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 (depending on supervisor) consecutive weeks of research involvement during the summer of 2023, be able to confirm a willing supervisor (faculty) at AVC and agree to participate in the AVC Summer Research and Leadership Program (including producing a scientific poster). 

Deadline to apply: January 30, 2023, at 12:00 noon.

2. 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 included in both awards and complete the necessary fields regarding faculty matching funds.

Deadline to apply: January 30, 2023, at 12:00 noon.

3. Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) Veterinary Scholars Programs 

Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) 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 2023 National Veterinary Scholars Symposium this year in Puerto Rico early August 2023. AVC's request for funding has been approved and will assist four students as BI Veterinary Scholars. Check out the website for details on the BI Veterinary Scholars Program. There is no need to apply for BIVS at AVC since we combine the award with AVC VetSRA to provide extra awards using the same application process. Check the website for details on programs at other universities.

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.

Application instructions and project proposals

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

Deadline extended to submit application package: Monday, March 13, 2023, at 12:00 noon. 

5. Summer Food Systems Fellowship Program

Michigan State University’s Summer Food Systems Fellowship Program is a 11-week opportunity for veterinary students to gain firsthand experiences in food supply veterinary medicine research and extension in academia, government, and/or industry through summer internships. Only US citizens or permanent residents enrolled in a veterinary program accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education are eligible to apply.

Deadline to complete online application: January 13, 2023.

6. Colorado State University – Veterinary Summer Scholars Program

Under the guidance of a College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty mentor, complete a 12-week research project during the summer term.  Veterinary students gain experience in hypothesis-based research in comparative and veterinary medicine. The program culminates in a research symposium, where students present their research findings to faculty and peers. Funded projects will provide a student stipend.

Application deadline: February 6, 2023.

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