Ann T. Bowling Fellowship in Veterinary Genetics

Graduate Stipend:  $28,000 one-year fellowship

Scope:

This fellowship is directed towards fulltime graduate students in a UC Davis PhD program. Although the Graduate Group in which the student is enrolled is not specified, the student’s research project must be directed at identifying, understanding, and mitigating the genetic/genomic basis of heritable disorders afflicting veterinary species, including but not limited to equine, canine and feline. The fellow will perform an internship at the UCD Veterinary Genetics Laboratory for a minimum of 5 weeks with the possibility to extend to a quarter. They will learn basic and applied genetic/genomic methods relevant to their dissertation topic.

Qualifications:

Any fulltime PhD graduate student that has completed the DVM or is currently enrolled in the DVM/PhD dual degree program is eligible to apply. The applicant’s dissertation research must have a genetic/genomic focus and approach aimed at identifying and understanding heritable veterinary diseases, molecular veterinary forensics, or molecular epidemiology.

Application Process:

Qualified applicants will submit during the annual call for GSSP and YEAR proposals announced by the Office of Research and Graduate Education. Students can choose to target their application for consideration in the Ann T. Bowling Fellowship in Veterinary Genetics by stating so on their application.

Fellowship Requirements:

If selected, the Veterinary Genetics Fellow will be required to remain in good standing in their graduate group for the duration of stipend support. In addition, the student will be required  to perform an internship at the UCD Veterinary Genetics Laboratory for a minimum of 5 weeks with the possibility to extend to a quarter. The internship will be customized to meet the fellow’s experience, interests and research goals and is meant to broaden the student’s knowledge and experimental breadth in basic and translational veterinary genetics/genomics. This requirement may be waived by the VGL if there are scheduling conflicts.