As part of its mission to fund research with direct application to the profession, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Foundation seeks research proposals for funding in 2015. Proposals are due Jan. 30, and may request a maximum of $30,000 (US$) 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 1. Awardees may be notified in advance.
Proposed research should fit one of the five action areas stated in the AASV Foundation mission statement.
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
- Funding research with direct application to the profession
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)
The instructions for submitting proposals are available on the AASV Foundation website at www.aasv.org/foundation/2015/research.php. Proposals may be submitted by email (preferred) or mail.
For more information, or to submit a proposal:
AASV Foundation, 830 26th Street, Perry, IA 50220-2328, Tel: (515) 465-5255, Fax: (515) 465-3832, Email: [email protected]