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Applications for the 2019 AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Summer Research Scholarship are DUE to the CVM Office for Research by JANUARY 4, 2019.
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 scholar receives a research scholarship of $5,000 plus $1,000 to supplement travel expenses to the BI-NIH symposium. Scholars must be fully engaged in research for the duration of the program. 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.
Year 2 students applying for the AVMF scholarship will need to submit the following documents to the CVM Office of Research by JANUARY 4, 2019 to complete the application process:
- A completed 2019 WesternU Veterinary Research Scholars Application form
- A completed AVMA/AVMF Research Grant Application
- A letter of support from the proposed mentor: The letter must discuss:
– The source of funding that will cover consumables and supplies
– List any funds available to support student’s stipend
– A description of the availability of the mentor to work with the trainee during the duration of the program.
The mentor is required to provide a statement identifying the student’s role in the research. Mentors should also commit to ensuring participation of their scholar to all group training sessions.
- For projects involving animals / human subjects, an IACUC/IRB application filled out by the mentor must be attached to the application. The protocol MUST be approved prior to the start of the project and release of funding.
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.