STAR Program Funding Opportunities
Application Receipt Date: FEBRUARY 4, 2013
The STAR Program competitively awards funds in the form of a $5,508 research fellowship. The entire award will be allocated directly to the recipients as a living stipend only to successful veterinary student applicants.
STAR Program Funds support a broad array of veterinary and biomedical research areas. Because the funding sources are often directed towards specific research interests or qualifications, they are awarded with some specific expectations:
- School of Veterinary Medicine Research Fellowships are funded through endowment earnings. Fellows must participate in a research poster presentation in September.
- Dr. Viki Krade Memorial Feline Research Fellowship supports research involving ongoing feline research by both the student and faculty sponsor. Fellows must participate in a research poster presentation in September.
- NIH T35 Summer Biomedical Research Fellowship fosters research in animal models of human disease. This summer training program offers opportunities in a broad array of laboratories engaged in biomedical research. Fellows are required to make a presentation about their research in the latter part of summer and in STARS in Science day in September.
- Merial Veterinary Scholars Research Program provides a supportive environment to explore and experience research in an established laboratory along with seminars and discussion groups on careers in science, in the hope that the students will gain an informed insight into a career in research, and stimulate some of the fellows to pursue a career in research, subsequent to completing their veterinary degrees. Fellows are expected to attend a summer symposium hosted by Merial at a U.S. veterinary college and must participate in a research poster presentation in September. (NOTE: Each Merial fellow is expected to stay in touch with the Office of Research and Graduate Education [firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-752-6612] in the School of Veterinary Medicine once he/she graduates in order to maintain continuity in terms of their current position, location and future career goals.) The MVSP national website is available at: www.merialscholars.com.
- The UC DAVIS Mouse Biology Program (MBP) Summer Research Fellowship fosters research into the development, application, and manipulation of the genetically-altered mouse in biomedical and bioveterinary research. Any area of basic, applied, or clinical research utilizing genetically-altered mice (transgenic, knockouts, etc) will be considered for funding. Novel avenues of research, improved methods of embryo manipulation, and development of new technologies, are encouraged. The Fellow selected will be required to make an oral presentation about their research in the latter part of summer and in STARS in Science day in September.
- The Nestle Purina Student Scholar Fellowship supports non-invasive research involving nutrition. Fellows must participate in a research poster presentation in September.
Please contact Sue Kanoho at (530)752-6612 or e-mail the STAR Program at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.