Embark on a journey of discovery to the nexus of animal and human health research.
The Georgia Veterinary Scholars Program is co-sponsored by Merial Ltd., The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, and the NIH through a T35 grant. Since establishing our program in 1995, we have provided research experiences to 258 veterinary students from veterinary schools across the U.S., as well as several international schools. 15 scholars were selected from a pool of talented student applicants to participate in our 2015 summer program. We strive to innovate and expand this program to provide students a current and comprehensive biomedical research experience.
GVSP scholars engage in research projects under the mentorship of research faculty from mid-May to the first week of August. Participating scholars attend seminars covering a variety of topics related to biomedical research and take part in site visits to regional research facilities, such as the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Scholars attend informal dinner gatherings at the homes of faculty members during the Summer Science journal club series where they discuss current topics in the scientific literature. The GVSP program encourages close interactions with faculty from across UGA to enhance understanding of the responsibilities and opportunities of a research career. Scholars build lasting relationships with faculty and each other as they immerse themselves in the world of biomedical research. At the end of the summer, the scholars present their research at the Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholar Program that will be held at The Ohio State University in 2016.
Applicants must be veterinary students who have completed their first or second year of a veterinary curriculum. Veterinary students who have not completed their bachelor's degree, possess an MS or PhD degree, or who are currently enrolled in a graduate program should contact program administrators to discuss eligibility. Students are encouraged to clearly state in their application why they are interested in this type of program, their future career goals, and any other pertinent information that may be beneficial in this competitive process.
Send Completed Applications to our Administrative Specialist - Vicki T. Eshelman at firstname.lastname@example.org (if you apply directly through the link to the left, your application is automatically submitted).