AVC Summer Research Funding Opportunities

1. AVC Veterinary Summer Research Award (AVC VetSRA)

AVC Veterinary Summer Research Award (AVC VetSRA) is intended to enhance the engagement of AVC veterinary students in research. As such, the award is restricted to veterinary students currently enrolled in the DVM program at AVC (must have completed, as of the start of the research award, at least 1 year of the DVM program). It can be applied to research conducted under the supervision of a full-time faculty member from any department. You must be available for 12 or more weeks of research during the summer of 2024, be able to confirm a willing supervisor (faculty) at AVC and agree to participate in the AVC Summer Research and Leadership Program (including presenting a scientific poster).

Deadline to apply: January 29, 2024, at 12:00 pm

2. Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program (BIVSP)

The Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program (BIVSP) provides DVM student scholars with a stipend (matched with funds from supervisor’s or college research support) and funding to attend the 2024 Veterinary Scholars Symposium in St. Paul, Minnesota, August 8–10. AVC's request for funding has recently been approved and will assist four students as BI Veterinary Scholars. BIVSP’s mission is to provide students with an initial exposure to research, therefore preference will be given to students who do not have past research experience. The BI Veterinary Scholars will be selected from the top ranked AVC VetSRA applicants. Check out the website for details on the BI Veterinary Scholars Program including details on programs at other universities.

3. Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre Veterinary Summer Research Award (SJDAWC VetSRA) 

We have purposefully made it seamless to apply for both the AVC VetSRA and SJDAWC VetSRA award simultaneously by making the SJDAWC application cover all the same aspects with the only additional requirement being the welfare specific section. If you choose to enable this dual application process, check the box in the SJDAWC Application Form – Part 2 (Supervisor) to be considered for both awards and complete the necessary fields regarding faculty matching funds.

Deadline to apply: January 29, 2024, at 12:00 pm

4. USDA ARS BI Veterinary Scholars Program 

An agreement between Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) and the USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) provides – as part of the BI Veterinary Scholars Program – an opportunity for scholars interested in conducting research in production animals/livestock.  Through this agreement they will fund up to 12 students annually. Only US citizens are eligible to apply.

Submit to: Sherri Pineau (scpineau@upei.ca)

Deadline to submit application package: Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 9:00 am

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