The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is soliciting applications for the Student Summer Research Fellowship Program. This program provides fellowship stipends to support student involvement in CVM research activities.
- Deadline February 7
- Applicants must be 1st or 2nd year veterinary students who are not currently enrolled in a research-based graduate degree program.
- Applicants must not be on academic probation.
- If you have questions regarding eligibility please send them to the CVM Research Committee Chair (Dr. Court - firstname.lastname@example.org).
Stipulations upon award:
- The work period will be May 16th through August 12th, 2016. This provides two weeks of vacation, one at the end of the spring semester and the second just prior to the beginning of fall semester.
- Successful applicants are expected to work full-time on their approved research project during the summer months.
- Applicants who wish to enroll in additional summer coursework or engage in additional summer employment must gain approval from their mentor and the Associate Dean for Research (Dr. Mealey - email@example.com).
- Students who receive summer research fellowships must present a poster describing their project and its results at the College of Veterinary Medicine Student Research Symposium during the 2017 fall semester (usually at the end of October).
- Each fellowship recipient will be required to sign a letter that stipulates the above requirements and that failure to meet these requirements will result in stipend funds being withheld and/or repaid to the CVM.
Applications will be judged competitively by the CVM Research Committee. Details regarding the proposal format and content, required applicant and mentor letters and criteria used to judge the application are given in detail below.
Resources for the WSU Veterinary Research Fellowship Program are provided by the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine and the Merial Veterinary Scholars Program. Funding provided by the Merial program supports summer research for DVM students at a number of universities, and students are encouraged to apply to other programs to broaden their research experiences. The participating universities are all eligible to send students to the Merial NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium in August each year.
Awards are contingent upon an $800 stipend supplement from a faculty member who agrees to serve as a mentor and provide material support for the student's application. Specifically, the WSU Veterinary Research Fellowship Program will provide a total award of $6,000 for a full 12 week period of work. This amount includes the supplement provided by the faculty mentor. We expect to make 10-15 fellowship awards each year.