A $5,000 USD Dr. Greg Bossart Memorial Scholarship is available to a graduate student in wildlife biology, epidemiology, veterinary, medical, public health, basic or social sciences or other post-graduate program focusing on the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment using a One Health framework. The submission deadline is October 10, 2021 and funds will be awarded in November 2021.
Greg Bossart, DVM, Ph.D. was a highly respected veterinarian, pathologist, and conservationist committed to advancing the understanding of marine mammals as sentinels of ocean and human health. With a career spanning 30 years and over 200 publications, Dr. Bossart identified resurgent and emerging diseases in dolphins, manatees, birds, and whales. His research and innovative techniques helped characterize the first viral diseases in manatees and he was responsible for developing the first immunohistochemical technique for diagnosing brevetoxicosis (red tide poisoning) in both marine mammals and birds.
Dr. Bossart was a dedicated proponent of the One Health concept and approach which was a prominent theme in his long-running Atlantic bottlenose dolphin Health and Environmental Risk Assessment (HERA) project. Started in 2003, HERA was developed to monitor how dolphin health in coastal habitats is impacted by environmental stressors and how those stressors potentially also impact human health. His contributions to the study of marine mammal health are far-reaching, and through this scholarship, Georgia Aquarium is committed to honoring Dr. Bossart’s One Health legacy.
For eligibility, requirements, and application instructions, click here.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering paid internship opportunities to current students, graduate and undergraduate. Recent (within the past year) graduates are also eligible to apply. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in gaining hands-on practical work experience while working with a diverse group of professionals in the fields of wildlife science, biological science, wildlife management, and many other professions within the Department. Application deadline is August 8, 2021. Click here for more information.
Applications are now being accepted for the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Veterinary Externship, a collaborative program for 4th-year veterinary students offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the National Park Service, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. 6-8 students will be accepted each year; the application deadline for this cycle is October 1, 2021 with rotation dates being from August 29, 2022 through September 23, 2022. Click here for the externship brochure and visit our Students page for additional opportunities:
The University of Georgia is hosting their 2nd Annual Conservation Medicine, One Health, & Wildlife Diseases Student Workshop on November 6-7, 2020. The purpose of this workshop is to provide beginner through advanced content on those fields to a variety of students. Click here for additional event details including how to register.
Interested in picking up an AAWV t-shirt, telescoping metal straw, or hat? Visit our Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/AAWVLogoWear. All proceeds go towards the AAWV Student Account, which helps fund grants, travel awards, and other opportunities for AAWV student members.
The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission is advertising a paid summer internship to work as a technician in their conservation program. The application deadline is March 6, 2020. Click here for additional details.
Here’s a report from Christine Casey, recipient of the AAWV Student Travel Award to attend the 2018 USAHA Annual Conference, held last October in Kansas City, MO.
Registration is open for the student workshop on Conservation Medicine, One Health, & Wildlife Diseases at the University of Georgia from November 2-4, 2018. Click here for more information.
The University of Georgia will be hosting a student workshop in Conservation Medicine, One Health, and Wildlife Diseases from November 2 – 4, 2018. Click here for more details.