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Postdoctoral Trainee Research Grants

Dear Interns, Residents, Postdocs and RAs,

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences strongly supports the professional development and welfare of all trainees under this broad umbrella (clinical, basic, and applied). I am pleased to announce the availability of CVM postdoctoral trainee research grants for the second year in a row. These research grants will provide $10,000 to each trainee through a competitive review process. The proposals will be evaluated by an experienced review committee that will recommend funding of truly competitive proposals. Only exceptional proposals will be selected for funding. If no outstanding proposals are identified then the funds will be held back. The proposals must target emerging research areas in clinical and applied/basic sciences, and current research priorities within various funding agencies. 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 RFP, if successful in obtaining the CVM grant, interaction with the Postdoctoral Association's advisors and some of the highly experienced and successful PIs within the college during the next phase of submissions will be strongly encouraged.

We greatly value your contributions to the research enterprise of the college and the university, and take great pride in the excellent work you are all doing. Through this RFP, we would like to be a part of your training and future success.

Please note that all application details including eligibility and deadlines are included in the attached RFP. If you have any questions please contact Kathie Smith by email ( or by phone 979-845-2851.

Proposal deadline: The deadline for proposal submission is Wednesday December 13, 2018. All applications must be sent via e-mail to the office of Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, by 5:00pm CST. No late submissions will be accepted. If you have any questions please contact Kathie Smith by email ( or by phone 979-845-2851

The awards are expected to be announced TBA.

RFP (Word document)

Cover Sheet (Word document)