Grants & Awards
The following grants and awards are available to members
of the CGS in the year 2012/13:
|CGS/ Iams Eukanuba Professional development Awrds (GUT SKI and
GUT SEA Travel Awards)
||October 1st 2013
|CGS/Waltham Research Grant
||October 15, 2013
|CGS Veterinary Student Summer Research Scholar Program
||February 1st, 2014
Winner of the CGS/Waltham research Grant 2014
he Board of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society (CGS) is
pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 CGS/Waltham grant. The
applications were judged by CGS Board members and the grant was
revoewd by the Waltham Ethical Review Committee.
This year's grant was awarded to Dr. Samantha Parkinson from the
University of Tennessee for her project: Analysis of oral acid
suppressants for treatment of feline acid related disorders.
Congratulations to Dr. Parkinson and her mento DR. Katie
Many thanks to Waltham for their continued support of our
The Board of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society (CGS) is
pleased to announce the CGS/Waltham Research grant for 2014.
Applications are now being solicited for proposals in veterinary
and comparative gastroenterology. The proposed project must have
clinical application in a veterinary species. Also, studies must
conform to the ethical principles of Waltham (see below). Informed
owner consent must be obtained from all participants in a clinical
trial. Prior to funding these ethical principles must be
CGS members in training (must be in good standing, i.e., dues must
have been paid for the current membership year) are eligible to
apply (with their mentor serving as the institutional principal
investigator; the mentor must also be a CGS member in good
standing). The maximum dollar amount for this grant is $8,000 (no
indirect costs will be paid by the CGS and no more than 10% of the
grant may be used for travel to a major meeting to present the
study results). Funds will be available February 1, 2014.
Submissions must be received by e-mail (attachment) by
October 15, 2013. Please send your submission to
Peter Kook, the at-large member of the CGS Board
The proposal should be accompanied by a cover letter (e-mail
attachment) that details the eligibility of the applicant to
receive this grant. Proposals will be reviewed by members of the
CGS Board and other volunteer CGS members. The winner will be
announced by February 1, 2014. Grants are generally 1-year but
no-cost extensions of up to 6 months will be considered.
A final report must be submitted to the secretary of the CGS by
the end of the term of the grant.
Proposal guidelines are attached. Proposals must be limited to
five pages (the title page is not included in the 5-page limit).
Review emphasis will be placed on a quality proposal with clear and
concise objectives, well-planned methods, relevance to the CGS, and
a reasonable budget. The Board does not provide written reviews or
commentaries to applicants regarding their proposals.
If your project involves live vertebrate animals or recombinant
DNA, you will need to seek the appropriate institutional approvals.
We strongly suggest that you seek institutional approval for your
project while the proposal is under review so you can submit a copy
of the fully approved clearance letter(s) before the funding is
Please send email questions to email@example.com.
On behalf of the CGS, I would like to express our SINCERE
APPRECIATION to WALTHAM by way of Karyl J Hurley, DVM, DACVIM
(Internal Medicine), DECVIM-CA; Global Scientific Affairs, WALTHAM; MARS PET CARE for sponsoring
The winners of the CGS/Waltham Research grant of the last
years can be found here!
CGS Veterinary Student Summer Research Scholar Award- Program description
The CGS Board is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 CGS
Veterinary Student Summer Research Scholar Program. This year the
top two projects are being awarded grants:
First place goes to Mr. Douglas Donovan, veterinary student,
Royal Veterinary College, London, UK. Mr. Donovan will work with
his mentor, Dr. Karin Allenspach, this summer evaluating a
non-invasive diagnostic test for IBD. The title of his project is,
"Clinical usefulness of antibodies against flagellin as a
diagnostic test in dogs with IBD".
Second place goes to Ms. Lauren Foster, veterinary student Texas
A&M University. Ms. Foster will work with her mentor, Dr. Jan
Suchodolski, this summer evaluating the fecal microbiome of cats.
The title of her project is, "Characterization of the fecal
microbiome of cats with acute and chronic diarrhea".
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Donovan and Ms. Foster for
The Board of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society (CGS) will
announce the CGS Veterinary Student Summer Research
Scholar Program 2014 in January 2014.
maximum dollar amount for each award grant is $8,000.00.
indirect costs will be paid by CGS.
should be considered part of a stipend for the student and
$3,000.00 is to be allocated for consumables by the mentor.
Please send your application to Jan Suchodolski, the
secretary/treasurer of the CGS Board (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by e-mail attachment by February 1st 2014. The
winners will be announced by February 15th, 2014.
CGS/Iams Eukanuba Professional Development Awards
for Travel to GutSki 2014
Winners of the CGS-Iams/Eukanuba professional development
The Board of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society (CGS) is
pleased to announce the winners of the CGS/Iams-Eukanuba
Professional Development Awards for travel to GutSki 2014, which
will be held at the Woodspur lodge (woodspur.com) in beautiful
Winter Park, CO from March 1st to March 5th 2014.
The winners in the category CGS members in their clinical training
(e.g., residency) and/or in research training are:
Dr. Julia Honneffer, PhD student at Texas A&M University
Dr. Joseph Cyrus Parambeth, doctoral graduate student at Texas
The winner in the category CGS members who are currently enrolled
in an internship is:
Dr. Yoko Ambrosini, rotating Intern at the Veterinary Specialty
Hospital of San Diego (VSHSD)
Each award covers travel related expenses up to $1,500, kindly
sponsored by P&G PetCare.
Please join me in congratulating our winners on this prestigious
award.The CGS Board is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013
CGS Veterinary Student Summer Research Scholar Program. This year
the top two projects are being awarded grants.