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DENVER/Nov. 8, 2023 – Morris Animal Foundation is seeking applications for its esteemed Veterinary Student Scholar program. This program allows veterinary students to engage in mentor-guided research and inspires them to explore fulfilling careers in animal health research.  

The program is open to currently enrolled veterinary students in good standing at any accredited veterinary medicine program. Accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association is not required. The program allows each institution to nominate and submit two student project applications annually. Selected students will receive a stipend of up to $5,500 for a research project starting within six months of the award notification in April 2024. 

The initiative aligns with the Foundation’s dedication to training the next generation of veterinary researchers. Past programs have provided invaluable research opportunities to students in Australia, Indonesia, Rwanda, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Kenya and the United States. 

Applications must be submitted by 4:59 p.m. ET, Jan. 17, 2024. The student and the individual applying (if different from the student) must create an account on Fluxx, an online application system. Please allow up to two business days for Morris Animal Foundation to review and validate the account. 

Refer to the Fluxx applicant user guide for more detailed instructions on creating an account and submitting an application. 

To learn more about our Veterinary Student Scholar program and the application process, please visit the Apply For a Grant page on the Foundation’s website. 

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Julia Beatty, JCC, CityU, Hong Kong
  • Val Beasley, University of Illinois
  • Sonia Cheetham-Brow, DVM, PhD, St George's University West Indies
  • Estelle Rousselet, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Wildlife Conservation Insights; France
  • Caray Walker, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Kate Kukanich, Kansas State
  • Megan Hill, Zoetis
  • John Callanan (Sean), Ross University
  • Kurt Zimmerman, Virginia Tech
  • Cesar Camacho, Universidad del Quindío

About Morris Animal Foundation 
Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Denver, it is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding nearly $160 million in more than 3,000 critical animal health studies to date across a broad range of species. Learn more at

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