CRWAD Student Research and Travel Awards

The CRWAD Council will be awarding eight $500 awards to support travel for graduate students presenting abstracts at the CRWAD meeting.

Criteria:  Applicants must be graduate students enrolled in MS or PhD program relevant to research presented at CRWAD; award recipients must be enrolled in their graduate program at the time they attend the meeting for which they receive the award.  Recipients must attend the annual CRWAD meeting in Chicago to receive the award.  Applications must include the following:
1.  Letter from applicant’s major professor confirming that applicant is enrolled in a relevant MS or PhD program.
2.  Copy of letter or email message confirming the applicant’s abstract has been accepted for presentation at CRWAD.
3.  Copy of the abstract an abstract accepted for presentation at CRWAD.
4.  NOTE: students must meet the primary abstract submission deadline (Aug 1, 2018) to be eligible for CRWAD travel awards.
5.  A statement explaining how and/or why the work described in their abstract will benefit animal health, population health, or translational medicine.  (no more than 1 page, double spaced).
Preference will be given to students presenting oral presentations, and to students who are close to completing their PhD.
Email applications to CRWADorganizers@gmail.com, Marked: “Attention — Travel Award Committee”
Applications must be received by October 1st for travel to CRWAD in the same year.  Awards will be announced by November 1st.


Graduate Student Travel Award for Research in Biosafety and Biosecurity

The Animal Health Institute and the Joseph J. Garbarino Foundation are pleased to sponsor a Graduate Student Travel Award ($500) for one graduate student making an oral presentation at CRWAD. 

Criteria:  Applicants must be graduate students enrolled in MS or PhD program conducting research relevant to biosafety or biosecurity and must have a research abstract accepted for an oral presentation CRWAD; award recipients must be enrolled in their graduate program at the time they attend the meeting for which they receive the award.  Recipients must attend the annual CRWAD meeting in Chicago to receive the award.  Applications must include the following:
1.  Letter from applicant’s major professor confirming that applicant is enrolled in a relevant MS or PhD program.
2.  Copy of letter or email message confirming the applicant’s abstract has been accepted for oral presentation at CRWAD.
3.  Copy of the abstract an abstract accepted for presentation at CRWAD.
4.  NOTE: students must meet the primary abstract submission deadline (Aug 1, 2018) to be eligible for CRWAD travel awards.
5.  A 500-word essay describing the impact their research may have on the fields of biosafety or biosecurity
Email applications to CRWADorganizers@gmail.com, Marked: “Attention — Biosafety/Biosecurity Travel Award Committee”
Applications must be received by October 1st for travel to CRWAD in the same year.  Awards will be announced by November 1st.


CRWAD Graduate Student Research Awards

Numerous awards are presented every year for outstanding presentations made by graduate students. Graduate students can enter these competitions at the time that abstracts are submitted Last year, 18 graduate students received cash awards totaling $6,000!

Students entering competitions or applying for travel grants must submit abstracts by August 1, the primary submission deadline; application for student research awards will be made at the time of abstract submission.
Additional requirements and instructions will be posted on this website in the coming weeks.
In 2018, the following organizations will sponsor student research awards:
  • The American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI)
  • The American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP)
  • The American Association of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM)
  • The Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (AVEPM)
  •  NC-1202 Enteric Diseases and Bacterial Pathogenesis Awards
  •  The Animal Health Institute and Joseph J. Garbarino Foundation Biosafety  & Biosecurity Award