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ILHAC Grant Programs

State appropriated monies are made available through the Iowa Livestock Health Advisory Council to support research relating to livestock health. The Council establishes priorities for this research. Up to $25,000 is currently available each year to support each project. These funds support new and continuation (for a second year) research projects funded on the basis of proposals submitted by CVM faculty.

Submit one signed paper copy to the CVM Research Office (Rm 2526). Full proposals (AND electronic submission to cvmres@iastate.edu) due TBD.

Proposals will be reviewed and critiqued by a subcommittee of the CVM Research Advisory Committee early in 2015. These reviews and recommendations are then submitted to ILHAC for review by the advisory committee members at their winter meeting, which is scheduled for TBD. Preliminary award information will be sent out to PI's in TBD.  Final awards are made by ILHAC in June 2015.

ILHAC and CVM Summer Scholar Research Program Joint Initiative

ILHAC researchers will have the opportunity to involve a first- or second-year veterinary student in their research project.  ILHAC researchers that are interested in being a CVM Summer Scholar Research Program (SSRP) mentor to VM1 or VM2 students can indicate so on the cover page of their ILHAC proposal (see cover page format on website).  If their ILHAC project is selected for funding and, if they have indicated a desire to participate in the SSRP (by so indicating on the proposal cover page) then, their project will be automatically entered into the SSRP matching program.  If their project is successfully matched with a veterinary student (i.e. Summer Scholar) then, the student will participate in their project from mid-May until mid-August.  The student's summer stipend will be provided by ILHAC separate from the research project. (Do not build funds for a scholar's stipend into your budget).

It is anticipated that this combination of unique programs (i.e. ILHAC and CVM SSRP) will benefit the SSRP by providing an opportunity for veterinary students to participate in research projects addressing high priority animal health issues in Iowa.  In addition, ILHAC will benefit by introducing high energy, top quality veterinary students into the realms of animal health research.