Source: American Association of Swine Veterinarians
As part of its mission to fund research with direct application to the profession, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation is accepting research proposals to be considered for funding in 2019. Proposals are due Jan. 18, and may request a maximum of $30,000 (USD) per project. A maximum of $60,000 will be awarded across two or more projects.
The announcement of projects selected for funding will take place at the AASV Foundation Luncheon in Orlando, Fla., on March 10 (awardees will be notified in advance).
A panel of AASV members will evaluate and select proposals for funding, based on the following scoring system.
- Potential benefit to swine veterinarians/swine industry (40 points)
- Probability of success within timeline (35 points)
- Scientific/investigative quality (15 points)
- Budget justification (5 points)
- Originality (5 points)
Proposed research should fit one of the five action areas stated in the AASV Foundation mission statement. The mission of the AASV Foundation is to empower swine veterinarians to achieve a higher level of personal and professional effectiveness by enhancing the image of the swine veterinary profession, supporting the development and scholarship of students and veterinarians interested in the swine industry, addressing long-range issues of the profession, supporting faculty and promoting excellence in the teaching of swine health and production and funding research with direct application to the profession.
The instructions for submitting proposals are available on the AASV Foundation Web site at AASV.org/foundation/2019/research.php. Proposals may be submitted by mail or email (preferred).