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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Veterinary Students for Research Projects Related to Animal Health and Welfare

Veterinary Student Scholar (VSS) Program

GrantWatch ID# 182520
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Morris Animal Foundation (MAF)
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/09/22 4:59 PM ET

Grant Description
Grants to USA, Canada, and international veterinary students at an accredited institution for research projects that promote the health and welfare of animals. Funding is intended to support veterinary students who are participating in clinical or basic animal health research. Projects must advance the science of canine, feline, equine, or wildlife health.

The Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Student Scholar (VSS) program is a competitive program that provides veterinary students the opportunity to become involved in mentored research that advances the health and/or welfare of dogs, cats, horses or wildlife. The VSS program awards stipends to veterinary students who are selected by their institution to participate in clinical or basic animal health research.

Morris Animal Foundation is committed to training the next generation of veterinary researchers. These awards are competitive and each institution is encouraged to select and submit the strongest student project based on scientific merit, potential animal health impact and opportunity for the student scholar to develop veterinary research skills. All proposals must adhere to Morris Animal Foundation’s guidelines and mission.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Qualifications of Applicant:
- Only one VSS application per institution may be submitted to this Request for Proposals (RFP).
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited veterinary medicine program (this does not need to be AVMA accreditation). Students enrolled in a combined DVM/PhD degree program are not eligible for this RFP.
- Applicants who have previously received a VSS stipend are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants must have the support of a mentor qualified to guide the proposed research project.

Projects oriented toward human health and production animal health do not fall within Morris Animal Foundation’s mission and are not accepted. Funds cannot be used for project expenses such as travel, publication costs or indirect costs.

Morris Animal Foundation discourages the practice of parachute science. Research projects occurring in a different country to that where the student is enrolled must involve a mentor in that country.

Pre-Application Information
Application Deadline: December 9, 2022 at 4:59 p.m. ET

Both the student and the individual submitting the application (if different from the student) must create an account on Fluxxbefore applying for funding. Accounts are reviewed and validated by Morris Animal Foundation, which may take up to two business days. Please create an account several days prior to the proposal deadline.

Program Information:

Estimated Size of Grant
The Veterinary Student Scholar program awards stipends up to $5,000.

Term of Contract
Project duration is typically 2 – 3 months.

Contact Information
Apply online:

For additional assistance, please email:

Morris Animal Foundation
720 S. Colorado Blvd, Suite 174A
Denver, CO 80246

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