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Summer Veterinary Student Research Fellows Program
Summer Fellows 2009

The College of Veterinary Medicine Summer Veterinary Student Research Fellowship (SVSRF) Program provides stipends to first- and second-year professional veterinary students for a 12-week summer research experience.

Purpose. To introduce veterinary students to research in the hope that some will find this an attractive career option.

SVSRF Program. The student fellows conduct full-time research during a 12-week period in the summer, with the advice and direction of a Faculty Mentor. An orientation to veterinary and biomedical research and the SVSRF program is provided at the beginning of the summer. Weekly lunch seminars and field trips to other research sites broaden and enrich the student's exposure to veterinary research. The Program concludes with a Research Conference, during which the students present reports on their research activities, and a closing banquet. Student fellows are also strongly encouraged to participate in the Merial-NIH Veterinary Scholars Symposium with students from over 20 other colleges of veterinary medicine.

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Eligibility. 1st- and 2nd-year professional veterinary student in good academic standing at any college of veterinary medicine are eligible. Prior Fellowship recipients, students with advanced graduate degrees in sciences, and students currently enrolled in a graduate program are ineligible for this Program, but are encouraged to learn about other summer research opportunities.

Application Process. There is a two-step application process: (1) identify a faculty mentor to work with over the summer (with assistance) and (2) submit an application. In the fall semester, the College will sponsor two informational lunches with former Fellows to answer questions and provide more information.

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Important Dates for the 2010 SVSRF Program
Informational Meeting: About the ProgramWednesday, September 23, 2009
Informational Meeting: Selecting a MentorThursday, October 22, 2009
Application DeadlineFriday, February 5, 2010
Announcement of RecipientsFriday, February 19, 2010
One-Page Research Proposalsdue Friday, March 26, 2010
Summer ProgramMonday, May 17 to Friday, August 6, 2010
OrientationMonday-Tuesday, May 17-18, 2010
Summer Veterinary Student Research Conference & BanquetWednesday, August 4, 2010
2010 Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium @ Univ. GeorgiaThursday-Sunday, August 5-8, 2010
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Funding. The SVSRF Program is funded by the College of Veterinary Medicine and by awards from the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Merial Veterinary Scholars Program, and the William & Dorothy Klemm Fellowship.

You might also be interested in this news story about the summer research program for veterinary students at Texas A&M University.

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Dr. Bhanu Chowdhary
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Kenita Rogers
Dr. Kenita Rogers
Assoc. Dean, Professional Programs
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Ms. Lisa Garcia
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