Established in November 2005, this award was proposed by the Council on Research to recognize a veterinary researcher on the basis of lifetime achievement in basic, applied, or clinical research. Nominees will be considered on the total impact their career has had on the veterinary or biomedical professions. This award is open to any veterinarian, either retired from or currently working in an academic, government, private, or public institution, or in clinical practice. The honoree will receive $5,000 and a crystal award, which will be presented at the Merial NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium.
No self-nominations will be considered. Nominations are to include a cover letter from nominator, letters of support from three individuals who are familiar with the nominee's work, a list of significant research achievements, and a concise curriculum vitae (CV) including relevant publications. The cover letter from the nominator must include the name of the award; the name, mailing address, telephone number(s), E-mail address, and college and year of graduation of the nominee; the nature of the nominee's professional activity (type of practice or type of salaried work); organizational memberships (professional and scientific) of the nominee; a 300- to 320-word narrative sketch of the nominee's professional background; and a statement pertaining to the nominee's qualifications for the award.
Nominations should be mailed to the "AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award", AVMF, 1931 N. Meacham Rd., Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173 for receipt no later than the deadline specified above. The AVMA Council on Research will review nominations and select the honoree at its spring meeting. The AVMA will notify honorees immediately thereafter, and award winners will be honored at 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.