|Direction:||The Veterinary Memorial Fund (VMF) is a fund established primarily to support relatively small, clinically oriented research projects. Practical benefits are emphasized, as is short duration.|
|Tenure-track and tenured faculty of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine must serve as principal investigators of proposals submitted to the Veterinary Memorial Fund. Proposals may be designed in conjunction with residents/graduate students and for resident/graduate student projects, but accountability and responsibility must rest with a faculty member.|
|Dollar Limit:||Research projects will generally be funded up to a maximum budget of $7,500 for one year grants and a maximum budget of $10,000 for two year grants. For two year grants, not more than 75% of the total award will be allocated in the initial year of funding. Although exceptions will be considered, this limit is felt to be a practical compromise between commonly submitted proposals and the amount of money available.|
|In addition to standard items such as animal care and supplies, proposals may include budget for purchase of minor pieces of equipment up to $500, personnel costs up to $500, media services up to $200, and reasonable publication costs. Equipment repair and maintenance, travel, reprint, and overhead expenses will not be funded by the Veterinary Memorial Fund.|
The unveiling of the Veterinary
Memorial Fund bronze statue
was held in the Fall of 2005.
The statue is situated on a
Hokie-stone pedestal in the
entrance lobby of the college’s
Veterinary Teaching Hospital.