Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program



Veterinarian Scientists

Graduate Program for Veterinary Scientists

Program Description

The Graduate Program for Veterinary Scientists can provide up to three years of funding to qualified veterinarians seeking PhD training in basic or translational science. The program is supported by an institutional NIH training grant (T32 OD 011000). Training is available in a broad range of scientific areas.

The Veterinary Scientists Program is a structured program that aims to provide high quality research training with the goal of helping veterinarians enter careers to become independent veterinary scientists.

To be eligible for this NIH-supported program, applicants must

  • Be US citizens or permanent residents
  • Possess a recognized veterinary degree
  • Applicants do not need to have been accepted into graduate school before applying. However, scholarships will only be offered to individuals who have received and accepted an offer of a graduate position at Cornell University.
  • Choose to train or rotate through the laboratory of a participating faculty member. Continuing funding is contingent upon the trainee electing to conduct their PhD research project with a participating faculty member.