The AAV Research Committee functions to receive the pre-proposals and proposals for research grants awarded by the AAV. Each year we receive 30-40 pre-proposals to evaluate and choose the best 20%. We then ask these researchers to submit detailed full proposals that are evaluated by the committee members and the best proposals are then recommended to the Board of Directors for funding. The process starts in February each year when we receive the pre-proposals and ends in late June or July when we have a conference call to evaluate the full proposals.
2019 Committee Activities:
What does the Research Committee have in store for 2019?
In addition to identifying our research award for 2019,
We’ll be taking scientific papers from JAMS and discussing how they relate to avian practice, ie. how practitioners can apply the information in practice situations.
We will provide the AAV membership with information on results from previous research grants, including updates on research projects and resulting publications.
We are working on a special call for grants for the companion bird fund for AAV’s 40th anniversary in 2020, the topic to be determined based on feedback from practitioners on what are the most important problems plaguing avian medicine.
We’ll be putting up some great auction items to keep the research fund strong and always welcome AAV members who want to contribute to the committee and provide their feedback on research proposals.
What does it take to be a member of the Research Committee?
Well, you do not need to be doing full time research yourself, just have an interest in the research process. Our ten committee members range from clinicians and practitioners to folks in academic teaching and research positions. You do need to commit to getting the reading and evaluations done on a tight schedule of a couple of weeks once the pre-proposals and proposals arrive. You also need to be available for our conference call, which can be at an odd time to accommodate Research Committee members from our global community. If you are interested in joining us on the AAV Research Committee, please contact us. If you are interested in submitting a pre-proposal to the committee, see the details here.
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