Veterinary Student Scholars
The Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Student Scholars Program is a highly competitive program that provides veterinary students the opportunity to become involved in mentored research that enhances the health and welfare of companion animals (dogs, cats, horses, llamas/alpacas and companion exotics) and wildlife. The program is open to currently enrolled veterinary students in good standing from any accredited US college, university or school of veterinary medicine.
The Veterinary Student Scholars Program awards stipends* up to $5,000 to veterinary students who are selected by their institution to participate in clinical or basic animal health and/or welfare research. Students enrolled in a combined DVM/PhD degree program are not eligible for this program. Students must devote a minimum of 50 percent of their time to the project for the equivalent of a 10- to 12-week period. Submissions must be made online by the academic institution for review by Morris Animal Foundation. Morris Animal Foundation encourages each institution to select and submit the very strongest student project based on scientific merit, relevance to animal health and adherence to Morris Animal Foundation’s guidelines and mission.
*Veterinary student scholar awards from Morris Animal Foundation are stipends, and funds awarded are for the sole purpose of supporting the student during the research period and are not eligible to be used for project expenses.
Proposals for Veterinary Student Scholar grants on topics relevant to companion animals or wildlife/exotics health and welfare were due on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The next call will be announced in October 2016.