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WesternU Fellowship

Application due dates for the 2020 WesternU Fellowship Opportunity will be announced soon– please check back regularly for updates.

WesternU LogoThe WesternU Fellowship is organized by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Biotechnology and offers first and second year students an opportunity to complete a research project with a mentor during the summer months. Only one award is made per faculty, so student research scholars sharing the same mentor also share the stipend. Students are only eligible for 1 award over 2 years.

 

EXPECTATIONS AND SUPPORT:

Only one award is made per faculty, so student research scholars sharing the same mentor also share the stipend.

The Fellowship includes a stipend for the student and an expectation that the student research scholar will present their summer research project at the annual WesternU Student Technology and Research Symposium (STRS) or at another research conference. 

Fellows are welcome to attend all group training sessions of the WesternU Veterinary Research Scholars Program, but attendance is optional.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCESS:

  1. A completed WesternU CVM Veterinary Research Scholars Application
  2. A completed Research Proposal Form. Instructions to assist with this plan can be found here.

Questions regarding eligibility, application, and deadlines should be directed toward Susan Dominguez (sdominguez@westernu.edu) in the Office of the Vice President. More information may also be found on their website here.

 

 

CVM FEAR FREE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY

Applications for the 2020 CVM Fear Free Research opportunity will be announced soon– please check back regularly for updates..

cvm fear free research

The Fear Free Research program supports students’ engagement in a project that meets the following criteria:

  • Evidence based research in dogs and/or cats investigating the prevention or reduction of fear, anxiety and stress associated with veterinary visits including travel, facilities, procedures, hospitalization or return home
  • OR
  • Evidence based research in dogs and/or cats investigating the effects of enrichment in the home for the prevention or reduction of fear, anxiety and stress.

The CVM student summer research scholar will be expected to present a poster (incomplete results are allowed) at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium (NVSS), will be hosted by WesternU and UCSD (held at UCSD). Travel, registration, housing and poster costs will be covered by the CVM Office for Research.

To apply, the student should:

  • Complete the WesternU CVM Veterinary Research Scholars Application
  • Prepare a narrative of the project
  • Obtain from the mentor a letter of support including a detailed budget. If the cost exceeds those provided by the mechanism, the mentor should disclose an alternative source of funding.

Applications should be submitted by the due date (please check back for updates) to receive full consideration, but will not be considered until a project has been funded. The timing of the project is flexible (could start in January) but must be completed within 12 months of funding. Students would be eligible for a Fellowship if they work on the project during the summer.

This project comes with accompanying support for the interested student engaged in research. The CVM Office for Research will match with this funding towards consumables and supplies.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCESS:

Students applying for the Fear Free Research Opportunity will need to submit the following documents to the CVM Office of Research by the due date (please check back for updates) to complete the application process:

  1. A completed WesternU CVM Veterinary Research Scholars Application
  2. A completed Research Proposal Form. Instructions to assist with this plan can be found here.