Veterinary student scholar proposals being accepted

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The Morris Animal Foundation has issued a call for 2008 Veterinary Student Scholar applications.

The program will award stipends of up to $4,000 to students who wish to participate in clinical or basic veterinary research. The program provides veterinary students with an opportunity to become involved in veterinary research targeted at enhancing the health and welfare of companion animals and wildlife.

Grants are not limited to U.S. colleges. Awards are open to all first- through third-year veterinary students from a college or school of veterinary medicine that is accredited by the AVMA or an equivalent agency in another country.

The National Research Council of the National Academies has determined a critical need for increased veterinary science research. At the same time, the number of veterinary students going into research is declining. The MAF program is designed to give veterinary students exposure to research in hopes that they will consider this career path.

Applications for the 2008 Veterinary Student Scholar program are due Feb. 1. For guidelines, visit