Postdoctoral Trainee Research Grants

Dear CVM Postdocs, Residents and Interns,

The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences 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.  Also, I cannot stress enough that a funded grant makes a powerful statement on your CV, especially when applying for future positions.

For the tenth year, I am pleased to announce the availability of the CVM Postdoctoral Trainee Research Grants. These research grants will provide $10,000 to each trainee and will be evaluated through a competitive 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 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.

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

The proposal deadline is Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 5:00pm CST.  Please note that all application details including eligibility and deadlines are included in the below RFP.

Please note this year we have slightly changed the eligibility, if you have previously received a CVM Postdoctoral Research Trainee Grant you can reapply IF you receive ADVANCED APPROVAL.  You will need to provide evidence that you have utilized your previous grant toward its intended purpose of generating preliminary data and submitting extramural grants.  Further details are included in the RFP.

If you have any questions please contact Kathie Smith by email ( or by phone 979-845-2851.  I look forward to your enthusiastic participation!

Best Regards,

Ashley Gustafson Seabury, PhD

Program Manager for Research & Graduate Studies

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Texas A&M University


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