Faculty: FVSP applications will be available soon

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:

  1. Fill out the form below, by 11/26/18.   You will then 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 January 16, 2019* (SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS will be available later this month).  You will need to include:
    1. NIH-format biosketch
    2. List of previous student research mentees and the status of their projects (completed, published, etc.)
    3. 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.
    4. Whether or not you are able to provide matching funding ($2500).

If you are interested in mentoring a student, please fill out and submit the following form. Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Enter the names of the other faculty member(s) if you want this listed as a joint project.
  • Please provide three or four keywords that describe your research interest.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

More information is available on our FAQ page.

Still have questions?  Please email your departmental board member: