Career Building
An Experience Like No Other

The Summer Research Experience is a 12-week investigative program designed to provide veterinary students with training in biomedical research. As one of only 15 National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded summer research programs, our program provides skills that not only encourages pursuit of research careers, but helps students develop into leaders within their veterinary profession.

Getting Started

Your journey begins here. Spend your summer building a career!

About Our Program

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We welcome students from any college of veterinary medicine in the United States to apply to our program. No prior experience in research is required.

Students must be enrolled and have successfully completed the freshman year of veterinary college in good academic standing; they cannot have completed the veterinary degree at the time of participation in the program. Mississippi State University and MSU CVM are committed to diversity in the educational process and seek to involve students from under-represented population groups in this program.

Eligibility Application

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Hands-On Learning
Where Research & Education Meet

To achieve the program goals, students receive training through two major components. The first is a hands-on research experience with a faculty mentor that continues throughout the 12-week program.

The second component is a series of interactive educational experiences that are integrated throughout the program and culminate in attending the Boehringer-Ingelheim (BI)-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium.

Research Projects Activities Schedule

Mentoring Success
Excellence Through Collaboration

The key to success of the Summer Research Experience Program is the close collaboration of outstanding students with dedicated, competent scientists.

Funding support for the program is provided primarily through the Boehringer-Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program and NIH. Our NIH T35 award is jointly administered with Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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