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Veterinary Student Scholars

The Veterinary Student Scholars (VSS) program gives veterinary students hands-on exposure to veterinary medical research in hopes that some will consider research as a career where they are so critically needed.

Morris Animal Foundation's VSS program awards stipends up to $4,000 to veterinary students who wish to participate in clinical or basic animal health and/or welfare research. Students must devote a minimum of 50 percent of their time to the project for the equivalent of a 10- to 12-week period. Students are selected by their institution based on their academic standing, endorsement from a responsible mentor, and a proposed research project consistent with the Foundation's guidelines. All research projects must comply with the Foundation's Health Study Policy for Animals Involved in Research and must have Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approval if live animals (including client-owned animals) are involved in the project.

Notification of the award should be submitted by the office of research (or equivalent) at the institution to Morris Animal Foundation. 

There are currently no calls for proposals