IVSA Funding

To be considered for funding you must be an IVSA member seeking international veterinary experience.

Application Process Applications are available at IVSA Fall 2010 fundingand in the IVSA Club mailbox. Read instructions carefully as incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have questions, please contact Erin Galemore, Class of 2012. Application submission deadline for Fall semester is October 29, 2010 at 5:00pm (to Erin Galemore). . Funding will be awarded during the first week of selectives.

How Funding is Awarded Funding is awarded based on a point system. Members earn points by volunteering in IVSA activities. The more active you are, the more points you collect. Only the top members will be awarded funding due to budget constraints. You can carry over 50% of your points from one year to the next.

Giving Back Students who are awarded funding are required to present their experiences at an IVSA lunch meeting the semester following their travel. You are also required to put together a powerpoint presentation for use in the IVSA room of the vet school library. In the presentation, please include where you went, what you did, contact information, how you organized your trip, local information, such as dress requirements, food, customs, safety, etc., your funding sources, anything else you feel may be useful to future veterinary travelers. Submit your labeled powerpoint CD or DVD to Elisabeth Nifong, Class of 2012. The deadline for powerpoint submission for students who received funding last spring or over summer break is September 30th.


Other Funding Sources

NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine Applications for international travel awards can be downloaded here. Students must discuss their plans with the CVM International Programs Director or one of the Regional Coordinators (ex. Dr. Prema Arasu) previous to filling out and submitting an application. All applications are due by November 9 at 5 p.m. to Ms. Sarah Battle.

SCAVMA Funding   Applications online at http://clubs.ncsu.edu/scavma/   Click on “Student Downloads” then “Funding Request Forms”

SAVMA Funding Applications online at http://www.avma.org/savma/ •  Click on “SAVMA Committees” then “International Veterinary Student Relations Committee” •  Click on “IVSRC Member Area” •  Enter in AVMA Student ID number and password •  Find out your ID number/password from SAVMA Jr. Delegate Claire McPhee or Sr. Delegate Chris Kostivo •  Click on “IVSRC Scholarship Guidelines” and carefully read before applying for scholarship •  To apply, click on “IVSRC Scholarship Application” Questions: Contact Claire McPhee, SAVMA Jr. Delegate, Class of 2009

NCSU Study Abroad

Scholarship search engines:


Study Abroad.com

University of Minnesota Learning Abroad (good funding resources)

Michigan State University External Study Abroad




Funding for graduate women: www.aauw.org

International Education Financial Aid: www.iefa.org

Scholarships for students studying abroad: www.iie.org

International Grant listings: www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3inttrav.htm

Rhodes Scholarships: www.rhodescholar.org

Rotary: www.rotary.org Questions: Dr. Ed Smallwood

Study Abroad: http://www.studyabroad.com/

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) funds study abroad experiences in Germany to 50,000 individuals per year: www.daad.org

American-Scandinavian Foundation: http://www.amscan.org/training.html


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