2013 Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program
The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the availability of summer research fellowships for veterinary and undergraduate students. These fellowships offer veterinary and undergraduate students the opportunity to work on independent research projects with a faculty mentor and explore non-practice careers.
The veterinary student program is funded jointly through Merial and Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. Undergraduate study opportunities are funded through the College of Veterinary Medicine. Students from other universities are encouraged to apply.
Goal of the Summer Research Program
The goal of the Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program is to increase the number of veterinarians involved in biomedical and clinical research. The program provides an opportunity for veterinary students and undergraduate students interested in veterinary medicine to explore non-practice careers by engaging in a mentored research project and through informal and formal interactions with scientists. Veterinary students also will travel to the Merial NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium. It is anticipated that the positive experiences during the summer program will inspire students to pursue rewarding careers in veterinary and biomedical research.
- Explore careers in clinical, diagnostic, and basic biomedical research.
- Work with a faculty mentor to design and conduct a summer research project.
- Attend weekly seminars on: careers in academic, industry, government, lab animal medicine, ethics, grants, research funding, and how to balance career and personal life. Weekly lunch is provided for these seminars.
- Travel to a national symposium to present your work and meet fellow summer fellows (Veterinary students only).
- Attend extracurricular activities such as a trip to a local pharmaceutical company and a fellows picnic.
- Veterinary students earn $5,000 for 12 weeks of the summer program and undergraduate students earn $3,000 (May 13, 2013 to August 4, 2013).
- Program applications are due by February 1st, 2013.
Download and complete the application:
The selected students will be matched with faculty members before the end of March 2013. The successful candidates will be expected to submit a written report of their research project at the end of the summer experience, write and submit an abstract of their work, and prepare a poster for presentation at a Summer Research Program poster session and at the annual School of Veterinary Medicine Phi Zeta Research Day.
Examples of potential faculty mentors and projects from previous years are available, see links to Fellow/Mentor pairings in left hand column. Applications are encouraged from veterinary professional students and undergraduates at universities outside of Purdue University.