AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award

Nomination Form—Deadline: February 15, 2017​

Established in 2009 by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and the Winn Feline Foundation, this award honors a candidate's contribution to advancing feline health through their research. The recipient will present at a seminar to be selected by the Winn Feline Foundation. The honoree also will receive $2,500 and a crystal award, which will be presented at the Merial NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium.

Nomination and Selection Procedures

To be considered, nominees must have demonstrated Winn's mission to advance feline health and welfare through research; have a pattern of following good research study protocols; complete progress reports in a timely manner; and have their research published.

The nominee does not have to be a veterinarian but should have a strong background in feline research that was beneficial to cats and has been published. 

No self-nominations will be considered.

Nominations are to include all of the following:

  • Completed nomination form
  • Cover letter from the nominator including all of the following:
    • Name of the award
    • Name, mailing address, telephone number(s), email address, and college and year of graduation of the nominee
    • Nature of the nominee's professional activity (type of practice or type of salaried work)
    • Organizational memberships (professional and scientific) of the nominee
    • 300- to 320-word narrative sketch of the nominee's professional background
    • Statement pertaining to the nominee's qualifications for the award
  • List of significant research achievements
  • Concise curriculum vitae (CV) including relevant publications

Nominations should be sent to AVMA Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Awards, AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award, AVMA, 1931 N. Meacham Rd, Suite 100,  Schaumburg, IL 60173, or to avma-awards@avma.org for receipt no later than February 15, 2017.

​The AVMA Council on Research will review nominations and select the honoree at its spring meeting. The AVMF and Winn Feline Foundation will notify honorees immediately thereafter, and award winners will be honored at the Merial NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium.

An honoree may not be selected in a given year if no nominee for that year meets the criteria for selection.

Questions? Email avma-awards@avma.org.​

RECENT RECIPIENTS:
2016 Dr. Andrea Fascetti, CA
2015 Dr. Urs Giger, PA
2014 Dr. Timothy Gruffydd-Jones, United Kingdom
2013 Dr. William Murphy, TX
2012 Dr. Niels Pedersen, CA
2011 Dr. Jody Gookin, Raleigh, NC
2010 Dr. Leslie A. Lyons, Davis, CA
2009 Dr. Mike Lappin