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We are proud to offer the following fellowships for graduate study at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. 
 


NIH Comparative Medicine and Pathology Training Fellowship

Purpose: Comparative biomedical sciences and molecular mechanisms focused on animal models of human disease. Graduates will get the advanced training they need for a career as an independent investigator in a research university or as a research team leader in industry.

How to Apply: Contact the Grant Director, Dr. Cathy Carlson.

Current Fellows: Dr. Elaine Norton and Dr. Michael Rahe


National Needs Fellowship in Food Animal Biosecurity

Purpose: To educate infectious disease scientists for careers in food safety and food animal biosecurity.

How to Apply: Contact the Grant Director, Dr. Mark Rutherford.

Current Fellows: Dr. Steven Tousignant, Dr. Whitney Knauer, Rachael Ceballos


NIH Pharmaconeuroimmunology Training Grant

Purpose: PhD and post-doctoral training in the interactions of drugs of abuse with the nervous and immune systems.

How to Apply: Contact the Grant Director, Dr. Tom Molitor.

Current Fellows: Jessica Rotschafer, Jennifer Triemstra, Jonathan Clayton. Others listed here.


Samuel Maheswaran Graduate Fellowship

Purpose: This newly established fellowship is awarded to a meritorious PhD student with a research focus in food animal health.

How to Apply: Call for applications by the Office of Graduate Programs. 


MnDRIVE Securing the Global Food Supply Fellowships 

Purpose: to train a new generation of multidisciplinary professionals and leaders in agricultural and food industries, educational institutions, international aid organizations and government careers. Recipients must be PhD candidates and will receive a one year stipend and professional development funds while completing. 

How to Apply: Contact Mark Rutherford, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.
 
Current Fellows: Carlos Andres Diaz, Xi Guo, and Nandita Mirakjar
 

Carlos Pijoan Graduate Student Fellowship in Swine Medicine

Purpose: To train the next generation of specialists in swine health and production to conduct applied research on the transmission, diagnosis, control, and eradication of economically significant diseases of swine. DVM degree (or equivalent) is required, along with previous experience in the international swine industry.

How to Apply: Nominated by the Leman Chair in Swine Medicine, Dr. Montse Torremorell.

Current Fellow: Carmen Alonso


Pfizer Animal Health-Morris Animal Health Fellowships

Purpose: To create research veterinarians.

How to Apply: Nomination by the Office of Graduate Programs.

Current Fellows: Dr. Nichol Schultz and Dr. Tiffany Wolf 


Hanlon/Schmidt/O'Brien Research Fellowship

Purpose: The fellowship, sponsored by Drs. JoAnne Schmidt O’Brien and Griselda “Bee” Hanlon of the class of 1952, was established to support an internal medicine resident, particularly in transition from the M.S. to the Ph.D. program.

How to Apply: Nominated from current graduate students by the Chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Current Recipient: Dr. Wil Greggs 


Pomeroy Veterinary Medicine Avian Health Scholarship

Purpose: To provide a meritorious award to a graduate student in the CVM who is working on avian disease, preventative medicine or pathology.

How to Apply: Call for Applications by the Office of Graduate Programs.

Current Recipient: Missy Monson


William and Deanna Pritchard Fellowship

Purpose: Full time graduate students working toward PhD, good academic standing with exceptional potential as academic clinical scholars, preference to LA internal medicine. DVM degree (or equivalent) is required.

How to Apply: Nominated by the Office of Graduate Programs.


Dr. RK Anderson and Ruth E. Foster Fellowship in Veterinary Behavioral Medicine and Human-Animal Relationships

Purpose: To provide funding for a veterinarian enrolled in the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota to study, practice and conduct research in veterinary behavioral medicine and human animal relationships. The student must be in good academic standing with exceptional potential in their field.

How to Apply: Nominated by the Chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

Current Fellow: Dr. Whitney Knauer


Alvin Weber Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

Purpose: Tuition support for DVM/PhD combined degree candidates.

How to Apply: Nomination by the Office of Graduate Programs.


WTS Thorp Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: To provide scholarships to graduate students (post-DVMs) in Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology.

How to Apply: Nominated by the Director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Dr. Jim Collins.


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