SRLP Funding Opportunities

AVC Veterinary Student Research Award (VetSRA) is a matching fund available for AVC veterinary students to work with AVC faculty on a research project during the summer of 2019. Read more about the award.

-- Deadline 8:30 am, February 4, 2019 -- 

Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Summer Student Research Award is also available for summer animal welfare-related research projects at AVC. Check the website for details.

NSERC – Undergraduate Student Research Awards are managed centrally by the university. These funds are available to AVC and non-AVC students across campus to work with NSERC funded faculty.  The VetSRA has been designed to align with USRA such that if the project proposed by a vet student is with an AVC faculty member eligible to supervise USRA students, it will automatically be included in the USRA competition.  Although students may apply for USRA alone, the automatic inclusion of VetSRA applications in USRA competition means that the student must choose only one candidate supervisor for these two competitions. [It is not permissible to apply for VetSRA with one supervisor (i.e. who is not eligible for USRA supervision) and apply to USRA with another supervisor (i.e. who is eligible for USRA supervision)].  Further details on this application process will be coming in early 2019. Any questions can be directed to Leslie Cudmore (

Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Programs are offered at AVC and at other veterinary colleges across Canada and the United States. These programs are designed to provide enhanced exposure to career opportunities in biomedical and veterinary research. The programs provide DVM students with a stipend (matched with funds from supervisor’s or college research support) towards their summer research position. It also provides funding to attend the 2019 Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Symposium at Tufts University (dates to be announced). Further details on the Boehringer Ingelheim Scholars Program at AVC will be available early next year, contingent on receiving funding. Check the website for details on programs at other universities.

2019 AVC Zoetis Summer Research Student Award – Zoetis Canada has announced veterinary summer student research funding for a student interested in working on a research project in companion animal medicine with an AVC clinician. The deadline for submission to Zoetis is January 1, 2019. Read more about the award.

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