(Closed) Student Travel Awards Competition for the 8th ISAAH

The Fish Health Section of the American Fisheries Society, in conjunction with Atlantic Veterinary College Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology, the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Fish Veterinarians have committed to provide travel grants in support of students and young professional to attend and present at the 8th ISAAH. We anticipate in excess of $ 30,000 Canadian to be available to students through competitive applications and encourage all qualified students and young professional to apply. The individual competitions details are outline here:

Fish Health Section Awards Competition:

Snieszko Student Travel Awards for the 8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health

The AFS-FHS is pleased to announce that the Snieszko Student Travel Awards will be available to help students / young professionals defray the costs of attending the 8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The meeting will run from September 2-6, 2018. We anticipate 6 awards of up to $ 1500 USD each to allow students (undergraduates, graduates, or veterinary), post-docs, or residents to give an oral or poster presentation at the conference.

The requirements from student applications are as follows:
– Letter of application and statement of any special financial circumstances (i.e. not supported by a stipend, etc.)
– Curriculum vitae must be submitted along with three letters of recommendation
– Itemized budged on how money is to be spent, i.e. travel, meals, lodging and registration
– Copy of abstract of paper to be presented
– The student must be a member of the AFS/Fish Health Section

The applications will be judged by the following criteria:
– Quality of abstract
– Significance of/interest in the research
– Academic achievement
– Professional achievement
– Financial need

The deadline for submission of the FHS Student Travel Award Application is March 31, 2018.

For questions or to submit an application, please email the Chair of the FHS Awards Committee at
erc58@cornell.edu.


Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) Travel Awards Competition:

The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Aquatic Epidemiology is committed to worldleadership in aquatic epidemiology with a focus in ecosystem health. As part of its mandate, the CERC is building global capacity and supporting research in regions such as Asia, central and South America, and Africa where there have been limited opportunities for research in aquatic epidemiology and presentation of research findings at international meetings. We anticipate up to 10 awards will be given at a maximum value of $ 2500 Canadian Dollars.

Applicants should be PhD students or post-doctoral fellows whose research focus is aquatic epidemiology or ecosystem health at the time of abstract submission. Masters students with outstanding records of scholarship and PhD students graduated less than 1 year and working in aquatic animal health will also be considered for funding. Note: Preference will be given to applicants outside of Canada and the U.S.A, and especially those from the regions listed above.

The deadline for submission of the CERC Student Travel Award Application is March 31, 2018.

For questions or to submit an application, please email CERC at cerc@upei.ca.

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John L. Pitts Aquatic Veterinary Education Awards Program

“ A program to assist veterinary students & new veterinary graduates “

The John L. Pitts Aquatic Veterinary Education Awards Program in association with the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA) is pleased to offer financial support each year to a limited number of veterinary students or recent graduates of recognized veterinary schools, allowing recipients to explore a career in aquatic veterinary medicine through a variety of aquatic veterinary educational activities. Activities supported include attending aquatic veterinary workshops, giving presentations at meetings, participating in externships, internships, or engaging in small-scale research projects.

Requests for applications typically begin in December or January and close at the end of February.

For more details including application requirements, please refer to this WAVMA Webpage.

For questions or to submit an application, please email WAVMA at: PittsEduAwards-Admin@wavma.org


American Association of Fish Veterinarians – Scholarship Program

The American Association of Fish Veterinarians (AAFV) recognizes the burgeoning cost of veterinary education coupled with the fact that most veterinary schools do not provide training in aquatic veterinary medicine. Thus, the AAFV Student Scholarship Program has been established to assist veterinary students in their quest to increase their experience and training in aquatic veterinary medicine, specifically fish. This includes, but is not limited to, participating in aquatic programs, short courses, externships, conferences and presentations and research projects. The AAFV Executive Board and Student Scholarship Committee has set the amount for each scholarship at $500. The number of scholarships offered each year will be dependent on available funds. Scholarships will be presented once a calendar year and need to be used within one year of being awarded.

The deadline for submission of this AAFV Student Scholarship competition is April 1, 2018.

For more details including application requirements, please refer to this AAFV Webpage.

For questions or to submit an application, please email Dr. Lester Khoo at khoo@cvm.msstate.edu

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