Call for Travel Grants

3/9/2020

The Association of Primate Veterinarians (APV) recognizes the importance of DVM/VMD training programs promoting non‐human primate care and wellbeing. The APV Education Committee awards one Travel Grant Award (of either $500 or $1500 plus waived APV Workshop registration fee) to a veterinary student. The Travel Grant Awardee may present a poster or oral case report, clinical investigation, or research project at the APV Workshop, on October 21-24, 2020 at the Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. Veterinary students that will not be presenting are eligible for an award of up to $500 for travel expenses (including APV Workshop registration). Veterinary students that will be presenting, are eligible for an award of up to $1500 for travel expenses (including APV Workshop registration). The award will help defer the cost of travel to the APV Workshop, but the recipient is responsible for all travel arrangements and costs exceeding $500 or $1500, respectively.

Applicants must be enrolled in a DVM, VMD, or equivalent degree from a veterinary medical college. Training program qualification will be at the discretion of the APV Education Committee.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • A CV, two pages or less
  • An essay, less than 400 words, describing the applicant’s interest in primate medicine, care or research, and the impact that attending the APV Workshop will have on their professional development
  • Two letters of recommendation from mentors describing the candidate’s character, experience and interest in nonhuman primate medicine, care or research
    • Mentors must be board certified (in an AVMA recognized veterinary specialty) or have a Ph.D.
    • At least one letter of recommendation must be from a current APV member

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the following:

  • A letter from the student’s veterinary program formally excusing the student’s absence from coursework covered during the conference and confirming their approval of the student’s attendance at the APV Workshop
  • If presenting, an abstract, less than 300 words, describing the clinical case, research, or management‐related issue to be presented

Research projects or case reports impacting the husbandry, clinical management, and/or welfare of nonhuman primates are highly desired.  Applicants are encouraged to review the APV Veterinary Student Travel Grant Rubric for additional information.

Applicants will be reviewed by the APV Education Committee. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. The submission deadline is July 1, 2020; applicants will be notified in August 2020. For more information, please contact Jackie Scapa (jscapa@caltech.edu).

Vet Student APV Travel Grant Rubric

To apply, visit https://www.primatevets.org/workshop for online submission beginning in May.

Call for EPV Members to Apply for a Travel Grant to Attend APV Workshop 2020

The Association of Primate Veterinarians (APV) recognizes the importance of international collaboration. The APV Education Committee will present one Travel Grant Award ($1500 plus waived APV Workshop registration fee) to a member of the European Primate Veterinarians (EPV). The Travel Grant Awardee will present an oral case report, clinical investigation, or research project at the APV Workshop, on October 21-24, 2020 at the Ballantyne Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. The award will help defer the cost of travel to the APV Workshop, but the recipient is responsible for all travel arrangements and costs exceeding $1500.

Applicants must have a DVM, VMD, equivalent degree from a veterinary medical college, or PhD and be an EPV member. 

Applicants must submit the following:

  • A CV, two pages or less
  • An essay, less than 400 words, describing the applicant’s experience working with nonhuman primates and interest in primate medicine, care, or research and impact that attending the APV workshop will have on their professional development
  • An abstract, less than 300 words, describing the clinical case, research, or management‐related issue to be presented
  • Brief letter of recommendation from an EPV member describing the candidate’s experience in nonhuman primate medicine, care, or research

Research projects or case reports impacting the husbandry, clinical management, and/or welfare of nonhuman primates are highly desired.  Applicants are encouraged to review the APV/EPV Travel Grant Rubric for additional information.

Applicants will be reviewed by the APV Education Committee. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. The submission deadline is July 1, 2020; applicants will be notified in August 2020. For more information, please contact Dr. Jackie Scapa (jscapa@caltech.edu).

To apply, please follow the link to the APV website for online submission:

EPV Travel Grant Rubric

https://www.primatevets.org/workshop



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