SVSRP Application Process


The application deadline for the SVSRP is Wednesday, February 5, 2020.


DVM students in a DVM program at an accredited veterinary medical college will be considered for these scholarship.

VMCVM students must be first or third year students. This change is in response to curriculum changes. Other student from AVMA-accredited colleges must be first or second year students.


The application form requests the following personal information:

  • Name and contact information
  • Citizenship and other eligibility questions
  • Career plans and goals
  • Education
  • Research experience (if any)
  • Ranked discipline areas
  • Research interests

In addition, a copy of the applicant’s CV and two letters of recommendation. At least one of these letters should be from a faculty member at the applicant’s veterinary medical college.

Selection Criteria

Students are selected by an Advisory and Selection Committee already created for the SVSRP, including NIH T35-,BIVS- and VMCVM funded students, based on the likelihood that the student will pursue a career in research. Selection criteria includes:

  • Previous research experience
  • Academic excellence
  • References from veterinary medical college faculty

The committee will make every effort to match the research interest of applicants to those of the mentors.


For additional information about the program or assistance with the application process, please contact our Office of Research and Graduate Studies at or 540-231-1814.