REQUEST FOR APPLICATION

ASLAP Foundation 2020 Summer Fellowship Program

The ASLAP Foundation is incorporated in the State of Illinois and is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide awards and scholarships to veterinary students who have demonstrated an interest in the practice of laboratory animal medicine. The ASLAP Foundation summer fellowship program is intended to provide the student with a 10-12 week concentrated exposure to the practice of laboratory animal medicine that combines both didactic and experiential training. The emphasis of the training is expected to be focused in the areas of clinical laboratory animal medicine and program/facility management. The fellowship program will provide up to $5,000 to the institution in direct support for the summer student. It will not provide indirect cost.

Key Dates - The ASLAP Foundation is requesting applications for the summer of 2020. The deadline for submitting applications is October 4, 2019 with awards made by November 22, 2019. The RFA  and Review Criteria  is now available. 

 

The emphasis of the Summer Fellowship training is expected to be focused in the areas of clinical laboratory animal medicine and program/facility management. The fellowship program will provide up to $5,000 to support the summer student. Submit the proposal electronically to Sally Westlake, the ASLAP Foundation Coordinator atsally@aslap.org on or before October 4, 2019.

For questions concerning the fellowship program contact Sally Westlake at sally@aslap.org.


2019 ASLAP AALAS Travel Award Program

The ASLAP Travel Award Program has been revised, so please read the nomination eligibility and application process below carefully. Laboratory animal medicine residents/trainees are now eligible as well, so please consider nominating your deserving students/residents now!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 ASLAP AALAS Travel Award Program. This program is intended to highlight the practice of laboratory animal medicine by providing support for veterinary students and laboratory animal medicine residents/trainees who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field to attend the National AALAS meeting.The 2019 meeting will be held at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. Denver, CO., U.S. from October 13-17, 2019. The Spotlight Forum is, "One Health–Connections Between Animal, Human, and Environmental Health.

Nominations from the national ASLAP membership, including self-nominations, must be received by June 1. Nomination packets must be submitted electronically to sally@aslap.org Nominees must be members of either their local student chapter or national ASLAP, a member of the student AVMA or national AVMA and be a veterinary student in good standing who is currently enrolled in a North American AVMA-accredited College or School of Veterinary Medicine or a post-graduate veterinarian currently completing an ACLAM recognized training program in laboratory animal medicine. Incomplete or late applications will not be evaluated. Recipients must be a current veterinary student or resident/trainee at the time of the National AALAS conference and cannot have been previous recipients of the ASLAP AALAS Travel Award.

To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must be members of the Student Chapter of ASLAP at their respective college or school or a current member of the national ASLAP organization.
  2. Applicants must be a Student AVMA or AVMA member.
  3. Applicants must be in good standing with their College or School of Veterinary Medicine or affiliated residency institution.
  4. A student/resident may receive the award once.
  5. The following individuals are not eligible to receive an ASLAP Veterinary Student Award:
    1. Immediate family members of current members of the ASLAP Veterinary Student Liaison Committee (VSLC)
    2. Immediate family members of current members of the ASLAP Board of Directors
    3. Substantial (greater than $500) contributors to the ASLAP Foundation, or immediate family members of substantial contributors.

Nomination packets must include:

  1. ASLAP AALAS Travel Award Nomination form (here )
  2. A current CV including contact information
  3. An essay of up to 500 words describing their interest in laboratory animal medicine, participation in activities related to laboratory animal medicine, and how attendance at the meeting will benefit their future career goals. Applicants should include information on poster/presentation potential if applicable.
  4. A letter of support from the liaison or residency/training program director
  5. A detailed estimate of expenses not to exceed $1,500

ASLAP Veterinary Student Award Program (VSAP)

The ASLAP Veterinary Student Liaison Committee (VSLC) is seeking nominations of senior veterinary students for the Society’s Veterinary Student Award Program (VSAP). Click here for the nomination form .

The Veterinary Student Award Program (VSAP) provides awards (a plaque, one year’s membership in ASLAP and a copy of the 3rd edition of the ACLAM Laboratory Animal Medicine textbook, and a monetary award of $300). There will be a total of five awards presented.

The VSAP is intended to increase awareness of the practice of laboratory animal medicine by recognizing current senior veterinary students who have demonstrated significant interest and potential in the field. Awards will be presented at each school during their awards program or another suitable public event involving a large proportion of the student body. Past winners of the VSAP Award are not eligible.

Nominations are welcomed and encouraged from any current national ASLAP member. Completed nomination forms should be accompanied by the student’s CV and an essay written by the student of up to 500 words describing their participation in activities related to laboratory animal medicine and how these activities have influenced their interests and career goals.

Please note that senior students that wish to nominate themselves or another student must be members of the national ASLAP organization. Nomination forms including essays and CVs must be received by April 15th.

Please send nominations to Jenelle Izer (jizer@pennstatehealth.psu.edu). Again, all nominations must be complete and received by April 15th. Click here for the nomination form .

Please support and encourage a senior veterinary student you know who is interested in laboratory animal medicine by nominating them for this award.