The AVMA continues to accept applications for the Association's 2011-2012 Congressional Science Fellowship Program. The deadline is Feb. 11, 2011.
AVMA fellows serve for one year in Washington, D.C., as scientific advisers to members of Congress. They play pivotal roles in shaping and influencing legislation affecting the veterinary profession and the health and safety of the nation.
Held in conjunction with fellowships offered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the AVMA fellowships run from the last week in August 2011 until August 2012.
The AVMA provides fellows with a stipend to offset the cost of living in Washington, D.C., as well as reimbursement for certain expenses incurred during the program. Additional funds, up to $6,000, are provided to offset the cost of health insurance premiums.
For more information, click on the Advocacy section of the AVMA website, www.avma.org, then on the "AVMA Congressional Science Fellowships" link, or contact Dotty Gray at (800) 321-1473, Ext. 3209, or e-mail