“I want to work in a research lab in Summer 2012”
You can work in a research lab during Summer as a student hourly (see above). However, there are other programs that are designed specifically for a 10-week or 12-week research training experience that includes lectures on topics like research ethics and the responsible conduct of research, how to write a manuscript, prepare a research presentation, etc. Check the websites for deadlines for application and more information.
1. UW SVM Summer Research Scholars Program
This program is organized by Dr. Dale E. Bjorling, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Training
Deadline: February 1
Courtney Blohm, 2014
Colleen Carney, 2014
Allison Gutwillig, 2013
Catherine Hawkins, 2014
Katie Holmes, 2014
Martha Johnson, 2014
Jessica Lovstad, 2014
Kat Pankratz, 2014
Becky Rauwald, 2013
Sarah Schmid, 2014
Mary Thurber, 2014
Betsy Elsmo, 2013
Meghan Vermillion, 2013
Eva Bachar, 2013
2. Summer Research Programs at other Veterinary schools in the USA and Canada
Many veterinary schools in the USA and Canada offer paid 10 or 12-week mentored research opportunities to veterinary students. They all encourage out-of-state applicants to apply. Here are some web sites. A more complete list is generally available on the Michigan State website (see below).
Deadline: Applications are typically due in early February; check specific programs.
Illinois (also, Center for Zoonosis Research)
North Carolina State
Ohio State University
Prince Edward Island/Atlantic Veterinary College
Western University of Health Sciences
3. Summer Fellowships specifically for Veterinary Students but not at a School/College of Veterinary Medicine.
Talk to: Caroline Piskun, 2012
Generally these programs present a wide range of research projects from which to choose.
4. Cornell Summer Research and Leadership Program
We have had students who participated in this program.
Deadline: early December
5. Cambridge Summer School (England)
Talk to: Julia Dunn, 2011
Deadline: February 17, 2012
6. NIH Summer Internship
Veterinary students work in laboratories at the National Institutes of Health that are dedicated to a variety of disease areas including: cancer, infectious diseases, immunology, diabetes, metabolism, cardiac and vascular diseases as well as research in neurological disorders. Opportunities for experience in comparative and molecular pathology also exist. The presence of veterinary students helps other NIH health care professionals and researchers understand diseases from the perspective of veterinary medicine. Students may also interact with veterinarians employed by the NIH in diverse professional roles.
Deadline: March 1, 2012
7. Morris Animal Foundation
The Morris Animal Foundation sponsors a Veterinary Student Scholars Program and provides stipend support of up to $4,000 to students who have completed at least on year of veterinary school. Applicants are nominated by their school and work on an animal health research project in the areas of large animal, small animal, wildlife and multiple species.
Deadline: April 5, 2012