VCS-Dr. Gordon Theilen Resident Research Grant
Grant opportunities for member residents
The Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS) created the VCS-Dr. Gordon Theilen Resident Research Grant in 2016. This program provides grant opportunities for residents participating in AVMA-approved training programs with a goal of funding hypothesis driven, prospective studies that take approximately one year to complete. Over the past five years, a total of 19 grants totaling $351,485 have been given to our member residents with recipients representing a wide variety of veterinary schools across the United States and Canada. When these projects are completed, the grant recipient presents his or her research at a VCS Annual Conference.
- Any resident participating in an AVMA-approved training program is eligible to apply.
- Either clinical or basic research projects in the field of veterinary or comparative oncology are eligible for consideration.
- Resident must be a current member of the Veterinary Cancer Society and remain so for the duration of the trial.
- Those residents who receive a grant must present their project at a VCS Conference when complete. An abstract must be submitted and if accepted, will be assigned to either a poster or oral presentation.
Over the past 5 years, a total of 19 grants totaling $351,485 have been given to our member residents with recipients representing a wide variety of veterinary schools across the US and Canada.
- Proposals will be reviewed by a committee comprised of VCS members with expertise in clinical and basic veterinary oncology research.
- Specific criteria used in consideration of proposals will include:
- Potential of the study to enhance existing scientific knowledge in the field of veterinary and/or comparative oncology
- Relevance of the proposal to existing scientific knowledge
- Feasibility of the study, including: likelihood of success in achieving study objectives and obtaining publishable results; appropriateness of study design; realistic time frame for completion (e.g., institutional case load for clinical proposals)
- Adequacy of facility space/infrastructure/equipment, prior research productivity
- Adequacy of Animal Involvement Justification (Protection/Safety)