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Entries in SAVMA (14)

Monday
Nov262018

Wellness Support Fund

Wellness Support Fund
SAVMA's Wellness Committee

The SAVMA Wellness Committee is offering funding to veterinary students and veterinary school organizations that wish to promote physical, mental, and emotional health at their college of veterinary medicine.

In light of the growing body of evidence indicating high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression in the veterinary profession, the committee recognizes that there is a considerable need to transform the culture of veterinary schools into one that is safe, promotes self-awareness, and encourages healthy living habits.  The SAVMA will award up to $2,500.00USD each cycle to student applicants demonstrating the need for assistance with a project, lecture, or event(s) that will foster physical or mental wellness in their respective college, on an as needed basis.

Apply here today! Must be a SAVMA member to apply. The committee will accept applications until December 31, 2018 Applicants may apply either to be reimbursed for a project retroactively or proactively. Fill out completed application form and send additional required materials (receipts, itineraries, etc.) to savmawellness@gmail.com.

Monday
Nov122018

Faculty Community Outreach Award

Faculty Community Outreach Award
SAVMA's Public Health and Community Outreach Committee 

The SAVMA Faculty Community Outreach Award nomination is intended for students to publicly acknowledge how faculty members, clinicians, and other respected individuals engaged in one of the many veterinary fields have gone above and beyond their own professional responsibilities and duties to interact with and make a difference in the local and/or global community as a servant leader. The Nominee will receive $300, paid travel expenses to SAVMA Symposium, and an award that will be presented publicly at symposium. The Author of the winning application will receive $125. 

Eligibility

  •  The nominee is required to be a veterinarian and must be a member-in-good-standing with the AVMA at the time of nomination (if you are unsure we can check).
  • Preference may be given to nominees with significant and/or regular interactions with students. The student nominator’s school must be in good standing with the AVMA and Student AVMA.
  • Prior award recipients are not eligible for 3 years after the award is won (e.g. 2014 winner cannot win again until 2018)

Click here for the application. Applications are due by December 1st. You must be a SAVMA member to apply. Questions can be sent to SAVMA.phcoc@gmail.com

Monday
Oct222018

Environmental Awareness Grant 

Environmental Awareness Grant 2018
SAVMA's Public Health and Community Outreach Committee 

The Environmental Awareness Grant is a SAVMA sponsored grant that allows for current SAVMA members to reach out and initiate environmental projects, engage in research, or attend conservation related events/ meetings. This grant can be used to support topics such as: initiating recycling programs at your school, decreasing plastic waste in the veterinary community, support for conservation programs, travel grants for conservation projects local and abroad, and supporting research relating to veterinary conservation. 

A first place grant receives $1000 and two honorable mentions receive $500. Applications and Letter of Recommendation are due November 1, 2018! Check out the details here. You must be a SAVMA member to apply.

Email savma.phcoc@gmail.com with any questions by using "Environmental Awareness Grant 2018" in the subject line

Friday
Sep212018

Cultural & Diversity Awareness Grant

Cultural & Diversity Awareness Grant
SAVMA's Integrative Communication and Diversity Committee 

Cultural differences between veterinarians and clients, and in fact between veterinarians and other veterinarians, are one of many obstacles that the profession must face. To overcome these differences, each of us must approach all clients with an understanding of different values, beliefs, and personal preferences.

The SAVMA Integrative Communication and Diversity Committee (ICDC) provides financial resources to veterinary students who wish to develop and support activities or experiences that will increase cultural and diversity awareness within their student body.

The event must have occurred in the past 12 months (between September 2017 and September 2018).
Please include in your attachments any posters, pamphlets, or PowerPoint presentations given at the event to attendees. If supplemental information was not provided, please provide a detailed description of how your organization recognized diversity. Applications are due Monday October 15th

Click here to apply


Details: Please include an essay (500 words or less) describing activities, participation, goals, financial need, and intended use of the grant. Individual applicants, please note the purpose of this grant is not to fund individual personal experiences, but rather is meant to support activities or experiences that will increase awareness of diversity within your student body.

Successful examples will be published in the Vet Gazette. If awarded the grant you must follow up with pictures from the event unless previously submitted with the application. In order to qualify for the grant, no fundraising component can come from the activity. Please include in your attachments any posters, pamphlets, or PowerPoint presentations given at the event to attendees. If supplemental information was not provided, please provide a detailed description of how your organization recognized diversity. Examples can include diversity based club lectures, international outreach activities involving other cultures such as “Vets Without Borders”, volunteer based projects promoting differences amongst clientele, and many more. Please note diversity is not limited to ethnicity and can involve factors such as economic status, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or lifestyle choices. 

Monday
Sep172018

Wellness Committee Grants

Financial Wellbeing Grant
SAVMA's Wellness Committee

The SAVMA Wellness committee recognizes that financial wellbeing is an important facet of veterinary student wellness, so the committee is offering funding to SAVMA chapters that wish to provide additional information on financial matters to their student bodies. Realizing that guest speakers may have costly honorariums and travel expenses, the SAVMA Wellness Committee will award up to $2,000 USD annually to one SAVMA chapter demonstrating the need for assistance with a project, lecture, or event(s) that will foster financial wellbeing in their respective college, on an as needed basis. The project, lecture, or event(s) is expected to be accessible to all SAVMA members in the chapter.

Apply here today! 

The committee will accept applications until October 1, 2018. Applicants may apply either to be reimbursed for a project retroactively or proactively. All grant winners are required to submit a 500 word or less program report detailing the success of the event and including pictures, along with all receipts within a month of the event. Fill out completed application form and send additional required materials (receipts, itineraries, etc.) to savmawellness@gmail.com.

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Supporter of Student Wellbeing Award
SAVMA's Wellness Committee 

The SAVMA Wellness Committee would like to recognize and acknowledge an individual faculty or staff members that goes above and beyond to promote student wellbeing at their institutions. This may include, but is not limited to, promoting mental, physical, spiritual and emotional intelligence amongst their students, creation or support of wellness initiatives and programming at their institutions, or serving as a role model that demonstrates the importance of self-care. 

Awarded faculty or staff will receive compensation up to 1500$ for travel to and from SAVMA Symposium 2019 in Athens, Georgia, where they will be recognized and receive an award for their efforts for student wellbeing. 

The nominating student will also receive a 200$ Stipend for their submission efforts.

Apply here today! The committee will accept applications until October 1, 2018. Please direct any questions to savmawellness@gmail.com.