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Summer Veterinary Student Research Fellows Program: How to Apply

Eligibility: First- and second-year professional veterinary student in good academic standing are eligible. The following students are ineligible based on their prior exposure:

  • students who are prior recipients of Fellowships
  • students currently enrolled in graduate programs in science
  • students with an advanced graduate degree (requiring a thesis or dissertation) in science

If in doubt regarding your eligibility, contact Dr. Smith (979-845-5167).

Mentor Selection: Students will select a mentor for the summer program prior to applying. See the list of potential mentors. One informational lunch in the fall, October 22, 2009, will be devoted to discussions about selecting a mentor. Dr. Smith will also meet with all potential applicants to assist in mentor selection.

Application: The on-line application requires a user name and password. After registering, you will be able to edit or complete your application, by using the same name and password, at any time up to the deadline.

link to application (opens in a new window)
If asked for a survey ID, use 94K33m2.

Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2010.

Students from colleges other than Texas A&M are encouraged to apply. In addition to the on-line application, Please request a letter from your Associate Dean providing (1) a statement of your good standing in the professional curriculum at your College, (2) your pre-professional GPA, (3) your professional GPA, and (4) your present class ranking. The letter should be received by Friday, February 5, 2010 and addressed to:

Dr. Bhanu Chowdhary, Associate Dean for Research
Attention: SVSRF Program 2010
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University
TAMU 4461
College Station, TX 77843-4461

Selection Criteria. The applications will be reviewed and evaluated on a competitive basis by a Selection Committee. Factors that will be considered are the:

  • academic performance
  • statements of motivation and expectations

Notification of Acceptance into the SVSRF Program. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 2 weeks of the application deadline.