Application Deadline: Late February
The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Summer Scholars Program is an 11-week research program designed to provide veterinary students with training in biomedical research. This program is only open to UTCVM veterinary students. We are unable to accept external candidates at this time.
This 11-week research program spans from late May to mid-August each year. Students will have 10 weeks of research and 1 week for oral presentations. Summer scholars work on research projects that will enable them to test hypotheses, pursue specific objectives, conduct research, interpret data, and present their research findings. Mentors for the students are highly experienced research faculty with established research programs here at UTCVM.
For Summer 2023, our program had generous support for funding up to 20 students from the Center of Excellence in Livestock Diseases and Human Health and 4 students from Boehringer-Ingelheim (as part of the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program).
Additional funding opportunities are available from AVMA 2nd Opportunity, Merck Animal Health, Morris Animal Foundation, the USDA, etc. See below for those additional funding opportunity due dates.
Applicants for the UTCVM Veterinary Summer Scholars Research Program must be a current first or second year veterinary student.