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Veterinary Research Scholars Program Application
College of Veterinary Medicine
Kansas State University

Visit our web page: http://www.vet.k-state.edu/research/vet-scholar/apply.html for a printable application, a list of mentors accepting students for the coming summer, and an extensive description of the Veterinary Research Scholars Program. PLEASE NOTE: applications can be emailed to bturner3@vet.k-state.edu or kstenske@vet.k-state.edu.


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By signing this document, you are granting your permission to share your dossier with the funding sponsors as well as faculty members of the College of Veterinary Medicine who comprise the Program Advisory Committee.

Additional Required Information

I. Statement of Goals

Please provide a personal statement (not to exceed two pages) discussing the following:

1. How would participation in the K-State Veterinary Research Scholars Program (VRSP) advance your future endeavors?

2. Why you are interested in becoming a summer research scholar?

A. For applicant with minimal prior research experience, what has motivated you to participate in summer research program? What would you like to gain from the summer research program?

B. For applicant with significant prior research experience, describe your research experiences and how would participation in the K-State VRSP further advance your interest in research and/or career goals?


II. Research Topic Interest

Provide 3 prospective faculty members at K-State with whom you would like to work in enhancing your future endeavors or 3 research areas of interest of which you would like to explore.

Faculty Member or Research Area #1:
Faculty Member or Research Area #2:
Faculty Member or Research Area #3:

III. Credentials

A. Academic Information

GRE Date (If Taken):

B. Education and Professional Experience

Please append to this application a resumé or CV that includes the following information:

a) College/University Education: Specify all schools attended and the years of attendance and degree obtained.

b) Academic and Professional Honors: Specify name, purpose, sponsor and date of each award.

c) Work Experience: Include all work experience, whether part-time, full-time, or voluntary.

d) Publications: if you have had previous research experience and have published the findings, please provide the relevant citations. Note: the majority of applicants will not have research publications.

e) Personal Interests and Achievements: Activities, hobbies, clubs and organizations.


C. Transcripts

Append undergraduate and veterinary college transcripts (one each) to this form. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.:


D. References

Please ask two individuals familiar with your research potential to submit a letter of reference to Dr. Kate KuKanich (Letters may be submitted electronically or in print using the address below). References may include faculty members from Kansas State University or other institutions, industrial scientists, and/or other supervisors/employers. Please provide the names of your references in the spaces below. In the letter of reference, please address the following topics:

  • Reference’s general role in interactions with the applicant.
  • How long the referee has known the applicant.
  • Place the applicant into a general peer group and rate the applicant against that group.
  • The applicant’s strengths, weaknesses, and potential as a veterinary researcher.
  • Why the applicant would be a participant of 2019 VRSP.

If your references choose to submit electronically, please provide them with the Reference Upload page located here: http://www.vet.k-state.edu/asp/vetscholars/References.aspx

Reference 1:

Reference 2:

For submission of application or more information, contact:

Dr. Kate KuKanich
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Q213 Mosier Hall, KSU-CVM
Manhattan, KS 66506
Tele: (785) 532-4282
e-mail: kstenske@vet.k-state.edu

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If you would like to manually fill out this document and email it in, you can find a printable version here.