November 01, 2007


 Scholarship offered to attend AVMA convention

Posted Oct. 15, 2007

The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine is offering a one-time scholarship of $1,500 to support a licensed veterinarian who has developed a recent interest in or who has recently worked in the field of laboratory animal medicine to attend the 145th AVMA Annual Convention in New Orleans, July 19-22.

Applicants must be AVMA members in good standing. The award is not intended for established laboratory animal veterinarians or for current or recent veterinary residents, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows in laboratory animal medicine or a related field.

Applications should include a one-page statement of interest, a curriculum vita (two pages maximum), and two brief, professional letters of reference, preferably from individuals aware of the applicant's recent interest in laboratory animal medicine. Letters of reference should be sent directly by the referee, with the applicant's name included in the document title.

Applications are to be sent electronically in PDF or RTF format to Dr. Melvin Balk, executive director of ACLAM, at by 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Dec. 28. A notification of the application outcome will be sent to applicants by the end of January 2008. For general inquiries about the award and application, contact Dr. Patricia Turner, chair of ACLAM Career Pathways Committee, at