- Student grade point average
- Class ranking
- Academic background
- Interest in research
- Relevance to their career goals
- Feasibility of the potential research projects, and value as a learning experience
- Level of support and guidance expected to be provided by the mentor
First- and second-year veterinary students interested in applying for the Summer Research
Veterinary Scholar Program must complete the following to be considered for funding:
- Identify a mentor
- Select an area of interest to you (we will help you)
- Students can work on projects that a mentor has designed/ongoing
- Students may propose their own project idea if the faculty advisor is willing and
able to support the research project
- Complete the application and agree to the Terms of the Program no later than February
13, 2023, by 5 p.m.
- Work with mentor to develop a 2-5 page proposal/experimental plan describing rational,
methods to be employed, and expected outcomes. Submit the proposed research experiment
to be conducted by February 13, 2023, by 5 p.m.
- Any research in the biomedical field is acceptable.
- Proposals should focused and “doable.”
The proposal should include the following:
- Student investigator, year, email
- Faculty mentor, email, and department affiliation
- Co-investigator(s), email, and department affiliation
- Specific Aims, Objectives, and Hypothesis
- Experimental methods including statistical analysis
- Anticipated outcomes
- Potential pitfalls
The Institutional Animal Care and Use committee (IACUC) approval must be obtained
prior to starting any project that involves the use of live animals. IACUC approval
is not necessary before submitting the application and proposal. Please consult with
your faculty advisor to ensure you have approval for your study by May. The IACUC
proposals are due on the first Monday of the month and can take 1-2 months for review.
Advance planning is necessary to be able to start conducting research at the beginning
of the program.