).
Year 2 students applying for the AVMF scholarship will need to submit the following document to the CVM Office of Research by January 10, 2020 to complete the application process: WesternU CVM Veterinary Research Scholars Application
* The application is a dynamic PDF, if you are unable to see the file upon download, please change your browser settings, as this may be preventing you from viewing your downloaded PDF. Here’s a link that can show you how. You may also email CVMResearch@westernu.edu for technical support.
Applications for the AVMF/AVMA second opportunity for research scholarship will be reviewed and scored by a CVM Selection committee based on:
- Scientific merit
- Feasibility Participation in the training program
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.