How to Apply

GSSP Application Deadlines:

Ph.D. Students - January 15, 2015

How to Apply

Download the 2015 GSSP application (Word doc). Once application is complete, convert to a PDF document and email to:  svmgssp@ucdavis.edu.   If you encounter any problems, please email same address for help.

Link to GSSP/REACH Fellowship Program Application (Word) click here

Click here for Preventive Veterinary Medicine (MPVM) Graduate Group application and information

Review this page for information on

  1. Eligibility (students and mentors)
  2. Application Procedures
  3. GSSP Awards Committee
  4. Review Considerations
  5. Funding Decisions

Eligibility

Student applicants should:

  • Pass their qualifying exam by 1 July the year of funding, if pursuing PhD
  • Submit current CV listing all active & pending grants
  • Already have the professional veterinary degree (DVM, VMD, or equivalent foreign degree based on curricula and training);
  • Be currently enrolled in an appropriate graduate group, clinical research training program, or scientific training program;
  • Propose to engage in training at UC Davis, except if research and/or scientific training is more appropriately obtained at an off-campus site.

Faculty mentors should:

  • Assume financial responsibility for students to include tuition, fees, research costs, and benefits;
  • Submit current CV listing all active & pending grants
  • Be members of the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) or School of Medicine (SOM);
  • Have a demonstrated history of training and graduating students with advanced scientific degrees, publication productivity, and grant-writing success;

Application Procedures

  • Once your application with all appropriate supporting materials is completed, save as ONE pdf, and email to svmgssp@ucdavis.edu by January 15, 2015.  Download the application (Word) by clicking here.

GSSP Awards Committee

Funds are awarded on a competitive basis by the GSSP Awards Committee made up of faculty members of the School of Veterinary Medicine, including:

  • Chairs, or their representatives, of the graduate groups managed by the School of Veterinary Medicine (Comparative Pathology, Epidemiology, Immunology)
  • VSTP Director
  • Center Director, chosen by the School of Veterinary Medicine Research Council
  • PI of an existing training grant, appointed by the SVM Dean's Office
  • Professional Masters Degree program director, appointed by the SVM Dean's Office
  • Two (2) at-large veterinary school faculty nominated by the department chairs and appointed by the SVM Dean's Office
  • Up to two (2) open seats to allow for invitation, by the SVM Dean's Office, for representatives from graduate groups not administered by the School of Veterinary Medicine

Review Considerations

The primary focus for awarding GSSP applications is based on scientific and academic merit.  Financial need is secondary with consideration for funding based on where the student is in his/her degree program, i.e., first year, second year, etc., and the amount of confirmed funding reflected in the Financial Support Plan request.  Because of the diversity of applications received seeking funding from GSSP, review of applications is based on the following criteria:

For First-time Award:

  • Information provided by the candidate’s formal application to the advanced scientific degree program, if relevant
  • Candidate’s eligibility for GSSP funding
  • Candidate’s academic record
  • Candidate’s narrative describing his/her commitment to a research and/or professional scientific career in veterinary medicine
  • Candidate’s professional competency and accomplishments
  • The faculty sponsor’s academic and scientific qualifications to serve as a mentor
  • The faculty sponsor’s financial plan for providing multi-year support for the student requesting GSSP funding, including payment of tuition & fees
  • The faculty sponsor's mentoring plan

For  Recompeting Awards:

  • Assessment of successful progress made during the previous years
  • Whether or not the applicant has completed and submitted an extramural grant application during his/her training period
  • Whether the applicant continues to fulfill the Conditions of Award.

Funding Decisions

GSSP award and REACH Fellowship Program funding decisions will be made by March, 2015.

All funding decisions by the GSSP Awards Committee are subject to review and approval by the Office of Research and Graduate Education, School of Veterinary Medicine.

Questions?

Please contact Sue Kanoho at (530)752-6612 or e-mail the SVM Graduate Student Support Program at svmgssp@ucdavis.edu with any questions or concerns.