Faculty: How to apply

The Florida Veterinary Scholars Program provides an opportunity for veterinary students to engage in hypothesis-driven research over a 10-12 week period. For UF students, this happens between the 1st and 2nd years.  We do accept applications from students at other schools, who may participate after either the 1st or 2nd years.

Partial funding is provided through , with the majority from CVM funds and your faculty support.  Due to limited funding, priority is given to mentors who can cover half of the student’s summer stipend ($2500; full stipend is $5000).  The program does not provide research support – you must have current funding for the proposed project.

There is a matching process for student/faculty applications for this program. We do this in an effort to provide scholarships to the most worthy students and get student/mentor teams matched as equitably as possible. You must follow these steps for consideration of funding this year:

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO Wednesday January 23rd!  Once you submit your application, you will receive a link to the online student applications.
  1. Have completed our form by Friday, November 30th, 2018 in order to be listed as a potential faculty mentor.
  2. Meet with prospective students to discuss the summer project you have in mind.
  3. Submit an application by Wednesday, January 23, 2019.   You will need to include:
    1. Whether or not you are able to provide matching funding ($2500).
    2. List of previous student research mentees and the status of their projects (completed, published, etc.)
    3. Whether or not you are able to provide matching funding ($2500).
    4. Agree to obtain all necessary approvals and training for your project.
    5. One page summary of proposed student research work.  This should mirror the aims page of a grant and CLEARLY indicate the student’s role.  The goal of this program is to provide research experience that can be completed over the course of the program (10-12 weeks) or at least mostly completed during that time.
    6. NIH-format biosketch
  4. Faculty rankings of students due: February 8, 2019

Questions?  Please email your departmental board member: