Enhanced Educational Opportunities
CVM Graduate Student Trainee Grants
Description: The CVM and Texas A&M
University have a keen interest in your education and career
development. An essential step in your career development is
learning how to obtain funding for your research. It is vitally
important to develop grant-writing skills at an early stage in
your career because you will almost inevitably be faced with this
challenge in the future.
The CVM Graduate Trainee Research Grants will provide
$5,000 to each trainee and will be evaluated through a
process. The proposals will be reviewed by an
experienced committee of reviewers that will only recommend funding
of proposals that show strong potential to compete for funding at
the state or national level. The proposals must target emerging
research areas in clinical and applied/basic sciences, and
current research priorities within various funding
agencies. Only outstanding proposals will be funded.
If the review committee does not feel 5 exceptional proposals
have been submitted, then they will hold back the funds for the
awards not filled. The grant will serve as seed money to
generate preliminary data and is an incentive to aggressively
prepare and submit proposals to various extramural federal and
state agencies and foundations/associations. While you will be
working very closely with your mentor in the preparation of the
proposal for this Request for Proposals (RFP, if successful in
obtaining the CVM grant, interaction with the faculty advisors of
the Graduate Student Association and other highly experienced and
successful PIs within the college during the next phase of
submissions will be strongly encouraged..
Deadline: November 12, 2012
Application Documents: Please see the attached
Request for Proposals (RFP) for
details about the proposal submission process. You will also need
to complete and obtain the appropriate signatures on the attached
cover sheet .
Description: initiative for graduate (PhD and
Masters) students that will support a substantial part of their
travel within the US (and probably Canada) for the following
- To attend courses/training that are of the caliber provided by
e.g., Cold Spring Harbor Course series,
- To attend conferences that are equivalent to e.g., Gordon
Conferences (i.e., targeting frontier research and its application
in specific areas)
- To visit national laboratories of international eminence that
are conducting leading/cutting-edge research (e.g., Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratories, NIH Institutes, etc.) and obtain
training in specific techniques from which the incumbent and the
mentor's laboratory can substantially benefit
- The initiative will support other similar possibilities but
will NOT support travel for "routine" conferences for poster/oral
presentations (some funds for the latter will be available through
Graduate Student Association - GSA).
The GOAL of this funding is to:
- encourage graduate students to attend high-end courses,
training and conferences that have the potential to substantially
enhance their learning/knowledge,
- gain experience in laboratories outside the mentor's lab to
- learn novel techniques that will considerably augment their
- add a new dimension to the mentor's laboratory (by bringing in
experience in a new technology)
- gain perspective and learning/research experience in a
laboratory outside mentor's lab.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted at any
time. The review committee will evaluate applications every 1-2
Application Documents: Please complete the
attached document and obtain your mentor and department heads
signatures. Please note these signatures acknowledge that your
mentor and deparment head will each pay 20% of the cost of the
CVM Graduate Student Continuing Education Opportunity Application
Description: These funds provide graduate
students with the opportunity to conduct research and training that
cannot be carried out within the US.
Application Documents: To apply contact Dr.
Ashley G. Seabury at AGustafson@cvm.tamu.edu.
Graduate Student Association Travel Awards
Description: The CVM Graduate Student
Association provides our current graduate students with an
opportunity to apply for a travel award. The travel award provides
the students with up to $1,000 to cover the cost of attending a
national meeting to present their research findings.
Application Documents: For application details
please go visit the CVM Graduate Student Association webpage.